Rare Photos From The '60s and '70s Lost To Time

By Sarah Norman | November 25, 2023

Purple rain or purple reign. Prince in 1979

Ah yes, remembering the good old days…. It’s enough to make you a wanna jump back into the past so you can slide back into one of these creepy space chairs (as pictured) isn’t it? No, but seriously, there are so many worthwhile memories to explore right here, so sit back, relax, turn up the Stones, Madonna, or Zeppelin, whatever your flavor… and enjoy.  

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Yikes! Purple and fuchsia reign supreme in this photo of Prince back in 1979. At the time this photo was taken, his 1979 self-titled album Prince went platinum. His next three records were Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982). In 1984 Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut and it became his most critically and commercially successful project. It spent 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

Prince continued to have great success up until his death in April of 2016 from a fentanyl overdose. The artist was 57 years old.

A barefoot Madonna lounging by a boom box in 1983.

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Pictured here is a barefoot Madonna lounging by a boom box back in 1983 just waiting for all the fame and fortune to come pouring in. It was July 27, 1983, when her debut album was released by Sire Records. She knew she had what it took, look at that sass. Those who knew her when she was performing live and trying to make a name for herself said she always had that diva attitude about her. Although, those who went to high school with her painted a much different picture. They claimed she kept to herself and they were shocked when she became famous. Guess she gained a whole lot of confidence between graduation and her launching her music career