Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper
Bitter End
Bitter End
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
Peter Wolf/J. Geils Band & Andy Shernoff/Dictators
Peter Wolf/J. Geils Band & Andy Shernoff/Dictators
Muddy Waters & Nick Tosches
Muddy Waters & Nick Tosches
Patti Smith & Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Patti Smith & Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Bob Seger & Handsome Dick Manitoba/Dictators
Bob Seger & Handsome Dick Manitoba/Dictators
Lenny Kaye
Lenny Kaye
Alex Chilton/Big Star
Alex Chilton/Big Star
Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Eric Bloom/Blue Öyster Cult
Eric Bloom/Blue Öyster Cult
Frank Zappa & Ted Nugent
Frank Zappa & Ted Nugent
Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan
Jerry Garcia, Andy Shernoff, Handsome Dick Manitoba
Jerry Garcia, Andy Shernoff, Handsome Dick Manitoba
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
Arthur Kane/New York Dolls
Arthur Kane/New York Dolls
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Isley Brothers
Isley Brothers
Tanya Tucker
Tanya Tucker
Lester Bangs beneath cocktails sign
Lester Bangs beneath cocktails sign
Patti Smith & Iggy Pop
Patti Smith & Iggy Pop
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Ozzy Osbourne & Sylvia Miles
Ozzy Osbourne & Sylvia Miles
Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson
Billy Murcia/New York Dolls
Billy Murcia/New York Dolls
Willie DeVille
Willie DeVille
Alice Cooper onstage
Alice Cooper onstage
Patti Smith & Ted Nugent
Patti Smith & Ted Nugent
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Linda Lovelace
Linda Lovelace
Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
Rudolph Isley/Isley Brothers
Rudolph Isley/Isley Brothers
Helen Wheels
Helen Wheels
Tom Verlaine/Television & Patti Smith
Tom Verlaine/Television & Patti Smith
Southside Johnny
Southside Johnny
Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan
Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Albert Bouchard, Karen Bouchard
Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Albert Bouchard, Karen Bouchard
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
Gary Lucas
Gary Lucas
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
David Johansen
David Johansen
Ed Ward
Ed Ward
Handsome Dick Manitoba & Robert Duncan
Handsome Dick Manitoba & Robert Duncan
Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Helen Wheels
Helen Wheels
Sandy Pearlman
Sandy Pearlman
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Willie DeVille
Willie DeVille
Patti Smith & Sandy Pearlman
Patti Smith & Sandy Pearlman
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Richard Hell & Tom Verlaine/Television
Richard Hell & Tom Verlaine/Television
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Andy Shernoff/Dictators & Robert Duncan
Andy Shernoff/Dictators & Robert Duncan
Lester Bangs & Nick Tosches
Lester Bangs & Nick Tosches
Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Eric Emerson/Magic Tramps
Eric Emerson/Magic Tramps
Willie DeVille, Peter Myers & Robert Duncan
Willie DeVille, Peter Myers & Robert Duncan
Southside Johnny & Robert Duncan
Southside Johnny & Robert Duncan
Alice Cooper's touring chimpanzee
Alice Cooper's touring chimpanzee
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Robert Duncan
Robert Duncan
Roni Hoffman
Roni Hoffman
Joel Gion/Brian Jonestown Massacre
Joel Gion/Brian Jonestown Massacre
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Sagit Shir/Hank & Cupcakes
Sagit Shir/Hank & Cupcakes
Killa Swami/Rosewood Thievz
Killa Swami/Rosewood Thievz
Ramsay Midwood
Ramsay Midwood
Rachel Fannan
Rachel Fannan
Denise Perrier
Denise Perrier
Young Elders
Young Elders
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Alice Cooper
Alice CooperAt the house/office of his manager, Shep Gordon of Alive Entertainment, on W. 13th St. in NYC, during interview with Nick Tosches and Andy Shernoff, ca. 1972.
Bitter End
Bitter EndBathroom at the Bitter End club on Bleecker St. in NYC, ca. 1972.
Iggy Pop
Iggy PopIggy and the Stooges, probably at the Academy of Music, NYC, 1973.
Lester Bangs
Lester BangsLester Bangs in front of his apartment building (where Roni Hoffman lived with Robert Duncan in the apartment next door) at 542 Sixth Avenue, near 14th St., NYC, 1977.
Patti Smith
Patti SmithHer first guitar-accompanied poetry performance at St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, February, 1971.
Peter Wolf/J. Geils Band & Andy Shernoff/Dictators
Peter Wolf/J. Geils Band & Andy Shernoff/DictatorsPeter Wolf of J. Geils Band (left) with Andy Shernoff of the Dictators backstage at Roosevelt Stadium concert, in Jersey City, headlined by Kiss, July 10, 1976.
