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'Rock And Roll Stories': Four Decades Photographing Music's Biggest Stars

Friday, December 06, 2013

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith with Ozzy Osbourne, one of the many subjects featured in her book 'Rock and Roll Stories.' Photographer Lynn Goldsmith with Ozzy Osbourne, one of the many subjects featured in her book "Rock and Roll Stories." (Abrams Books)

It’s hard to think of a big name in the music world who hasn’t been photographed by Lynn Goldsmith. From Bob Dylan to James Brown, Bruce Springsteen to The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson to New Kids On The Block, Goldsmith has been there to document them on and off stage.

And for a long time, Goldsmith didn’t want to be known as a “rock and roll photographer,” yet with her new book, Rock And Roll Stories, she’s embraced the label. The collection collects photos and behind-the-scenes tales from Goldsmith's four decades of work.

In an interview with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Goldsmith shares some of those tales.

Goldsmith also released a 1983 album -- and several innovative music videos as Will Powers. Hear her brand new remix of the Will Powers hit "Adventures in Success":

Will Powers - Adventures in Success 2013 Remix

Michael Jackson photographed by Lynn Goldsmith at Disney World, 1984

Michael Jackson photographed by Lynn Goldsmith at Disney World, 1984

Patti Smith, photographed by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976

Patti Smith, photographed by Lynn Goldsmith, 1976

Frank Zappa, photographed by Lynn Goldsmith, 1988

Frank Zappa, photographed by Lynn Goldsmith, 1988

Lynn Goldsmith with Gene Simmons of Kiss.

Lynn Goldsmith with Gene Simmons of Kiss.

Guests:

Lynn Goldsmith

Comments [1]

Eric from Albany CA

Ms. Goldsmith's stunning photos of Springsteen's 1978 "Darkness on the Edge of Town" tour (perhaps the most iconic breakthrough rock and roll tour since Dylan and the Hawks toured Europe in 1966) are the most remarkable photos of The Man that I have ever seen, especially the classic photo of Bruce in the shower (see her "Springsteen: Access All Areas" book).

Dec. 08 2013 11:44 AM

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