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Vintage Photos of Rockers, Punks, and Pop Stars Playing Pinball
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The Ramones
The Ramones pose for CREEM, 1978
Here’s a set of vintage photographs capturing rock stars, punks, and pop royalty playing pinball. Many of these are candid shots, taken on the road during downtime while on tour. Some were taken in such a casual environment that information regarding who took the photo, and when, is scarce.

Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry, 1977. Photo by Bob Gruen.
David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, Andy Paley
David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, and Andy Paley at C.B.G.B.’s, 1977. Another one by Bob Gruen
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, c. 1965
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley in a Detroit arcade, 1956
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen, 1978
Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent, 1963
Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer
Tina Turner
Tina Turner
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, c. 1983

Keith Moon explains why he loves pinball:

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Pins and Needles: Vintage Pinball Machines
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Pop Culture


Delightfully charming video profile of Molly Atkinson, the whimsical curator/proprietor of Pins and Needles, a public arcade in Los Angeles filled with her own amazing pinball machine collection.

Pins and Needles, which boasts 24 vintage pinball machines at a time (the collection rotates in and out), is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to midnight. More information at their blog.

Video produced by Greg Stefano for Cool Hunting. Directed by Greg Mitnick


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