Fatefully born on the same day that "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was released, Jeffrey Morgan is the authorized biographer of both Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop & The Stooges. He is also the author of the graphic novel The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories, which Rolling Stone called "one of the 50 best non-superhero graphic novels."
In 1974, Lester Bangs personally invited Jeffrey to write for CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine a position he held for twenty years, becoming CREEM's longest-serving writer.
Also in 1974, Jeffrey began taking photographs of many of the rock concerts he attended. However, because he took his photographs purely as personal souvenirs, he never showed them to anyone. They all remain unpublished and are being seen here for the very first time.
Explaining his visual style, Jeffrey says: "Taking a cue from Debussy, I wanted to capture The Space Between The Notes which is why, more often than not, my photographs portray musicians pausing instead of performing. My intention was to photograph the live equivalent of fine art studio portraiture."
Top Row: Keith Moon of The Who, his last live performance in front of an audience (10-21-76), Paul McCartney (1976), New York Dolls (1976)
Bottom Row: Lou Reed (1975), David Bowie (1976), Miles Davis (1987)
all photos ©Jeffrey Morgan