Remember taking that point and shoot to the concerts you attended, hoping to get that photo of your favourite artist that was as good as anything you were seeing in Rolling Stone, Circus or Cream.
You never got anything that good, but you probably got something interesting now and then.
A couple of years ago, Smithsonian boos put out the word to live music fans to go through their shoe boxes of concert photos and submit their favourites. The best of those will be featured in a new book to be released later this month called, Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen.
Check a sampling of the shots HERE.
1984 Peter Gabriel sings “Lay Your Hands on Me” on the Plays Live tour at the Agora Ballroom, West Hartford, Connecticut. IMAGE: TIM DEVLIN /SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
(Feature image: 1978 Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee Ramone at Dooley’s, Tempe, Arizona. IMAGE: DORIAN BOESE /SMITHSONIAN BOOKS)