Paul Pederson, Musical Portrait, LP cover, 1977
Source: Project Thirty-Three

Paul Pederson, Musical Portrait, LP cover, 1977

Source: Project Thirty-Three

The Mills Bros. Sing, LP cover, 1960
Source: Project Thirty-Three

The Mills Bros. Sing, LP cover, 1960

Source: Project Thirty-Three

Rock the Vote: Carl Stokes

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

The Mayor and the People-Carl B. Stokes / A Black Suite for String Quartet and Jazz Orchestra by Oliver Nelson (1970)
One side of this album was a press conference held by Stokes, the other side featured music by Oliver Nelson

Carl Stokes was the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1968-71. When he was elected he became the first African-American mayor of a major American city. After two terms he moved to New York City, where he became that city’s first African-American TV anchorman, at WNBC-TV.

Elvis Presley, Pure Gold, LP cover (1975)Today (August 16) is the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, Pure Gold, LP cover (1975)
Today (August 16) is the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, That’s the Way It Is, LP cover (1970)Today (August 16) is the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley, That’s the Way It Is, LP cover (1970)
Today (August 16) is the 35th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley

Festival de Marengue, LP cover
Source: Project Thirty-Three

Festival de Marengue, LP cover

Source: Project Thirty-Three