This photograph of Frank Zappa was originally an album cover, which then became this poster.
One of my favorites of FZ, in New York, just after a Halloween concert.
The coneheads were there in force, with Frank’s bodyguard standing watch.
Frank Zappa photographed in his in-home studio, located in the Hollywood Hills, now owned by Lady Gaga.
This one is a Polaroid, in his Hollywood Hills home.
This was an outtake from an all-night session, just me and Frank, which resulted in a cover.
And this is that cover.
Frank with his engineer, Spencer Chrislu, four months before he passed away in 1993. RIP, Mr Zappa.
Portrait of Yngwie Malmsteen.
Steve Vai, who was always entertaining to photograph, as he was open to trying just about anything.
Portrait of Toni Childs in her home in 1991.
One of the best songwriters of his generation – Sonny (I Fought the Law) Curtis. He grew up in Lubbock, along with Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison.
Portrait of Steely Dan’s Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter.
Joe Satrianai performing.
Ry Cooder photographed for Guitar World Magazine in my Hollywood studio in 1987.
Randy Rhoads in my Hollywood studio December 15th, 1981. He was on a tour break with Ozzy and would be killed three months later, a small plane crash in Florida.
Portrait of John Lee Hooker in a Hollywood recording studio in 1989.
The amazing songwriter Jimmy Webb, at a session for Johnny Rivers, listening to playback.
This particular image was not used, but I like it. She’s such a beautiful woman.
George Harrison, being interviewed at Warner Bros. Records’ Burbank offices.
But, he did not have his guitar, so we asked John Fogerty, who was rehearsing in the basement, if we could borrow his guitar.
Fogerty said ‘yes’ so here’s the photograph with his guitar, but George turned it backwards.
I’m just brushing away a little fluff but a designer friend of mine calls this “Beatle Slapper.”
I went on the road with Emmylou to produce this album art. The point-of-view was from the rafters of an old Warners Theater in Fresno, California. This is why it’s always good to know the crew people, because the Warner guys took me up there.
The wrap-around for an album we made for the great Bonnie Raitt.
Bobby (Little Green Apples) Russell, at a recording session for his then-wife, Vicki Lawrence. He and Vicki had a huge hit with “That’s the Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”
The front cover of a jazz album for musician Andrew Hill.
Eddie Van Halen, in my studio, working hard for this portrait. And wearing my tennis shoes.
The first time I visited Morrison’s grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery just outside of Paris, before some hooligans absconded with the bust. No, it wasn’t me.
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