Peter, Paul & Mary, 1963
(L-R) Paul Stookey; Mary Travers; Peter Yarrow;
and Dick Kniss (stand-up bass)
I bought my girlfriend a ukulele :)
Lou Reed | ‘Walk on the Wild Side’
Produced by David Bowie, the lyrics, describing a series of individuals and their journeys to New York City, refer to several of the regular “superstars" at Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory; namely Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis and Joe Campbell (referred to in the song by his nickname Sugar Plum Fairy).
Man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. There is no human nature, because there is no God to have a conception of it. Man simply is. Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself. That is the first principle of existentialism.
Jean Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism (1946)
Django Reinhardt at the Aquarium in New York City, circa 1946
Photos by William P. Gottlieb
These were taken while Reinhardt was touring the U.S. as a guest soloist for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.