'Big Shots'

Photo by Janet Donovan

Guy Webster, the photographer behind classic album covers from The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Doors, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel and more, died at 79 on February 5th, as reported by Rolling Stone and Variety. We had the opportunity to attend a book party in his honor at the home of Kay Kendall and Jack Davies in November of 2014.

 

A look back:

“When you look through this book, it is pretty amazing,” said Jack Davies, co-host of a book party at his home in honor of renowned photographer Guy Webster and his new book: BIG SHOTS: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons.  “He did the first Doors album. He did all The Mamas and the Papas albums. He did three or four Rollings Stones albums. He was in the studio when The Beach Boys recorded Good Vibrations. He grew up in Beverly Hills. His neighbors were Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. His father was a very successful songwriter.”

 

“I read the book when it first came out and I said ‘oh my God, that guy has led a wonderful life’ – I can’t believe it. I swear, I was shocked.”