The Monkees Live Almanac would like to wish a very happy birthday to rock and Monkees photographer extraordinaire Henry Diltz, who was born on this day in 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Henry is also a musician, and is perhaps most famously known for being a member of the Modern Folk Quartet. While a member of MFQ, Diltz became interested in photography, met The Monkees, played on some of their recording sessions, and took numerous photographs of the group. Henry was the official photographer at Woodstock, as well as the Monterey Pop Festival, and has photographed numerous album covers, including Morrison Hotel (The Doors) and the debut LP from Crosby, Stills & Nash.
This blog has an entire category dedicated to Henry, with plenty of great stories and articles. Oh, and Henry, if you are reading, how about a photo book centered around your rare photographs of The Monkees to celebrate the group's 50th Anniversary next year?!