Doors Album Photographer Brodsky Dead At 67
Iconic rock photographer JOEL BRODSKY has died at his home in Connecticut. The lensman, who famously captured the likes of ARETHA FRANKLIN, JIM MORRISON and ISAAC HAYES for classic album covers, suffered a heart attack on 1 March (2007). He was 67. Among the 400-plus album covers Brodsky shot were THE BEST OF THE DOORS, which featured a bare-chested Morrison with his arms outstretched, and Hayes' BLACK MOSES album. He won a 1967 Grammy Award nomination for his cover of The Doors' debut, THE DOORS. In total, Brodsky captured five of the group's album cover shots. He also became famous for shooting album covers for artists signed to Memphis, Tennessee soul label Stax. A retrospective of Brodsky's photo art is being planned for Los Angeles' Morrison Hotel Gallery later this year (2007).