Muddy Waters & Nick Tosches
Muddy Waters & Nick ToschesMuddy Waters being interviewed in his NYC hotel room by Nick Tosches, accompanied by at least two of the Dictators, for Oui magazine, January 1973.
Patti Smith & Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Patti Smith & Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster CultPatti with boyfriend Allen Lanier, keyboardist/guitarist for Blue Öyster Cult, backstage at Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, ca 1972.
Bob Seger & Handsome Dick Manitoba/Dictators
Bob Seger & Handsome Dick Manitoba/DictatorsHandsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators with Bob Seger backstage at Roosevelt Stadium concert, in Jersey City, featuring J. Geils Band and Bob Seger, headlined by Kiss, July 10, 1976.
Lenny Kaye
Lenny KayeMusician, producer, rock critic and Patti Smith’s original and longtime guitarist and collaborator, backstage at CBGBs after dual Patti Smith Group/Television show, NYC, 1975.
Alex Chilton/Big Star
Alex Chilton/Big StarAlex Chilton, main songwriter of Big Star, playing for Rock Writers’ of the World Convention in Memphis, May 1973. (Roni Hoffman may have been the only photographer there.)
Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Joe Strummer & Al FieldsAl Fields, the self-proclaimed “Village Legend” and denizen of the Bells of Hell on W. 13th St, where he was introduced to the Clash and invited to play on “Julie’s Been Working on the Drug Squad” for Give ‘em Enough Rope. Session took place at CBS Studios (probably 52nd St.), NYC, with Strummer lender moral support, 1977.
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster CultKeyboardist/guitarist in unknown location in New York, possibly his rehearsal studio in the apartment he shared with Patti Smith at One Fifth Ave, possibly backstage, ca 1975-76.
Lester Bangs
Lester BangsThe rock critic on the roof of the building at 542 Sixth Ave in NYC where he lived, on the fifth floor, next door to Roni Hoffman, 1977.
Eric Bloom/Blue Öyster Cult
Eric Bloom/Blue Öyster CultLead singer/guitarist backstage, ca 1974.
Frank Zappa & Ted Nugent
Frank Zappa & Ted NugentMeeting backstage, following Nugent concert at Madison Square Garden, ca. 1976.
Marc Bolan
Marc BolanT-Rex frontman at his manager’s apartment, NYC, being interviewed by Richard Meltzer, ca 1973.
Jerry Garcia, Andy Shernoff, Handsome Dick Manitoba
Jerry Garcia, Andy Shernoff, Handsome Dick ManitobaThe Dead meet the Dictators at the Hells Angels’ “Pirates Party,” a chartered boat ride around Manhattan, on which the Jerry Garcia Band played, among others, September 5, 1973.
Patti Smith
Patti SmithBackstage at Fillmore East, before Horses, for Blue Öyster Cult/Stooges show, 1973.
Arthur Kane/New York Dolls
Arthur Kane/New York DollsOnstage in the Oscar Wilde Room at the Mercer Arts Center, 240 Mercer St., NYC, ca. 1971.
Lester Bangs
Lester BangsThe rock critic in his fifth-floor apartment at 542 SIxth Ave, NYC, next door to Roni Hoffman and Robert Duncan, 1977.
Isley Brothers
Isley BrothersRecording live album at the Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St., NYC, 1972.
Tanya Tucker
Tanya TuckerPress party for the 15-year-old country singer at the Bottom Line nightclub, 15 W. 4th St., NYC, April 2, 1974. According to the bar’s archive, it was “the only time a record release party was held at the Bottom Line when the bars were kept closed.”
Lester Bangs beneath cocktails sign
Lester Bangs beneath cocktails signThe writer at the entrance to his building at 542 Sixth Ave., NYC, beneath a portion of the sign for Gum Joy Chinese restaurant, 1977.
Patti Smith & Iggy Pop
Patti Smith & Iggy PopBefore Patti’s debut album, backstage at Blue Öyster Cult show, ca. 1973.
Bo Diddley
Bo DiddleyThe rock ‘n’ roll pioneer on the Hells Angels’ “Pirates Party” boat ride around Manhattan, where he, as well as the Jerry Garcia Band, performed on September 5, 1973.
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Elvis Presley
Elvis PresleyAs seen through the silhouettes of his backing singers, the Sweet Inspirations, Elvis, not yet fully fat, in white jumpsuit, plays his one and only New York concert date at Madison Square Garden, June 9, 1972.
Ozzy Osbourne & Sylvia Miles
Ozzy Osbourne & Sylvia MilesThe heavy metal pioneer and the actress at Ted Nugent “Hayride” press party, ca 1976.
