James Fortune (Photographer)

Back in the 1970's in the aftermath of a political, civil, and a sexual revolution all over the world, photographer James Fortune plied his trade in the backstages and VIP sections of some of the nation's biggest musical events.

Beginning in his college days in the late '60s, Fortune spent more than a decade photographing rock'n'roll icons like Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison, Elton John, and countless others. His catalog of over 15,000 images from the tumultuous '60s and '70s contains shots of everything from hippie riots in Hollywood to Gene Simmons and Cher sharing an e'clair.

He ran with the high-and-mighty and photographed them all- Jimmy Carter and the Bee Gees, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and Ronald Reagan. His work even spanned the Pacific to Vietnam, where the intrepid photographer served active duty from 1968 to 1970 with the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group.

The bedroom walls of Americas youth in the 70's and early 80's were
plastered with his rock star posters. Now for the first time his limited edition signed prints from his original negatives are available through this web site.

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