Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes.“When the Who started smashing their instruments and releasing fog all over the stage the audience was incredulous. We had never seen smashing as aesthetics. It seemed wasteful and felt scary.”
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis jumping for Philippe Halsman in 1951
“Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits.” - Philippe Halsman
I’ve always maintained that Zeppelin was the spaces between us. Bonzo was into soul music and Motown ballads; I was into jazz and classical music; Jimmy was into rockabilly, blues, and folk; and Robert was into blues and Elvis Presley. None of us had the same record collection. Nobody on the outside of the band could understand this.
John Paul Jones, quoted in Brad Tolinski, Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page