Chuck Boyd s love affair with photography began when his mother gave him a camera as a gift when he was thirteen years old He quickly found his artistic voice, and at the age of sixteen, he went to work for Los Angeles radio station KRLA, covering special artist promotional functions Shortly after beginning his work at the station, Boyd began working for Tiger Beat, shooting rock and roll acts for the influential teen culture and music magazine.In 1967, Buck Munger, an independent record producer and the national promotion director for Sunn Amplifiers, hired Boyd as Sunn s official photographer While working with Munger, Boyd had the opportunity to photograph Cream, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, KISS, and dozens of other artists throughout the 1960s and 70s Since he was often shooting photos for Sunn, Boyd always had unlimited stage access His photographs represent both his talent and his incredible access to rock and roll stars both on and off the stage.Boyd took his camera everywhere and recorded everything, but he never broke a confidence he turned down a lot of money over the years to protect the people he considered his friends.Forever Young stands as a legacy to Boyd s incredible rock and roll photography From stage shots to candid portraits, Boyd saw and documented the lives of a host of legendary musicians, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Who, the Doors, Janis Joplin, the Mamas and the Papas, Tom Petty, the Grateful Dead, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys A portfolio filled with intimate images of rock stars in their youth and in the prime of their careers, these photos, which were only recently discovered, have been lovingly restored and are now being made available to the public for the first time Capturing the zeitgeist that permeated rock through the 1960s and 70s, these images are a testament to Boyd s status as one of the most trusted and respected photographers in rock and roll history....
|Title||:||Forever Young: The Rock and Roll Photography of Chuck Boyd|
|Publisher||:||Santa Monica Press October 15, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||216 pages|
|File Size||:||773 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Forever Young: The Rock and Roll Photography of Chuck Boyd Reviews
I had the chance to meet Chuck back in the last 80s and purchased a couple of original Beatle photos from him. Lost track of him, and learned he died quite a while ago. It's great to see the photos he snapped of great rock and rollers. He had access like few had. If you like rock and roll photos from the 60s and 70s you'll like this book.
A very fine book. Great photos of many wonderful performers. The photos and stories are clear and the memories ore crisp.
Awesome collection of candid Rock-n-Roll pictures in the glory years. Rock's elite in recording studios, on television,in concert, clubs and backstage.
I bought this book after a Facebook friend recommended it and in fact posted an image of a band that was both a pretty nice photo and were peeps that I knew.
During the 1960s and '70s, Chuck Boyd, the official photographer for Sunn Amplifiers, snapped thousands of photographs of various rock singers and groups. Boyd died in in 1991. Music historian Jeffrey Schwartz gained access to Boyd's archive, selecting the best of Boyd's images for this 2012 Santa Monica Press release.