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PopSpots is a website about those places where interesting events in the history of Pop Culture took place; primarily album cover shots, places where movies and tv shows were filmed, and sites on which paintings were based.
Many are from Manhattan, where I live. Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I'm trying to find these places while they are still around.
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PopSpots: The exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history
and how a Pop Culture Detective tracks them down.
(The newest entries are on top.)
PopSpots entry #72: Click for: Joe Strummer as photographed by Roberta Bayley throughout the East Village, March 1980.
PopSpots entry #71: Click for: Maps, addresses, and photographs to over 100 Historic 1920's-1980's Jazz Clubs of New York CIty: including 52nd Street, Harlem, and Greenwich Village clubs
PopSpots entry #70: Click for: A map of over 125 record cover locations in New York City.
PopSpots entry #69: Click for: The locations of almost 100 musical PopSpots in Central Park, New York City
PopSpots entry #68: Click for: The locations of the various video clips of Jimmy Fallon in the nightly introductory video to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on the NBC network.
PopSpots entry #67: click for: the location of the photo of Dylan walking through a set of castle gates taken by Barry Feinstein on May 16, 1966 during Dylan's 1966 World Tour.
PopSpots entry #66: click for: the locations in the video FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK by the Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl released in 1987.
PopSpots entry #65: click for: the locations in the opening musical sequence of the film ON THE TOWN (1949) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin.
PopSpots entry #64: click for: the location of the SANDINISTA! by The Clash (1980).
PopSpots entry #63: click for: the location of the PORTRAIT OF CHE GUEVARA (aka "Guerrillero Heroico") by Alberto Korda (1960) - one of the most reproduced photos in history.
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PopSpots entry #62: click for: the location of BOB DYLAN'S: BLONDE ON BLONDE (1966)
PopSpots entry #61: click for: the location of BOB DYLAN'S: MODERN TIMES (2006).
PopSpots entry #60: click for: the location of EDWARD HOPPER'S: MANHATTAN BRIDGE LOOP (1928).
PopSpots entry #59: click for: BOB DYLAN'S: BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME (1965); and other related photos
PopSpots entry #58: click for: PATTI SMITH - HORSES (1975); and other photos
PopSpots entry #57: click for: GERDES FOLK CITY - Iconic Greenwich Village Folk Club of the 60's and 70's.
PopSpots entry #56: click for: STREETLIFE SERENADE by Billy Joel.
PopSpots entry #55: click for: The Lovin' Spoonful
PopSpots entry #54: click for: Bob Dylan's "Series of Dreams" (single) cover - Avignon, France
PopSpots entry #53: click for: The location of the stone house from the covers of The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers and Linda Ronstadt's Home Sown...Home Grown, as well as the covers of The Byrds' Mr. Tambourine Man and The Byrds (Untitled)
PopSpots entry #52: click for: The location of photos of The Band by Elliott Landy from Music from Big Pink and The Band. A look at other Band albums as well, plus the location of the "Wittenberg Road" house from the Basement Tapes.
PopSpots entry #51: click for: Woody Guthrie's 1943-1950 residence at 3520 Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island, NYC, and, the cover of Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue. (1998)
PopSpots entry #50: click for: The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East (1971) and Eat a Peach (1972)
PopSpots entry #49: click for: The Allman Brothers Band (1969) and Duane Allman: An Anthology (1972)
PopSpots entry #48: click for: An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band - First Set (1992); Gregg Allman - Low Country Blues (2011); and 3 more Allman Brothers albums
PopSpots entry #47: click for: Hunter Thompson as photographed by Allen Arpadi (1979) - photo location and proof sheet study.
PopSpots entry #46: click for: Bob Dylan's Desire (1976) - album cover photo location.
PopSpots entry #45: click for: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Surfin' Safari - album cover photo locations.
PopSpots entry #44: click for: The location of the front cover photo of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's 1966 album East-West.
PopSpots entry #43: click for: The location of the back cover photo of Billy Joel'sThe Stranger album, plus the restaurant that was the inspiration for the song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" ("A bottle of white? A bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead?")
PopSpots entry #42: click for: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory album cover locations.