Robbie Robertson
Robbie RobertsonThe Band’s lead guitarist and songwriter onstage, New York area (possibly Nassau Coliseum or Madison Square Garden), ca. 1974.
Billy Murcia/New York Dolls
Billy Murcia/New York DollsThe original drummer, who would die not long after this on the band’s first UK tour, at the Mercer Arts Center, NYC, ca. 1971.
Willie DeVille
Willie DeVilleMink DeVille singer and songwriter at the Bells of Hell, NYC, for a Creem photo shoot, ca. 1978.
Alice Cooper onstage
Alice Cooper onstageAlice executing crotch-grab onstage at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ, 1972.
Patti Smith & Ted Nugent
Patti Smith & Ted NugentMeeting backstage, following Nugent concert at Madison Square Garden, ca. 1976.
Eric Anderson
Eric AndersonThe “Thirsty Boots” folksinger backstage at press party, ca. 1972-73.
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Rock Writers of the World ConventionGroup shot from the infamous Rock Writers Convention in Memphis, May 1973 (where Roni Hoffman may have been the only photographer), with Andy Shernoff of Teenage Wasteland Gazette (and later the DIctators) in front. Others: Vince Aletti, Richard Meltzer, Cameron Crowe (center), Toby Mamis, Jon Tiven, Vicky Peck (aka I.C. Lotts), Karin Berg, Gary Kenton, Ben Edmonds, etc.
Linda Lovelace
Linda LovelacePress party for the “Deep Throat” star’s “Inside Linda Lovelace” book, 1974, NYC.
Charles Mingus
Charles MingusThe jazz bassist and composer at press party, ca. 1972-73.
Rudolph Isley/Isley Brothers
Rudolph Isley/Isley BrothersFounding member of the band onstage for the recording of a live album at the Bitter End, NYC, 1972.
Helen Wheels
Helen WheelsPunk singer (nee Helen Robbins), and later bodybuilding champ, on Hudson river pier in lower Manhattan (with Roni’s dog Charlie), 1976.
Tom Verlaine/Television & Patti Smith
Tom Verlaine/Television & Patti SmithThe friends and fellow punk pioneers backstage at CBGBs, NYC, after dual show, April, 1975.
Southside Johnny
Southside JohnnyWhile recording his second album at the Record Plant, taking a break to be interviewed by Robert Duncan for Creem, NYC, 1976.
Marc Bolan
Marc BolanT-Rex frontman at his manager’s apartment, NYC, being interviewed by Richard Meltzer, ca 1973.
Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Albert Bouchard, Karen Bouchard
Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Albert Bouchard, Karen Bouchard
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Iggy Pop
Iggy PopIggy and the Stooges, probably at the Academy of Music, 1973.
Gary Lucas
Gary Lucas
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Mick Jones, Joe Strummer & Al Fields
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
Allen Lanier/Blue Öyster Cult
David Johansen
David Johansen
Ed Ward
Ed Ward
Handsome Dick Manitoba & Robert Duncan
Handsome Dick Manitoba & Robert Duncan
Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Rock Writers of the World Convention
Helen Wheels
Helen Wheels
Sandy Pearlman
Sandy Pearlman
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Willie DeVille
Willie DeVille
Patti Smith & Sandy Pearlman
Patti Smith & Sandy Pearlman
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Richard Hell & Tom Verlaine/Television
Richard Hell & Tom Verlaine/Television
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Andy Shernoff/Dictators & Robert Duncan
Andy Shernoff/Dictators & Robert Duncan
Lester Bangs & Nick Tosches
Lester Bangs & Nick Tosches
Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Eric Emerson/Magic Tramps
Eric Emerson/Magic Tramps
Willie DeVille, Peter Myers & Robert Duncan
Willie DeVille, Peter Myers & Robert Duncan
Southside Johnny & Robert Duncan
Southside Johnny & Robert Duncan
Alice Cooper's touring chimpanzee
Alice Cooper's touring chimpanzee
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Robert Duncan
Robert Duncan
Roni Hoffman
Roni Hoffman
Joel Gion/Brian Jonestown Massacre
Joel Gion/Brian Jonestown Massacre
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Sagit Shir/Hank & Cupcakes
Sagit Shir/Hank & Cupcakes
Killa Swami/Rosewood Thievz
Killa Swami/Rosewood Thievz
Ramsay Midwood
Ramsay Midwood
Rachel Fannan
Rachel Fannan
Denise Perrier
Denise Perrier
Young Elders
Young Elders
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
Paul Mehling/Hot Club of San Francisco
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