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Ah the rites of spring in Greek Life.  This UCLA frat boy scene shot by Gene Lester in 1957 looks strangely contemporary today.

Whole Lotta Zep

Led Zeppelin have revealed two previously unheard recordings, part of a trove of unreleased tracks and outtakes which will be released in June as part of a reissue of their first three albums. 

(L-R) Drummer John Bonham, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page of rock music group Led Zeppelin, circa 1969. Photo by Charles Bonnay//Time Life Pictures

Shakespeare 450

Today is widely believed to be the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, who was baptised this week in 1564.

CLICK HERE for a look back at life and legacy of The Bard, the most celebrated author in the English language.

The Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), c1610. Private Collection. Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images


Then and Now from the Royal Tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Uluru today compared with photo of Prince Charles with Princess Diana in 1983.

Country musician Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas.

Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter who was wrongly convicted of murder and the subject of a Bob Dylan song dies at 76

Bob Ahern (@PhotoBobahern), our Director Of Archive Photography visited and interviewed the one and only Ron Galella - Paparazzo Extraordinaire for an upcoming video that will be available later this month via our InFocus team.

A sneak preview with the King of Paparazzi who has a new book out. Three volumes, 958 pages and over 1,800 photos of Pop, Rock and Dance!


Berlin During The Cold War: Then and Now

We have a new feature live today from Berlin, Germany with composite images of archive material with new content from photographer Sean Gallup drawing a comparison between Berlin in the past (1960s, 70s, & 80s) and Berlin now in 2014.
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is later this year on 9 November 2014.

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Kennedy Campaign: a group of men watch from afar as Kennedy continues his campaign through Texas. (Photo By Paul Schutzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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