Frank Auerbach (b 1931, Berlin) is a British artist who has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, his depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive today.
Monkee Peter Tork and Janis Joplin, Monterey Pop, 1967. Some today seem to think the Monkees, because they were essentially cast to play a rock band for a TV show, were posers who were not accepted as peers by other musicians. They are wrong. The Monkees did not perform at Monterey but Tork and drummer/singer Mickey Dolenz attended and there are numerous photos of them interacting with all the big stars. They may have come together in a purely commercial way, but the Monkees were not a joke.