example: Neil Young's
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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.)
A DECADE OF DYLAN POPSPOTS in POWERPOINT - Part 1.
This is something new I'm testing out. It's a powerpoint of PopSpots of Dylan showing 1) the original photo, 2) the background photo, and 3) the combined photo. There are several variations also. I have not yet given the photo credits or locations on these photos becaue it takes a lot of time. But I am planning to.(They are already on either my website or my Facebook page.) I will soon follow part 2 with another powerpoint of the photos showing the credits.
A DECADE OF DYLAN POPSPOTS in POWERPOINT - Part 2
PopSpots entry #78) Click HERE to see modern color photos of BOB DYLAN'S FIRST APARTMENT at 161 WEST 4th STREET, NEW YORK CITY.
PopSpots entry #77) Click HERE to see the 60 New York CIty locations in the opening three-minute "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence of Woody Allen's 1979 film MANHATTAN.
PopSpots entry #76) Click HERE to see several locations in Central Park visited by BOB DYLAN and GLORIA STAVERS, Editor-in-chief of 16 Magazine, during an interview in 1963.
PopSpots entry #75) Click HERE to see the many locations in SOHO, New York CIty, that Michael Caine runs by in order to "accidentally" bump into Barbara Hershey in WOODY ALLEN'S 1986 comedy/drama HANNAH AND HER SISTERS.
PopSpots entry #74) Click HERE for an almost frame-by-frame location analysis of the WALLFLOWERS 1996 video for SIXTH AVENUE HEARTACHE directed by David Fincher. The entry includes the locations of several BOB DYLAN PopSpots where they intersect with the Wallflowers' travels around New York CIty.
PopSpots entry #73) Click HERE for the location of John Lennon's album - John Lennon - Rock 'n' Roll (Apple, 1975) (album cover photo by Jürgen Vollmer).
PopSpots entry #72) The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, March 25, 1911 Greenwich Village, New York
Click here to see 16 PopSpots of the location of photos taken the day of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Factory, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history.
PopSpots entry #71) THE 9 O'CLOCK SCHOLAR (One of Dylan's Earliest Venues) and DINKYTOWN, MINNESOTA in THE EARLY 60's DYLAN ERA
Click here see pictures and maps of Dinkytown (a part of Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota) - where Dylan lived and began his career in the local folk clubs in the early 1960's.
PopSpots entry #70) Click HERE for: Joe Strummer as photographed by Roberta Bayley throughout the East Village, March 1980.
PopSpots entry #69) Click HERE to see 100 MUSICAL POPSPOTS in Central Park, New York City
PopSpots entry #68) Click HERE for: The locations of the various video clips of Jimmy Fallon in the nightly introductory video to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on the NBC network.
PopSpots entry #67) Click HERE for: the location of the photo of Dylan walking through a set of castle gates taken by Barry Feinstein on May 16, 1966 during Dylan's 1966 World Tour.
PopSpots entry #66) click HERE for: the locations in the video FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK by the Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl released in 1987.
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PopSpots entry #65) Click HERE for: the locations in the opening musical sequence of the film ON THE TOWN (1949) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin.
PopSpots entry #64) Click HERE for: the location of the SANDINISTA! by The Clash (1980).
PopSpots entry #63) Click HERE for: the location of the PORTRAIT OF CHE GUEVARA (aka "Guerrillero Heroico") by Alberto Korda (1960) - one of the most reproduced photos in history.
PopSpots entry #62) Click HERE for: the location of BOB DYLAN'S: BLONDE ON BLONDE (1966).
PopSpots entry #61) Click HERE for: the location of BOB DYLAN'S: MODERN TIMES (2006).
PopSpots entry #60) Click HERE for: the location of EDWARD HOPPER'S: MANHATTAN BRIDGE LOOP (1928).
PopSpots entry #59) Click HERE for: BOB DYLAN'S: BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME (1965); and other related photos.
PopSpots entry #58) Click HERE for: PATTI SMITH - HORSES (1975); and other photos.
