Happy 50th birthday Elliott Smith. Heaven adores you.
The above photo is a mural at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue in Los Angeles featuring Elliott, Beck, Jackson Browne and Silversun Pickups. The Elliott image is from MAGNET (see photo below), taken by Christian Lantry. Elliott hated photo shoots, but he immediately felt comfortable with Christian, which accounts for all the great images we got over the years when the two of them collaborated for MAGNET. A selection of Christian’s photos of Elliott for MAGNET below.
Read our 2001 cover story …
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