Elliott Landy is a photographer best known for his iconic photographs of rock musicians. A 1959 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, ten years later he was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. His photographs have appeared on the covers of such magazines as Rolling Stone, LIFE, and The Saturday Evening Post. Landy's portraits have also graced the covers of many of the best known albums of the era, including such classics as Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, Van Morrison's Moondance, and The Band's second album, eponymously titled The Band. From 1967 to 1969, Landy worked with underground newspapers in New York City photographing anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and also rock 'n roll concerts at the Fillmore East and Anderson theaters. Amongst others, he photographed Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison.
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