Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Bringing It All Back Home in Photographs

Bob Dylan with Sonny and Cher (1965)
Michael Ochs has built the preeminent collection of musician photos in the universe.

When Martin Scorcese was putting together his recent PBS documentary on Bob Dylan, he went to Michael Ochs. When Andrew Solt was putting together the 10-part "History of Rock 'n' Roll," he went to Michael Ochs. When . . . you get the idea.

Although Ochs must do well from photo licensing fees, he says he's not in the biz for the dough and comes by his love honestly. He's the brother of the late Phil Ochs, whose songs like "I Ain't Marching Anymore" were a big part of the soundtrack of 1960s protest movements.

The New York Times has more here, while Ochs' website is here.

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