PopSpots entry #57) Click HERE for: GERDES FOLK CITY - Iconic Greenwich Village Folk Club of the 60's and 70's.
PopSpots entry #56) Click HERE for: STREETLIFE SERENADE by Billy Joel.
PopSpots entry #55) Click HERE for: The location of several photos of The Lovin' Spoonful.
PopSpots entry #54) Click HERE for: Bob Dylan's "Series of Dreams" (single) cover - Avignon, France.
PopSpots entry #53) Click HERE for: The location of the stone house from the covers of The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers and Linda Ronstadt's Home Sown...Home Grown, as well as the covers of The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man and The Byrds (Untitled).
PopSpots entry #52) Click HERE for: The location of photos of The Band by Elliott Landy from Music from Big Pink and The Band. A look at other Band albums as well, plus the location of the "Wittenberg Road" house from the Basement Tapes.
PopSpots entry #51) Click HERE for: Woody Guthrie's 1943-1950 residence at 3520 Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island, NYC, and, the cover of Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue. (1998).
PopSpots entry #50) Click HERE for: The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East (1971) and Eat a Peach (1972).
PopSpots entry #49) Click HERE for: The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Duane Allman: An Anthology (1972).
PopSpots entry #48) Click HERE for: An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band - First Set (1992); Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues (2011); and 3 more Allman Brothers albums.
PopSpots entry #47) Click HERE for: Hunter Thompson as photographed by Allen Arpadi (1979) - photo location and proof sheet study.
PopSpots entry #46) Click HERE for: Bob Dylan's Desire (1976) - album cover photo location.
PopSpots entry #45) Click HERE for: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Surfin' Safari - album cover photo locations.
PopSpots entry #44) Click HERE for: The location of the front cover photo of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's 1966 album East-West.
PopSpots entry #43) Click HERE for: The location of the back cover photo of Billy Joel'sThe Stranger album, plus the restaurant that was the inspiration for the song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" ("A bottle of white? A bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead?")
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) Part 1 of 2: click HERE for: Part 1 of LOU REED / THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
PopSpots entry #33) - Part 2 of 2: click HERE for: PART 2 of 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
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)
ADDENDUM #1) A LIST of ALL THE BOOKSTORES in NEW YORK CITY - New, Used, & Specialty
Click here to see a list of over 250 bookstores in New York City: new, used, specialty, all boroughs. Support your local bookstores! Over 100 bookstore photos at the end.
ADDENDUM #2): MAPS TO ALL THE HISTORIC FOLK AND ROCK CLUBS IN MANHATTAN from the 1950's to 1980's. Followed by a list with addressses.
Click HERE to see a MAP of over 175 FAMOUS FOLK AND ROCK CLUBS in New York City from the 1950's to 1980's.
ADDENDUM #3): 75 FAMOUS NEW YORK PAINTINGS AND THEIR LOCATIONS. Followed by a list with addressses.
Click HERE to see 75 FAMOUS NEW YORK PAINTINGS AND THEIR LOCATIONS.
Click here to see MAPS showing the location of the 75 paintings.
ADDENDUM #4) Click here for OVER 250 LITERARY SITES IN NEW YORK CITY; ALSO NOVELS BY NEIGHBORHOOD.
Other Literary PopSpots pages from the book POP CULTURE NEW YORK CITY:
Click HERE to see a LIST OF 50 OF THE BEST LOVED NOVELS SET IN NEW YORK CITY.
Click HERE to see a LIST OF 25 OF THE MOST POPULAR JUVENILE NOVELS SET IN NEW YORK CITY, PLUS 10 FAMOUS NYC PCHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS.
Click HERE to see a LIST OF OVER 250 NEW, USED, and SPECIALTY BOOKSTORES in MANHATTAN.
ADDENDUM #5) Click HERE to see MAPS by neighborhood to OVER 200 COMIC BOOK and SUPERHERO MOVIE RELATED LOCATIONS in NEW YORK CITY
ADDENDUM #6) JAZZ CLUBS of NEW YORK CITY'S GOLDEN AGE'S - the 20's and the 40-50's.
