Miss Marianne Faithfull:

Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946) Songs she inspired: She Smiled Sweetly, Let's Spend The Night Together, She's Like A Rainbow, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got The Blues, 100 Years Ago, Winter

Miss Anita Pallenberg:

Miss Anita Pallenberg:
(Born April 6, 1942) Songs she inspired: You Got The Silver, Sister Morphine (words by Marianne), Wild Horses, Coming Down Again, Angie, Beast Of Burden, All About You

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Joshua Tree

When Mick, Marianne, Keith and Anita went to Los Angeles together in the summer of '68 whilst the Stones were recording "Beggar's Banquet", they hung around a lot with Gram Parsons, who was quickly becoming best friends with Keith. Gram took them to Joshua Tree National Park in the desert, and they all, along with Phil Kaufman and ever-present photog friend Michael Cooper who took these photos, ate psychedelics and tripped out with nature.  These are some of my all time favorite rare photos of Mick and Keith and their wild women. AND Gram. Enjoy.
Phil Kaufman (Gram Parsons' professional babysitter/minder/road manager) with Marianne Faithfull, pulled over at a gas station on their way to Joshua Tree, California, 1968:
Gram Parsons:
Keith climbing the rocks:
Marianne, spreading her wings in the desert:
Keith observes the rising sun:
As does Gram:
Gram, Anita and Keith:
All photos taken by Michael Cooper, scanned by me. Please credit if you repost.


Anonymous said...

Michael Cooper must have been stoned out of his brains because these pictures are quite rubbish. ;-)
A great document though. Thanks for posting. You always lighten up my day!

Nicole said...

Beautiful photos! I absolutely love Keith! :))

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Wonderful! Awesome!

hippyatheart said...

really great pics, thank you so much for sharing as they are so hard to find!


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LETICIA said...

what a trip that must have been! high as a kite moments come to mind. always great posts, darling. thanks, doll! peace


Anonymous said...

Leith, Just got bsck from 29 Palms Inn.You should check it out. Fun place.Right down the road from the town of Joshua Tree and just a few miles from the park. Always find fun things to do there.

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