example: Neil Young's
After the Gold Rush,
Sullivan Street, NYC



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PopSpots is a website about those places where interesting events in the history of Pop Culture took place; like album cover shots, places where movies and tv shows were filmed, and sites on which paintings were based.

Some of the places I tracked down myself for fun. Others are places I've read about and gone to take a look.

Many are from Manhattan, where I live. Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I'm trying to find these places while they are still around.

Thanks for visiting.

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 PopSpots: The exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history
                   and how a Pop Culture Detective tracks them down.

                   (The newest entries are on top.)



PopSpots entry #42: click HERE for: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory album cover locations.





PopSpots entry #41: click HERE for: Bob Dylan and Friends, Greenwich Village 1963 by Jim Marshall





PopSpots entry #40: click HERE for: Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #39: click HERE for: The Doors - Morrison Hotel / Hard Rock Cafe - album cover photo locations





PopSpots entry #38: click HERE for: The Executive Room bar in Los Angeles - where Billy Joel was the "Piano Man" for six months in 1972 and about which he wrote the song. (pre-demolition photo and location)





PopSpots entry #37: click HERE for: COLD SPRING HARBOR by Billy Joel - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #36: click HERE for: Crosby, Stills & Nash - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #35: click HERE for: WEST SIDE STORY (the movie) - Prologue locations





PopSpots entry #34: click HERE for: DAVE VAN RONK - Album cover locations





PopSpots entry #33: click HERE for: LOU REED - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND





PopSpots entry #32: click HERE for: 3 new PopSpots from John Cohen's 1970 photo sessions for Bob Dylan's Self Portrait





PopSpots entry #31: click HERE for: Edward Hopper - From Williamsburg Bridge - 1928 painting location





PopSpots entry #30: click HERE for: Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead - album cover photo location




PopSpots entry #29: click HERE for: Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks - Most Probable Painting Location



PopSpots entry #28: click HERE for: Billy Joel's video for the song My Life from his album 52nd Street. - 1985



PopSpots entry #27: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie on West 28th Street, New York City - 1943



PopSpots entry #26: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie inside McSorley's Old Ale House, East 7th Street, New York City - 1943



PopSpots entry #25: click HERE for: 25 Iconic New York City film locations



PopSpots entry #24: click HERE for: Annie Hall: the rooftop balcony scene and more.



PopSpots entry #23: click HERE for: John Cohen's rooftop pictures of Dylan from 1962, including stills from the first film of Dylan in NYC.



PopSpots entry #22: click HERE for: John Cohen's telephoto pictures of Dylan along Houston Street, NYC - from 1970



PopSpots entry #21: click HERE for: 10 London and U.K. album cover photo locations



PopSpots entry #20: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Tempest - album cover photo location


(cover photo: Alexander Längauer)



PopSpots entry #19: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie - The location of the Hanover House hotel in which he wrote This Land is Your Land in 1940.


(photo: The New York Public Library)


PopSpots entry #18: click HERE for: Bo Diddley - Have Guitar Will Travel - album cover photo location


(Checker Records)



PopSpots entry #17: click HERE for: QUIK LOOKS at - 22 - Forthcoming New York City PopSpots



PopSpots entry #16: click HERE for: Billy Joel - 52nd Street - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jim Houghton)



PopSpots entry #15: click HERE for: Billy Joel - An Innocent Man - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Gilles Larrain)



PopSpots entry #14: click HERE for: Billy Joel - Turnstiles - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jerry Abramowitz)



PopSpots entry #13: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues - film clip filming location


(from the documentary Don't Look Back produced by Leacock-Pennebaker; Pennebaker Films; released in 1967)

PopSpots entry #12: click HERE for: The Who - The Who Sings My Generation - album cover photo location


(album released in 1966 by Decca Records in the USA; cover photo: David Wedgebury; previously released in 1965 by Brunswick Records in the U.K. with a different cover shot, also by David Wedgebury.)

PopSpots entry #11: click HERE for: Edvard Munch - The Scream - painting/lithograph location



PopSpots entry #10: click HERE for: Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - album cover photo location


(album released in 1974 by ABC Records; cover photo: Raeanne Rubenstein)

PopSpots entry #9: click HERE for: The Who - The Kids Are Alright - soundtrack album cover photo location


(album released in 1979 by Polydor/UK and MCA/USA; cover photo: Art Kane)

PopSpots entry #8: click HERE for: Simon & Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3AM - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Henry Parker)

PopSpots entry #7: click HERE for: West Side Story - the Original Broadway Musical Soundtrack - album cover photo location

(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Leo Friedman)

PopSpots entry #6: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One and Bob Dylan's American Journey - Photo Locations


(American Journey CD cover: Sony Music/Experience Music Project)

PopSpots entry #5: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Saturday Evening Post cover and "I WANT YOU" Single - Photo Location

(I WANT YOU single - courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photographer for both photos: Jerry Schatzberg)

PopSpots entry #4: click HERE for: Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years. - Album Cover Photo Location

(cover courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo by Edie Baskin)

PopSpots entry #3: click HERE for: Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue/Hell's Kitchen - Photo Location

(photo by Joel Bernstein)

PopSpots entry #2: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - and - Another Side of Bob Dylan - Album Cover Photo Locations

(both by Columbia Records; Photos: Highway 61: Daniel Kramer: Another Side: Sandy Speiser)

PopSpots entry #1: click HERE for: Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - Album Cover Photo Location

(Reprise Records; photo by Joel Bernstein)