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Happy Birthday to Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison #21 - Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 1970

Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 1970

Today is Jim Morrison’s birthday.

This is a rare photograph of Jim smiling. It was taken in the Dade County Courthouse in October 1970.

I was his first defense witness at his trial. You can read the whole story at www.TreeO.com/Morrison.

Also, my friend, Alan Graham (Jim’s brother-in-law) wrote a book about Jim and his family. It’s available on Amazon as a Kindle book here.
I Remember Jim Morrison (Kindle Edition) by Alan R. Graham
Also as an Apple eBook.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin - West Palm Beach Rock Festival - West Palm Beach, Florida - November 30, 1969


West Palm Beach Rock Festival - West Palm Beach, Florida - November 30, 1969

This photograph of Janis was shot at the West Palm Beach Rock Festival. Just three and a half months after Woodstock, it was nicknamed Woodstock South. Also at the three day festival was Jefferson Airplane, Sly Stone and the Rolling Stones. I camped out in a tent and indured rain and mud.

Janis died of an overdose 10 months later.

I produced this special effect print in the darkroom over 40 years ago.

Jim Morrison on Trial

Jim Morrison on Trial - Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 10, 1970
Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 10, 1970

Today is the 47th Anniversary of the sentencing of Jim Morrison. I was his first defense witness.

You can read the full story here, along with photographs of the infamous Miami concert.

These photographs were taken at the sentencing.

Anniversary of My Testimony at Jim Morrison’s Trial

Jim Morrison at Miami Trial
Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 10, 1970

Today is the anniversary of my testimony in the Jim Morrison Miami Trial, 47 years ago.
This is a rare photograph of Jim smiling. It was taken in the Dade County Courthouse in October 1970.

For those that don’t know the story on the concert and trial (I was the first defense witness), you can read it here (http://www.TreeO.com/Morrison), including a transcript of my testimony and a video of my VH1 interview.

Jim Morrison #21

Miami Trial 1970

Today is the anniversary of my testimony in the Jim Morrison Miami Trial, 47 years ago.
This is a rare photograph of Jim smiling. It was taken in the Dade County Courthouse in October 1970.

For those that don’t know the story on the concert and trial (I was the first defense witness), you can read it here (http://www.TreeO.com/Morrison/), including a transcript of my testimony.

Happy Birthday, Bonzo !!!

John "Bonzo" Bonham - Thee Image Club, N. Miami Beach, Florida - February 15, 1969
Led Zeppelin - Thee Image Club, N. Miami Beach, Florida - February 15, 1969

I was fortunate not only to be able to photograph John “Bonzo” Bonham, Led Zeppelin’s drummer, but actually meet and talk to him. You can read the story of our meeting here.

John is considered by many to be the best rock drummer in history. I was so pleased to see his son, Jason, playing with Led Zeppelin at their O2 Arena Reunion Concert on December 10, 2007. They originally broke up the group after Bonham’s death in 1980.

Jim Morrison & the Lamb

This one’s a classic from March 1, 1969. There is a 16″ x 20″ of this, that I printed and signed, hanging in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s Jim Morrison at the infamous Miami concert.

Some of you know the whole story, others don’t know any of it. I was his first defense witness at his trial. You can read the whole story at www.TreeO.com/Morrison.

Also, my friend, Alan Graham (Jim’s brother-in-law) wrote a book about Jim and his family. It is available in soft cover here. It’s also available on Amazon as a Kindle book here.

Jim Morrison – Waiting for the Sun

Jim Morrison - Waiting for the Sun

Dinner Key Auditorium - Miami, Florida - March 1, 1969

I shot this photograph of Jim at the infamous concert in Miami, Florida in 1969. Many of you know I testified at his trial as his first defense witness. Here is the story.

Last year, I produced this posterized version.

Led Zeppelin 1969

Led Zeppelin #5 - Led Zeppelin - First U.S. Tour  - Thee Image - February 15, 1969

February 15, 1969 at Thee Image Club, North Miami Beach.

On this day, 48 years ago, I took this classic rock photograph of Led Zeppelin. It was the last stop of their first U.S. tour.

You can read the full story of my meeting with Led Zeppelin here.

Frank Zappa #16

Frank Zappa #16
February 7, 1969 at Thee Image, N. Miami Beach, Florida

Frank Zappa with the Mothers of Invention.

Frank Zappa at Thee Image – 1969

Frank Zappa no.13 - Thee Image Club, N. Miami Beach, Florida - February 7, 1969
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Thee Image Club - 1969 - N. Miami Beach, Florida - February 7, 1969

Took this photograph on this date in 1969. (48 years ago. Is it possible I’m that old?)
Also, on this date, 14 years ago, my father passed away. I’m thinking of you, dad, miss you …

Happy Birthday Ashton Kutcher and Charles Dickens !

David E. LeVine

David E. LeVine

Photographer & Web Developer

In the late sixties and early seventies, I wanted to do special effects photography. The only market, at that time, was album covers and posters for rock groups.

 

I never realized that someday the photographs would be classics as straight images.

Enjoy!
David

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