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Featured Artists:

James Cotton - Vocals, harmonica, drums 

John Simon - Vocals, piano, saxophone, tuba

Buddy Cage - Pedal steel guitar

Tom Rush - Vocals, acoustic guitar

Johnny Winter - Vocals, guitar

Gordon Lightfoot - Vocals, guitar, piano, drums

Ian and Sylvia - Ian Tyson Vocals, guitar  Sylvia Fricker Vocals, guitar, autoharp, piano

Amos Garrett and ND Smart Vocals - guitar, trombone, bass, mandolin, piano

Albert Grossman Manager of Bob Dylan


Backstory: Michael Friedman, former Manager and Music Producer, found himself standing in the hurricane’s eye of America’s folk, rock & roll, and pop music industry during the late 60s through the early 80s. 

​Friedman had the good fortune of befriending, working, and traveling with many highly respected musical artists.  While initially working as a publicist, and later as a manager and music producer, he was also an avid photographer. 

Between 1969 and 1973, with a Pentax Camera and Tri-X film, Friedman photographed some of the most notable musicians of the time, on and off stage.  But before he printed most of the photos, he lost track of the negatives and eventually considered them lost.  Then, in 2017, after 45 years, the long lost negatives were discovered in and old box of records in Friedman’s attic and are now being fully restored.  ​

It turns out to be a remarkable collection of never-before-seen, candid, black and white photos of iconic musicians and performers, including The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Todd Rundgren and others. 

Like a '60s Rock Time Capsule" says Andy Vasoyan, of The Argonaut, "every picture in this rediscovered photo collection really does tell a story."  Due to his unique access and relationships with the artists, Friedman's candid photography was able to help capture the essence of that historic period in American folk, rock, and pop music.

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