Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Men, Music and Record Players

[Updated] Earlier this week I saw a blog entry on Joe My God that this Saturday is “Record Store Day,” a celebration honoring the dying retail business. I’m a former record store employee. I worked at two different places. I was a buyer for the UC Davis student record store, Zapple Records, and my first job out of college was at Rainbow Records in San Jose, both looooong gone.
I recently posted an entry about listening to records naked. While doing research about that topic, I came across a series of images that I’ve collected and will share of famous men and their record players.
Check out the sequel at Men, Music and Record Players on Repeat.


The inventor of it all, Thomas Edison; Opera star Enrico Caruso

The King of Rock-and-Roll, Elvis Presley, loves his 45's and LP's


Artist Andy Warhol, stereo spokesmodel; "Glee" actor Chris Colfer

Actor Clint Eastwood relaxing at home; Actor John Cusack from film "High Fidelity"


The Beach Boys spin their hits in Times Square; Laurel and Hardy drop their Victrola in the street.


Superman recuses a portable turntable; Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's stereo setup


Cool film actors Humphrey Bogart on set; Steve McQueen at home.


TV actor from "Have Gun Will Travel" Richard Boone; Bandleader Lawrence Welk's car turntable.

Musicians Johnny Cash; Roger Daltrey from The Who

France's version of Elvis Presley, Johnny Hallyday; The "man in the chair," Bob Martin of the Broadway musical "Drowsy Chaperone"

Linus van Pelt of "Peanuts"; Fred Flintstone of "The Flintstones"


Actor Marlon Brando enjoying his music; Paul Roberson, singer and political artist, asks who let the dogs out?

Athlete Michael Jordan in his college dorm room; Rock on James Dean, movie star.


Musician and inventor Les Paul; Singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte


Scratching with hip-hop DJ, Grandmaster Flash; Aaaaaayyyyyy! Arthur Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) starts the jukebox at Arnold's.


Boxer Muhammad Ali listens to vinyl; Movie star Gary Cooper on set.


Silent move comic Buster Keaton with sons; Rock Hudson's musical bachelor pad.

Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix listens to the Blues; Poet and songwriter Rod McKuen.

12-time oscar nominated actor Jack Nicholson; Sean Connery as James Bond loves vodka and vinyl.

Syd Barrett, founding member of the band Pink Floyd; Morning disc jockey at TV's WKRP, Dr. Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman), spins the disks.


American actor Anthony Perkins chills to music; Sly Stone played a critical roll in development of soul, funk and psychedelia music.


Marc Bolan from the glam band T. Rex; Classical conductor Herbert von Karajan.


Relaxing with Frank Sinatra, singer and actor; Co-founder and chief executive of Apple, Steve Jobs.

American's oldest teenager, Dick Clark.
Imagine John Lennon's record player.
English rock guitarist Jeff Beck
Gregory Peck actor
Thing from "The Addams Family"
Cartoon legends, Calvin and Hobbes
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
Robert Plant, vocalist and lyricist from Led Zeppelin  
Chewbacca, the Wookiee from "Star Wars"
Basketball legend, Earvin "Magic" Johnson 
Silent movie heartthrob,  Rudolph Valentino
1950's movie star and teen idol, Tab Hunter
1960's country music singer, Red Sovine
Singer-songwriter and poet, Bob Dylan
English rock guitarist, Eric Clapton
Former 'N Sync boy-bander and
actor, Justin Timberlake
Christian Slater acting in movie
Pump Up The Volume

Elton John listening to his hits
Another Elvis Presley record player
Emile Berliner invented the disc record
Jack Kerouac, beat novelist and poet
Swingin' hits with old blue eyes, Frank Sinatra
Artists Keith Haring and Angel Ortiz
Sexy soul singer, Marvin Gaye
Actor William Shanter
Archie Andrews, star of Archie Comics
Questlove from the band The Roots
Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss film director 
Paul Weller from the bands The Jam
and Style Council 
Serge Gainsbourg, French singer/actor
Check out the sequel at Men, Music and Record Players on Repeat.

4 comments:

rentboy said...

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vinylvixen said...

Just discovered this great post. I pretty much added them all to a board on Pinterest of vintage photos and album covers of people listening to records. You can check it out here:

http://pinterest.com/vinylvixen/listening-to-vinyl/

Thanks for posting such amazing photos!

Footvid said...

wow once more wow....u too genius...keep it up

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