The photographs taken by Peter Simon over the past 50 years, including more than 50,000 original images, will be joining The American Revolution archives, for use in the documentary film on the early days of WBCN-FM and as part of The American Revolution permanent public collection of the sights and sounds of the era at UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archives.
These include Peter's iconic photos from the late-1960s and early-70's of the counterculture, protests, major musical artists and behind the scenes photos at WBCN-FM and continuing over the next half century for publications including Time, Newsweek and The New York Times.
Peter's original images will join at UMass Amherst the career work of photographer Jeff Albertson, who along with Peter attended Boston University in the late 1960s, and also went on to photograph for the Cambridge Phoenix, Boston Globe and Rolling Stone.
WBCN's Tommy Hadges, one of the radio station's original announcers, interviewed for The American Revolution (12/21/15).
Presentation of "Muddy Waters Day" in Boston Proclamation from Mayor Kevin White and "Caledonia"
Live on WBCN-FM, June 15, 1976.
Muddy Waters - guitar, vocals
Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson - guitar
Calvin Jones - bass
Bob Margolin - guitar
Joe "Pine Top" Perkins - piano
Jerry Portnoy - harmonica
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums
The American Revolution Collection at UMass Amherst.
Photo by Terry Abrahamson reprinted from his book "In the Belly of the Blues."
"Danny Hog your News Frog": Danny Schechter Satirized for Cheap Thrills/Music City Radio Ad (featuring Michael Fremer). Circa 1972.
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