Playboy. February 1972.
See ya, Ray.
Country legend George Jones died today at age 81.
Woodstock opener and showstopper Richie Havens died today at age 72.
Storm Thorgerson, who designed the image above and dozens of other iconic record sleeves, died Thursday at age 69.
Jonathan Winters (pictured above in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World) died yesterday at age 87.
If you haven’t heard it, check out the interview that Marc Maron conducted with Winters a few years ago. It’s going to be reposted for free over the weekend.
Les Blank (who died yesterday at age 77). 1982.
Sitar master and long-term George Harrison collaborator Ravi Shankar, who brought “world music” to the 1960s rock festival circuit, died yesterday at age 92. Here’s an obit.
In India. Photo by George Harrison. 1966.
Ravi goes Hollywood: with Peter Sellers and George Harrison during the Dark Horse Tour. 1974.
Take Five 45. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, whose leader died yesterday a day before what would have been his ninety-second birthday. 1959.