Henry Diltz: Capturing An Era Of Rock Nobility On Film

Sources: CBS News | All Things Michael

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On a porch in Silver Lake, Calif., singer Paige Califano poses for photographer Henry Diltz.

The shoot for her first solo record will be just one of his more than 200 album covers.

It’s been almost 50 years since Diltz first picked up a camera. He shot The Mamas & The Papas, the Eagles, and Jackson Browne for their album covers . . . Paul and Linda McCartney for a Life magazine cover . . . a young Michael Jackson . . . an old B.B. King.

The archive in his bungalow in North Hollywood holds some 400,000 photographs, alphabetized from “A” (for America) to “Z” (for Zappa).

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It’s almost impossible to illustrate a history of American music in the late Sixties and Seventies without Diltz’s pictures.

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