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Rock and Roll Photographer Chuck Pulin Passes Away

Thursday, April 22: 5:51 p.m.
Posted by Jim Henke

Today I received the heart-breaking news that Chuck Pulin had passed away. Chuck was one of the great rock and roll photographers. He began shooting in the early Seventies, and over the years he photographed everyone from Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones, from Frank Sinatra to Elton John, from Madonna to Bon Jovi. He chronicled the history of such famous New York clubs as Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, the Bottom Line and the Mudd Club. For many years, he was one of the primary photographers for Billboard, the music-industry trade magazine. And his photos appeared on scores of album covers, including records by Simon and Garfunkel, the New Riders of the Purple Sage and Miles Davis, to name but a few. Perhaps most importantly, Chuck was one of the most well-liked people in the rock world. He had no enemies, and virtually everyone admired him and his work. His passing is a true loss to the music world and the photography world.



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