Having hung out with the Beats and now rock groups, one thing became very clear; the Beats no matter how 'famous' they were to a small part of the culture, never talked about making it. Their conversions were more socially, artistically or environmentally based. On the other hand, the bands were eyeing fame and fortune. There were arguments over the music, a member's performance, personality clashes, manager/legal hassles and hopes and dreams.
THE PILOT & CO-PILOT Monterey 1967
Marty Balin and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane were photographed backstage at the Monterey Pop Festival.
THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN San Francisco 1966-7
I was shooting for Frank Werber who owned Trident Productions. He had managed the Kingston Trio in the past and was now managing some rock and folk groups. The Sons of Champlin was one of the groups I was doing promos for Trident. The guy with the crutch had polio. The group would jump him on the street in front of old people and pretend to beat him up. They got a big kick out of their 'street theater' performances.