Photo as part of the Complete Run of Rock Scene Magazine, with Photographic Archive of Issues from June 1977, July 1977, September 1977, and October 1977.
Paris Photo Fair, 14.17 November 2013
In 1992, I took a walk around Père Lachaise cemetery and Paris with Joe Russo, lead singer of the Doors tribute band, the Soft Parade.
We took some shots at, and around Jim Morrison’s grave, and then went on to Saint Michel, an area that Jim liked to wander very much.
Here are some examples from that day of following in Jim’s footsteps.
December 19, 1915 – October 10, 1963
Next week will be the 50th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s death. Undoubtedly, crowds will gather at her grave in Père Lachaise. But there is so much more to see in Paris to commemorate her life.
Edith Piaf’s hood
Paris was Piaf’s hood, from start to finish. She was born there, “died” there (Grasse really), and did everything in between. It’s impossible to walk around Paris without following in her footsteps.
- Birthplace—72 rue de Belleville
- Homage—Place Edith Piaf
- First performances at Louis Leplée’s Le Gerny’s—now Hôtel Château-Frontenac, 54 rue Pierre-Charron
- Performed—Salle Pleyel
- Performed—L’Olympia, 29 boulevard des Capucines
- Performed—Bobino, 20 rue de la Gaité
- Residence with Marcel Cerdan—7 rue Leconte de Lisle
- Last residence with Théo Sarapo—67 boulevard Lannes
- Grave—Père-Lachaise cemetery
- Residence (1933), now the Edith Piaf museum—5 rue Crespin du Gast