Tag Archives: 1980s

25 Photos of Freddie Mercury That Will Make You Love and Miss Him More

Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) was a British singer-songwriter and producer. As the frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury was one of the most talented and innovative singers of the rock era. We know his most famous photos and videos, which are mostly from concerts, video clips and special shoots. So here’s a collection of 25 photos that […]

If You Wore Bell Bottoms and Watched “Charlie’s Angels,” Chances Are You’ll Remember “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific” Shampoo

Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific was a popular shampoo in the 1970s and 1980s. Manufactured by the Andrew Jergens Company, the shampoo had a strong floral scent that softened after rinsing and remained in the user’s hair for some time. The product’s unusually long name was satirized on The Simpsons. In one episode, Patty Bouvier waxes […]

The 15 Best Queen Songs

Freddie Mercury, the legendary, golden-voiced lead singer of Queen, passed away 25 years ago this month due to complications from AIDS. Before his death, though, he and his bandmates—Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor—became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After starting as a prog rock band with fantastical influences, Queen […]

Candid Snapshots From 1978 Gay Halloween Party in Sacramento

In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is ‘the great gay holiday’ or Gay Halloween. Before Halloween existed, the night before All Hallows Day (All Saints Day), was linked to the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’ in the British Isles, meaning ‘summer’s end’. And because the celebration is associated with mystery, […]

20 Vintage Photos of Young Jackie Chan in His Early Kung Ku Movies

20 Vintage Photos of Young Jackie Chan in His Early Kung Ku Movies

Jackie Chan played a fair few small roles and did a lot of stunts in movies before taking the lead in some of the films listed further down. He had a minuscule part in Come Drink with Me at the age of 16 and even the highly regarded A Touch of Zen (among other films), before doing stunts in […]

26 Wild Photos of New Yorks Notorious Studio 54 Disco Club

26 Wild Photos of New Yorks Notorious Studio 54 Disco Club

Studio 54 is a former nightclub and currently a Broadway theatre, located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The building, originally built as the Gallo Opera House, opened in 1927, after which it changed names several times, eventually becoming CBS radio and television Studio 52. […]

Rare 1980s Photos Michael Jackson Shooting Music Video Bad

Rare 1980s Photos Michael Jackson Shooting Music Video Bad

Michael Jackson’s hit song BAD was shot at the Brooklyn Hoyt-Schermerhorn station.  The music video shot by master Martin Scorses was released in November 1986 with an 19 minute short film. Bad is MIchael Jackson’s seventh record  released on August 31, 1987 in the US by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. It was released nearly […]

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

Photos of of Pimps, Prostitutes and Homeless from 1970s Times Square Through a Bartender’s Camera

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City’s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. For ten years, right up until the bar closed for good in 1982, he shot thousands of black and white photographs, […]

Vintage photos of dangerous New York City’s subway system, 1970-1980

Vintage photos of dangerous New York City’s subway system, 1970-1980

During the late 70’s and early 80’s, New York City’s subway system was one of the most dangerous places a person could be. Lucky for those of us who never had the chance to see it, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there, and the dark and atmospheric series of photos he took has now come […]

18 Vintage Photographs Document Runaway Teenagers Living in the Streets of Seattle in the 1980s

Mary Ellen Mark (1941-2015) put her hands on photography in the 1960s, depicting streets scenes in her native Philadelphia as well as anti-Vietnam and women’s rights demonstrations in New York. Quite promptly, when working for Look magazine, the American photographer chose to chronicle the existences of the desperate, the marginals, the homeless, the wounded of […]