Thursday, November 08, 2007
1) Bleeding Gums Murphy knows a pop star needs to wear shades...money is no object...
2) Elton John owned thousands of sunglasses.
3) John Lennon's sunglasses would be about $225.00 today by Cartier.
4) Grace Jones Jones's use of sunglasses also calls for analysis. Her shades function as a general reference to the popular celebrity ritual practice of deflecting an intrusive gaze while increasing one's glamour quotient. They also refer to the ubiquitous presence of sunglasses worn by performers throughout African and African diaspora cultures.
5) Kool Moe Dee are Swatch designer glasses, I believe, and they are about $400.00
6) Ray Charles often wore designer glasses by Ray Ban...they are Wayfarers and would be about $250.00 retail today.
7) Joey Ramone in Ray Ban Wayfarers
8) Bob Dylan wears the same Ray Ban designer glasses as Ray Charles, Joey Ramone (and Tom Cruise in Risky Business) today $250.00. In his Cadallac commercial, Dylan is wearing Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses $300.00.
9) Janis Joplin wore RAYEX switchable sunglasses, they came with 8 different lenses in different colours. About $60.00 second hand.
10) Thelonius Monk.
11) I don't know what kind of galsses Bootsy Collins is wearing because I think they are from Jupiter.
12) Roy Orbison also wore Ray Ban Wayfarers, although, I'm not sure these are such in this pic.
13) Bono gets some flak for spending money on sunglasses (while saving the world) but he is part of an expensive tradition, Bulgari sunglasses, $300.
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