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KEN KESEY / FILLMORE

KEN KESEY / FILLMORE
San Francisco 1997

Writer, Merry Prankster and college teacher, Ken Kesey, is enjoying the party while listening to Country Joe, Big Brother and other groups performing for him and the specially invited fans in attendance. His Magic Bus is going to be inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Fillmore is one of its celebrated stops on its way to Ohio. For some reason, my camera was on a slow shutter speed and by accident, I captured some of the atmosphere of the event.
THE CHARLATANS

THE CHARLATANS
San Francisco 1997

I happened upon the Charlatans' photo session by the great rock photographer Jay Blakesberg at the Fillmore's tribute party for Ken Kesey. We had never met before, Jay recognized me and said he is a fan of my work and he was shooting for Rolling Stone magazine. Jay pulls his strobe's pc cord out of his camera and hands it to me. "Do you want to shoot the Charlatans?" He is very gracious. I am so excited and felt very privileged to be photographing these guys. They were the first; they broke ground and sustained a lot of verbal and physical abuse before the Dead, Airplane, Big Brother and everyone else. The West Coast rock scene started with the Charlatans at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada.
POSTER ARTIST STANLEY MOUSE

POSTER ARTIST STANLEY MOUSE
San Francisco 1997

Stanley Mouse was one of the top three poster artists during the Haight-Ashbury period along with Victor Moscoso and Wes Wilson. He is at the Summer of Love 30th anniversary exhibit at the Ansel Adams Center Gallery. His Fillmore and Family Dog posters are just as great today. He is still doing amazing art, now using the computer.
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