Rarely-seen photos of music stars in the studio

The Beach Boys - A rare 1976 portrait of the original Beach Boys lineup, taken in a recording studio in California. From left: Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Carl Wilson.

Bee Gees -
After a brief hiatus at the end of the '60s, the Bee Gees reconvened in a studio in Soho, London, in 1970 to begin recording again.

Simon & Garfunkel -
Simon & Garfunkel take time out during the 'Sounds of Silence' recording sessions at Columbia Studios in New York in 1965.

Pete Townshend -
Guitarist Pete Townshend of the Who in his home recording studio in Twickenham, near London, around 1970.

Elton John -
Elton John sits behind a mixing desk in a midtown New York recording studio to promote his 'Captain Fantastic' album, released in 1975.

Johnny Cash -
Writing and recording, country music legend Johnny Cash looks hard at work in the recording studio in this 1960 snapshot of the "Man in Black."

James Brown -
James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," in the studio for the 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' recording session in 1966.

Barbra Streisand -
A pensive-looking Barbra Streisand wearing a black short sleeve top with a white beaded necklace stands in front of a microphone during a 1965 recording session.

The Monkees -
Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz, two members of the popular '60s band The Monkees, take time out during a recording session in Los Angeles.

Ray Charles -
Ray Charles relinquishes piano duty to check out the horn section during a 1960 studio recording session.

Judy Garland and Bing Crosby -
Two of entertainment's biggest stars of the vintage era, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby read from sheet music in the studio during a 1930s recording session.

Stevie Wonder -
Little Stevie Wonder smiles and sings into a microphone during a studio recording session in early 1963. He was just 13 years old when this picture was taken.

Neil Diamond -
Neil Diamond, tie loosened, takes his place in front of the microphone during a 1963 recording session.

Sonny and Cher -
Husband and wife duo Sonny and Cher make themselves comfortable as they settle into a 1966 recording session.

David Byrne -
Scottish-American singer, songwriter, musician, and lead vocalist of Talking Heads, David Byrne poses for a portrait at a Los Angeles studio in 1984. 

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