Click HERE for: Maps, addresses, and photographs to over 100 Historic 1920's-1980's Jazz Clubs of New York CIty: including 52nd Street, Harlem, and Greenwich Village clubs
ADDENDUM #7) Click HERE for: A map of over 125 record cover locations in New York City.
ADDENDUM #7.5) Click HERE for: A map of over 500 MOVIE AND TV locations in New York City.
ADDENDUM #8) A POPSPOTS TOUR OF MINETTA STREET AND MINETTA LANE IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW FOR A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK "POP CULTURE - NEW YORK CITY." (If you can't see the video on your phone, click HERE to be taken to it.
The book as written up in the New York Tmes. . .
Click HERE for: THE 90-MINUTE MET: Follow the arrows on your cell phone through the entire 18 Collections of the Metropoliltan Museum of Art in 90 minutes!
Follow the arrows . . .
ADDENDUM #11) BOB EGAN'S: PLAY BAR CHORDS IN 30 MINUTES
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ADDENDUM #12) BOB EGAN'S: MOST EXCELLENT LIST OF 3- AND 4-CHORD SONGS for GUITAR and PIANO.
If you're a beginner on piano and guiar, here are over 250 easy-to-play 3 and 4 chord rock and pop songs to make you entertainer of the year! Clear here to get to the website.
BELOW THIS ARE POPSPOTS I AM IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING FROM A DIFFERENT LOCATION, BUT YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE IN THE MEANTIME>
Bob Dylan: at Kronberg Castle, 1966 - click
Bob Dylan: a photo of Carnegie Chapter Hall, 1961 - click here
Bob Dylan: research - BLONDE ON BLONDE Outtakes - click here
Bob Dylan: research - more ideas on the location of the BLONDE ON BLONDE covershoot - click here
Bob Dylan: research BLONDE ON BLONDE - wide photo of Dylan on Jacob Street by Jerry Schatzberg - click here
Bob Dylan: 100 DYLAN GIFs - click here
Bob Dylan: The "LSD" store shot from the 1966 World Tour - click here
Bob Dylan: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Guitar Shop - from DONT LOOK BACK - 1965 - click here
Bob Dylan: Promotional shots for LOVE AND THEFT (2001) in Brooklyn by David Gahr - click here
Bob Dylan: Dylan's private Houston Street Studio in the late 60's to early 70's - click here
Bob Dylan: Blue Rock Studio - 29 Greene Street (Recordings: When I Paint My Masterpiece/Watching the River Flow) click here
Bob Dylan: OH MERCY (1989) - Album cover location click here
Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy James & the Shondells, Morris Nanton - - THREE POPSPOTS TAKEN AT THE CLOISTERS (MUSEUM), NYC - click here.
The Blues Project - PROJECTIONS - click here.
Roy Buchanan - LOADING ZONE - click here.
Laura Nyro - click here.
Phil Ochs - I AIN'T MARCHING ANYMORE - click here
The Weavers - VANGUARD VISIONARIES - click here
The Brill Building (Lobby Directory) - click
Blue Note Records - The Early Locations of Blue Note Records - click here.
Woody Allen's BANANAS: Break-up scene - click here.
Fran Lebowitz - PUBLIC SPEAKING (HBO, 2010) a documentary by Martin Scorcese. Also Fran Lebowitz' book jacket photo from METROPOLITAN LIFE (1978, Dutton) - click
Jesse Tarbox Beals "Village Art Gallery" at 7 Sheridan Square, Greenwich New York (Circa 1910) - click here.
Edward Stieglitz's 291 Gallery - click here.
Fred W. McDarrah's Demolition of an Artist's Studio (1960) taken in Greenwich Village - click here.
Edward Hopper's The Lily Apartments (1926) - click here.
The Men Who Created Central Park - click here.
New York University Archives pictures of Greenwich VIllage in the 1960's - click
Damon Runyon's World (a work in progress) - click here.