PopSpots entry #41: click for: Bob Dylan and Friends, Greenwich Village 1963 by Jim Marshall
PopSpots entry #40: click for: Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - album cover photo location
PopSpots entry #39: click for: The Doors - Morrison Hotel / Hard Rock Cafe - album cover photo locations
PopSpots entry #38: click for: The Executive Room bar in Los Angeles - where Billy Joel was the "Piano Man" for six months in 1972 and about which he wrote the song. (pre-demolition photo and location)
PopSpots entry #37: click for: COLD SPRING HARBOR by Billy Joel - album cover photo location
PopSpots entry #36: click for: Crosby, Stills & Nash - album cover photo location
PopSpots entry #35: click for: WEST SIDE STORY (the movie) - Prologue locations
PopSpots entry #34: click for: DAVE VAN RONK - Album cover locations
PopSpots entry #33: click for: LOU REED - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
PopSpots entry #32: click for: 3 new PopSpots from John Cohen's 1970 photo sessions for Bob Dylan's Self Portrait
PopSpots entry #31: click for: Edward Hopper - From Williamsburg Bridge - 1928 painting location
PopSpots entry #30: click for: Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead - album cover photo location
PopSpots entry #29: click for: Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks - Most Probable Painting Location
PopSpots entry #28: click for: Billy Joel's video for the song My Life from his album 52nd Street. - 1985
PopSpots entry #27: click for: Woody Guthrie on West 28th Street, New York City - 1943
PopSpots entry #26: click for: Woody Guthrie inside McSorley's Old Ale House, East 7th Street, New York City - 1943
PopSpots entry #25: click for: 25 Iconic New York City film locations
PopSpots entry #24: click for: Annie Hall: the rooftop balcony scene and more.
PopSpots entry #23: click for: John Cohen's rooftop pictures of Dylan from 1962, including stills from the first film of Dylan in NYC.
PopSpots entry #22: click for: John Cohen's telephoto pictures of Dylan along Houston Street, NYC - from 1970
PopSpots entry #21: click for: 10 London and U.K. album cover photo locations
PopSpots entry #20: click for: Bob Dylan - Tempest - album cover photo location
(cover photo: Alexander Längauer)
PopSpots entry #19: click for: Woody Guthrie - The location of the Hanover House hotel in which he wrote This Land is Your Land in 1940.
(photo: The New York Public Library)
PopSpots entry #18: click for: Bo Diddley - Have Guitar Will Travel - album cover photo location
PopSpots entry #17: click for: QUIK LOOKS at - 22 - Forthcoming New York City PopSpots
PopSpots entry #16: click for: Billy Joel - 52nd Street - album cover photo location
(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jim Houghton)
PopSpots entry #15: click for: Billy Joel - An Innocent Man - album cover photo location
(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Gilles Larrain)
PopSpots entry #14: click for: Billy Joel - Turnstiles - album cover photo location
(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jerry Abramowitz)
PopSpots entry #13: click for: Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues - film clip filming location
(from the documentary Don't Look Back produced by Leacock-Pennebaker; Pennebaker Films; released in 1967)
PopSpots entry #12: click for: The Who - The Who Sings My Generation - album cover photo location
(album released in 1966 by Decca Records in the USA; cover photo: David Wedgebury; previously released in 1965 by Brunswick Records in the U.K. with a different cover shot, also by David Wedgebury.)
PopSpots entry #11: click for: Edvard Munch - The Scream - painting/lithograph location
PopSpots entry #10: click for: Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - album cover photo location
(album released in 1974 by ABC Records; cover photo: Raeanne Rubenstein)
PopSpots entry #9: click for: The Who - The Kids Are Alright - soundtrack album cover photo location
(album released in 1979 by Polydor/UK and MCA/USA; cover photo: Art Kane)
PopSpots entry #8: click for: Simon & Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3AM - album cover photo location
(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Henry Parker)
PopSpots entry #7: click for: West Side Story - the Original Broadway Musical Soundtrack - album cover photo location
(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Leo Friedman)
PopSpots entry #6: click for: Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One and Bob Dylan's American Journey - Photo Locations
(American Journey CD cover: Sony Music/Experience Music Project)
PopSpots entry #5: click for: Bob Dylan - Saturday Evening Post cover and "I WANT YOU" Single - Photo Location
(I WANT YOU single - courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photographer for both photos: Jerry Schatzberg)
PopSpots entry #4: click for: Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years. - Album Cover Photo Location
(cover courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo by Edie Baskin)
PopSpots entry #3: click for: Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue/Hell's Kitchen - Photo Location
(photo by Joel Bernstein)
PopSpots entry #2: click for: Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - and - Another Side of Bob Dylan - Album Cover Photo Locations(both by Columbia Records; Photos: Highway 61: Daniel Kramer: Another Side: Sandy Speiser)
PopSpots entry #1: click for: Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - Album Cover Photo Location(Reprise Records; photo by Joel Bernstein)