John Coltrane. I believe that's his wife Alice in the background. Alice McLeod was from Detroit and I believe he met her there in the vibrant, integrating Westside jazz scene. Legend has it he played Detroit a lot @ places like the Bluebird and the Minor Key.
January 15, 1961: The Supremes being photographed after signing a recording contract with the newly formed Motown. The contract stipulated they change their names from The Primettes to The Supremes. And 4th member Barbara Martin (bottom center) would leave the group in 1962.
Harlem 1958 jazz portrait - Some of the entertainers were: L-R: Marian McPartland, sonny Rollins (back) Lawrence Brown, Mary Lou Williams, Emmett Berry, Thelonious monk, Count Basie (seated), Vic Dickenson, Milt Hinton - Basie grew tired of standing, sat down on the curb and a group of kids followed him.