example: Neil Young's
After the Gold Rush,
Sullivan Street, NYC



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PopSpots is a website about those places where interesting events in the history of Pop Culture took place; like album cover shots, places where movies and tv shows were filmed, and sites on which paintings were based.

Some of the places I tracked down myself for fun. Others are places I've read about and gone to take a look.

Many are from Manhattan, where I live. Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I'm trying to find these places while they are still around.

Thanks for visiting.

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 PopSpots: The exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history
                   and how a Pop Culture Detective tracks them down.

                   (The newest entries are on top.)



PopSpots entry #45: click HERE for: The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Surfin' Safari - album cover photo locations.





PopSpots entry #44: click HERE for: The location of the front cover photo of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band's 1966 album East-West.





PopSpots entry #43: click HERE for: The location of the back cover photo of Billy Joel'sThe Stranger album, plus the restaurant that was the inspiration for the song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" ("A bottle of white? A bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead?")





PopSpots entry #42: click HERE for: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy and the Poor Boys and Cosmo's Factory album cover locations.





PopSpots entry #41: click HERE for: Bob Dylan and Friends, Greenwich Village 1963 by Jim Marshall





PopSpots entry #40: click HERE for: Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #39: click HERE for: The Doors - Morrison Hotel / Hard Rock Cafe - album cover photo locations





PopSpots entry #38: click HERE for: The Executive Room bar in Los Angeles - where Billy Joel was the "Piano Man" for six months in 1972 and about which he wrote the song. (pre-demolition photo and location)





PopSpots entry #37: click HERE for: COLD SPRING HARBOR by Billy Joel - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #36: click HERE for: Crosby, Stills & Nash - album cover photo location





PopSpots entry #35: click HERE for: WEST SIDE STORY (the movie) - Prologue locations





PopSpots entry #34: click HERE for: DAVE VAN RONK - Album cover locations





PopSpots entry #33: click HERE for: LOU REED - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND





PopSpots entry #32: click HERE for: 3 new PopSpots from John Cohen's 1970 photo sessions for Bob Dylan's Self Portrait





PopSpots entry #31: click HERE for: Edward Hopper - From Williamsburg Bridge - 1928 painting location





PopSpots entry #30: click HERE for: Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead - album cover photo location




PopSpots entry #29: click HERE for: Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks - Most Probable Painting Location



PopSpots entry #28: click HERE for: Billy Joel's video for the song My Life from his album 52nd Street. - 1985



PopSpots entry #27: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie on West 28th Street, New York City - 1943



PopSpots entry #26: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie inside McSorley's Old Ale House, East 7th Street, New York City - 1943



PopSpots entry #25: click HERE for: 25 Iconic New York City film locations



PopSpots entry #24: click HERE for: Annie Hall: the rooftop balcony scene and more.



PopSpots entry #23: click HERE for: John Cohen's rooftop pictures of Dylan from 1962, including stills from the first film of Dylan in NYC.



PopSpots entry #22: click HERE for: John Cohen's telephoto pictures of Dylan along Houston Street, NYC - from 1970



PopSpots entry #21: click HERE for: 10 London and U.K. album cover photo locations



PopSpots entry #20: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Tempest - album cover photo location


(cover photo: Alexander Längauer)



PopSpots entry #19: click HERE for: Woody Guthrie - The location of the Hanover House hotel in which he wrote This Land is Your Land in 1940.


(photo: The New York Public Library)


PopSpots entry #18: click HERE for: Bo Diddley - Have Guitar Will Travel - album cover photo location


(Checker Records)



PopSpots entry #17: click HERE for: QUIK LOOKS at - 22 - Forthcoming New York City PopSpots



PopSpots entry #16: click HERE for: Billy Joel - 52nd Street - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jim Houghton)



PopSpots entry #15: click HERE for: Billy Joel - An Innocent Man - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Gilles Larrain)



PopSpots entry #14: click HERE for: Billy Joel - Turnstiles - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Jerry Abramowitz)



PopSpots entry #13: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues - film clip filming location


(from the documentary Don't Look Back produced by Leacock-Pennebaker; Pennebaker Films; released in 1967)

PopSpots entry #12: click HERE for: The Who - The Who Sings My Generation - album cover photo location


(album released in 1966 by Decca Records in the USA; cover photo: David Wedgebury; previously released in 1965 by Brunswick Records in the U.K. with a different cover shot, also by David Wedgebury.)

PopSpots entry #11: click HERE for: Edvard Munch - The Scream - painting/lithograph location



PopSpots entry #10: click HERE for: Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - album cover photo location


(album released in 1974 by ABC Records; cover photo: Raeanne Rubenstein)

PopSpots entry #9: click HERE for: The Who - The Kids Are Alright - soundtrack album cover photo location


(album released in 1979 by Polydor/UK and MCA/USA; cover photo: Art Kane)

PopSpots entry #8: click HERE for: Simon & Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3AM - album cover photo location


(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Henry Parker)

PopSpots entry #7: click HERE for: West Side Story - the Original Broadway Musical Soundtrack - album cover photo location

(courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo: Leo Friedman)

PopSpots entry #6: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One and Bob Dylan's American Journey - Photo Locations


(American Journey CD cover: Sony Music/Experience Music Project)

PopSpots entry #5: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Saturday Evening Post cover and "I WANT YOU" Single - Photo Location

(I WANT YOU single - courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photographer for both photos: Jerry Schatzberg)

PopSpots entry #4: click HERE for: Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years. - Album Cover Photo Location

(cover courtesy Sony Music Entertainment; photo by Edie Baskin)

PopSpots entry #3: click HERE for: Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue/Hell's Kitchen - Photo Location

(photo by Joel Bernstein)

PopSpots entry #2: click HERE for: Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - and - Another Side of Bob Dylan - Album Cover Photo Locations

(both by Columbia Records; Photos: Highway 61: Daniel Kramer: Another Side: Sandy Speiser)

PopSpots entry #1: click HERE for: Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - Album Cover Photo Location

(Reprise Records; photo by Joel Bernstein)