Rock n' Roll PhotographsClassic Rock Groups from the 60's & 70's
Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida - October 10, 1970
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.
Today is the anniversary of my testimony in the Jim Morrison Miami Trial, 52 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.
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida - April 10, 1970I shot these photographs 52 years ago today. This is the second time I photographed Led Zeppelin.
Here is the background of the photographs, a story of how I met the band.
Today is the 53rd Anniversary of the Miami Doors Concert.
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.
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.
February 15, 1969 at Thee Image Club, North Miami Beach.
On this day, 53 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.
February 7, 1969 at Thee Image, N. Miami Beach, FloridaFrank Zappa with the Mothers of Invention.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Thee Image Club - 1969 - N. Miami Beach, Florida - February 7, 1969
Also, on this date, 20 years ago, my father passed away. I’m thinking of you, dad, miss you …Happy Birthday Ashton Kutcher and Charles Dickens !
West Palm Beach Rock Festival - West Palm Beach, Florida - November 30, 1969
I produced this special effect print in the darkroom over 50 years ago.
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.
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.
Backstage with Zeppelin