Unpublished Vintage Photos Show A Different Side To History

By Sophia Maddox | December 2, 2023

English rock band, Faces with Rod Stewart, 1969. At this time, Stewart was a Solo Performer and a member of a Band. 

Pop culture fans rejoice! This collection of groovy-era photos you’ve never seen before will not only make you miss the old days of skateboards, boomboxes, and Happy Days re-runs, but will give you some behind-the-scenes tidbits and facts you never knew about your favorite movie and television stars, the biggest films, the coolest trends, and the hottest singers. You might learn a few things you never knew before about the sixties, seventies, and eighties. 

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Lots of changes were taking place with the English rock band Faces in 1969. The band originally included guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Marriott, but Marriott soon left Faces to form another group, Humble Pie. Faces’ remaining members, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones, replaced Marriott with not one, but two new members … Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood. This created a unique scenario. Rod Stewart had already signed a contract with Mercury Records as a solo artist. But Faces was signed with a competing label, Warner’s. Stewart included Faces on much of his solo releases, but this only caused tension within the group. The members of Faces began to feel like they were Stewart’s back-up band and not its own entity with its own identity. 

Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher having fun during the filming of "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980)

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The British actor who played the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars films was Peter Mayhew, shown here goofing around with his co-star Carrie Fisher. Mayhew was a natural to play the giant, hairy, space alien sidekick to Han Solo. At 7 feet, 3 inches in height, Mayhew towered over Fisher and his other Star Wars co-stars, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. That’s because he suffered from gigantism. He was diagnosed with the disease as a child. It caused his unusual growth, but also created mobility issues for him later in life. During the filming of The Force Awakens, Mayhew relied on a wheelchair most of the time.