Ed Caraeff

Ed Caraeff is a photographer and art director. He has worked with, photographed, designed or art directed hundreds of album covers. His photography archive includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim MorrisonIggy Pop and The Stooges, Elton John, Carly SimonLinda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan and Marvin Gaye.

His work is included in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines, world-wide. His ground-breaking chance photo of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on-stage at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic rock photos of all-time and is the only photo ever to appear twice on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Iggy Pop

Iconic Spotlight : Iggy & The Stooges, by Ed Caraeff

The Whisky A-Go-Go was always the place to be. Even when I wasn’t there working, I was there watching and listening to who was there that night. A year or so before these photos were taken of Iggy, I was there one night when Hendrix took the stage unannounced. Everyone went to the Whisky. The Doors were their house band before they made it big.

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Daily Mail

At Monterey Pop Festival, 17-year-old student Ed Caraeff snapped pictures of Jimi Hendrix — including one of him burning his guitar —that turned him into a rock ’n’ roll icon.

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New York Times

An aspiring rock photographer crammed into the pit at a music festival could get a lot worse advice than this: “Save some film for this Jimi Hendrix cat.”

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