"This will always be my favorite Joan Jett photo. In 1977, Joan piled into my parents green Plymouth Duster and we drove from Denny’s on the Sunset Strip over the hill to play some softball on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks. There was a batting cage at this cool place called Flookys. We would eat tons of hot dogs, wash them down with chocolate shakes and them hit softballs. I would of course take photos of all this stuff!" - by Brad Elterman
Best known for the gargantuan riff at the heart of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," Ritchie Blackmore helped define heavy-metal guitar by mixing intricate classical composition with raw-knuckled blues rock.