The Greatest Photos from Jet Magazine

I have to admit – I never really picked up Jet Magazine before I got into classic soul and r&b music until late high school and university – and then it was only looking at the classic issues from 1950s-1970s. While Berry Gordy ran Motown with an iron fist, these photos show those artists, and others from that time like Sam Cooke, Elvis, and Frank Sinatra, also made their own fun.

Here are some of their Photos of the Week from that time period!

Dizzy

 

 

Sam Cooke and Maxine Brown

 

Lionel Hampton and Wife
Aretha Franklin

 

 

Elvis Presley

 

 

Erma Franklin

 

Fats Domino

 

 

Billie Holiday Skiing

 

 

Blackboard Jungle

 

 

Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr

 

 

Haters

 

 

reflect

 

 

futuristic phone

 

 

Nancy Wilson

 

 

Millie

 

 

Disney

 

 

cooking on the beach

 

 

Chubby Checker

 

 

bardot

 

 

ska

 

 

Mahaila Jackson

 

king curtis

 

 

oscar brown jr

 

 

The Beatles

 

 

pipe smoking model

 

 

solomon burke

 

 

anti-racism campaign

 

 

tex

 

 

barbara lynn

 

 

Diana Ross

 

 

Mary Wells

 

 

phil upchurch

 

 

Bear

 

 

keep it clean

 

 

jet

 

 

James Brown

 

 

Freda Payne

From Voices Of East Anglia