Music History

Cool Music-Related Photographs from the Not-So-Distant Past

While browsing through an amazing list of historical photographs at Bored Panda, I found these three music-related shots.

In the olden days, you were allowed to listen to a record in the store before you decided to buy it. This was especially important in Britain where the BBC refused to play pop records and there were no commercial radio stations. This is a shot of customers in a London record store in 1955.

London record store, 1955

In December 1961, the Beatles played a gig at the Aldershot Club in London–and just 18 people showed up.

Beatles playing for 18 people, 1961

And how about this aerial shot of Woodstock in August 1969?

Woodstock, 1969

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