Elliott Landy, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, both backstage and onstage. His images from 1967-1969 documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival. His photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all print mediums including covers of Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, etc. and album covers, calendars and photographic book collections.
Bob Dylan photographed at his home in Woodstock, New York. Dylan asked Landy to photograph him for the back cover of his 1969 album "Nashville Skyline" but after coming across this shot, Dylan decided to use it for the front instead.
The Band, shoot from behind at the pond at Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, 1968.
Frank Zappa at the Fillmore East in New York City giving the finger, 1968.
Bob Dylan, outside his Byrdcliff home photographed with infrared color film, Woodstock, New York, 1968.
Joan Baez at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, 1968.
Pete Seeger live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, 1968.
Van Morrison holding 'King Pleasure' album in a photo session for Moondance album, in Woodstock, New York, 1970.
Eric Clapton performing with Derek & The Dominoes at Hartford, Connecticut, 1970.
Jim Morrision, The Doors, Fillmore East, NYC, 1968.
Jimi Hendrix photographed at a Press Conference on top of Pan Am building, in New York City, 1968.