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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Iconic Rock Album Photographs Locations Revealed

Ever wondered where famous photos were actually taken? If you're even a bit nostalgic, you'll love getting to the bottom of where iconic album art was first photographed. Bob Egan has done his homework and uncovered the locations of iconic album covers from Simon & Garfunkel's Wednesday Morning, 3am to the Neil Young's After The Gold Rush . By day Egan is a commercial real estate agent, by night Egan says he's a "pop culture/rock and roll detective." Take a trip down memory lane with him ... Simon & Garfunkel shot this subway cover on the lower platform of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City. The outbound E and F subway lines run out of this platform. [via New York Daily News]
Simon & Garfunkel: Wednesday Morning, 3AM - Album Cover original location if the Fifth Avenue and 53rd St. New York City subway platform.

Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues
This clip from Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" video was filmed behind London's Savoy Hotel. The alley sits in a dead end at the intersection of Savoy Hill Road. This film clip also appeared in "Don't Look Back," D.A. Pennebaker's documentary on Dylan

Bruce Springsteen: Photo by Joel Bernstein
The Boss was photographed on this corner by Joel Bernstein while he was working down the block on his album The River. This New York City corner is located in Hell's Kitchen at 10th Avenue and 53rd Street. The playground belongs to P.S. 111

Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin'
Back in the 1960's, Bob Dylan was Freewheelin' down the corner of Jones Street and West 4th Street in New York City to get this iconic shot

Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic
Steely Dan's third studio album produced this quite straight-forward album art. The cover for Pretzel Logic was shot on Fifth Avenue and 79th Street in New York City. The cart sits just above the 79th St. Transverse near the "Miners' Gate" park entrance

Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisted
Bob Dylan didn't really revisit Highway 61 for this album cover, instead he took a seat on the steps of 4 Gramercy Park West in New York City

Neil Young: After the Gold Rush
Neil Young's After the Gold Rush featured southern country folk music, but album art came straight from New York City. The cover was photographed on the northwest corner of Sullivan Street and West 3rd St. - also known as Greenwich Village, NYC

Bo Diddley
This never-before-seen overlay is a new special from Popspots. It features blues legend Bo Diddley atop a motorcycle in Brooklyn. The shot from 1960 was photographed in front of 368 Livingston Street

The Who: The Kids Are Alright
English rockers, The Who, may have snuggled up underneath a British flag for the cover of "The Kids Are Alright," but the shot was actually taken in New York City. The band sits on a part of the Carl Schurz Monument which is located on 116th Street and Morningside Drive in Morningside Heights, New York City.


  1. Maravilloso, me ha encantado este post, su autor me parece muy original, además de haber cuidado con exquisitez los ángulos en las fotografías.