A brief history of Loni Specter

A guitar player since age eight, Specter’s immersion into the rock world began in the 1960’s, often venturing into Hollywood and the "happening" Sunset Strip. Never pursuing fame as a performer on the stage himself, Specter’s focus shifted to photography in the 1970’s, often capturing on film the performances and interviews of his favorite artists including: Bob Marley, Frank Zappa, Bad Company, Van Halen, George Harrison, Captain Beefhart, Jackson Browne, Santana, John McLaughlin, Chaka Kahn, David Bowie, Weather Report and Traffic.

David Rensin and Loni Specter Partnering with rock writer and high school best friend David Rensin (author of best seller "From The Mail Room") and hanging out with a young Cameron Crowe (Specter wrote the first song for the film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" but was bumped off the soundtrack), Specter’s photos have been published in Rolling Stone, People, TV GUIDE, Playboy and numerous other publications. Other patrons included Warner Bros. Records, Universal Pictures, Vidal Sassoon, Suenos, DARE, Michael Joseph Furie and more. Other personalities shot by Specter include; Sissey Spacek, Demi Moore (first studio photos) and President Bill Clinton.

Loni also manufactures Lapdancer lap steel guitars and accessories.

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