Watch Al evolve from the 1957 Aristocats through the 60s and beyond. Over 60 years, over 100 photos.
1942: Sam and Natalie, Al's parents before there was Al.
1957: Al, on left, in his first band, the Aristocats.
1960: Professional portrait.
1965: Playing with Mimi and Dick Farina and Bruce Langhorne at Newport.
1965: Soundcheck with Dylan at Newport, the afternoon before the "Dylan Goes Electric".
1965: With Dylan at Forest Hills.
1965: Hair still short, in The Blues Project days.
1965: Backing Chuck Berry at Town Hall, where The Blues Project opened the concert.
1965: Blues Project whiskey ad: trying to make some money.
1966: On the air with Murray the K, with the Blues Project.
1966: With Joan Baez at Big Sur.
1966: Blues Project goofing around.
1966: Solo performance at Big Sur.
1966: Blues Project poster for Avalon Ballroom.
1966: Al with the leather pants look.
1967: Al backstage with The Blues Project
1967: with David Crosby at Monterey Pop.
1967: with Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop.
1967: also with Hendrix and at Monterey Pop.
1967 In feathers with Blood Sweat and Tears
1968: Great pnotographer Dave Gahr runs into Al in The Village.
1968: With John Simon, producer of Child Is Father To The Man, Clive Davis, President of Columbia Record.
1968: Mustachioed Al, back stage on tour with Blood, Sweat and Tears.
1968: A moody Al Kooper plays at the Cafe au Go Go.
1968: Shades and cigarette.
1968: While recording Super Session.
1968: With Mike Bloomfield and Norman Rockwell.
1969: Photo session for Columbia Records, New York City.
1969: Directing background singers in New York for Koopersession with Shuggie Otis.
1969: Jam session with Jerry Garcia and Jack Casady, San Francisco.
1969: Working with Hal Ashby on music for The Landlord.
1969: Photo for "You Never Know Who Your Friends Are".
1969: On stage in Super Session Live at the Fillmore East.
1969: Super Session Live
1970: Al Kooper: Jewish vampire?
1970: With Elton John.
1970: Al Kooper, European.
1970: Playing the tuned bongo set at Columbia Studios.
1970: With Nona Hendryx of LaBelle.
1971: Al Kooper and Alice Cooper in the same place, also with Kal Rudman, promoter and Buzzy Linhart.
1972: Al Kooper with Al Green.
1972: Log cabin used for the logo for Sounds of the South records with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
1972: Al being rock star with a nice belt... at The Roxy.
1973: Al in sequin suit from Granny Takes a Trip, in London.
1973: Emerson-Loew photo of an Elvis imitator at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
1973: After a two hour show, the sequined one rests.
1973: Talked into an inappropriate pose by photographers Emerson-Loew. 29 years old, 6'10", 145 lbs & 28" waist.
1974: With Bernie Taupin.
1974: Live radio concert in Sausalito.
1974: Producing Skynyrd's SECOND HELPING: Ronnie Van Zant, Billy Powell, Allen Collins, Kevin Elson.
1975: photo by Norman Seeff.
1975: Freebird Mansion, Coldwater Canyon.
1975: Al sits in with the The Tubes, whose first album he produced.
1975: Mysterious dude on B3 Organ.
1976: on the Act Like Nothing's Wrong tour.
1976: on the deck at Freebird Mansion.
1977: Al with music bizzers, Chris Stone, Tom Werman, Bil Szymczyk.
1978: Producing the late Rick Nelson's strangely unreleased album, Back To Vienna.
1979: Visiting Isao Tomita at his home in Japan.
1980: Al, 3rd from left, flanked by English imitators with black duct tape.
1980: With Steve Martin and John Belushi.
1980: With Ringo during recording for George Harrison's Somewhere in England.
1980: With Mario Maglieri, owner of Whiskey A GoGo, Roxy, & Rainbow clubs.
1980: With John Mayall, Eric Clapton and Bill Wyman. Al on right.
1980s: With Danny Kalb at a Blues Project Reunion.
1982: The man with the keyboard eyes.
1982: With Bruce Dickinson, staffer at Columbia, who offered tremendous help on Al's solo albums.
1983: With Hank Ballard, Ricky Nelson, and Fats Dominao.
1984: Backstage at Fillmore with Jaco Pastorius and Carlos Santana.
1985: Onstage with BB King.
1985: Al with Benmont Tench - the Ferrante and Teicher of the 80s.
1985: With parents Sam and Natalie.
1986: With son Brian Kooper.
1986: With Brian Auger
1986: With Charles Calello creating the score of another episode for Michael Mann's TV series, Crime Story.
1986: With Charles Calello and Ted Levine, on the set of Crime Story.
1987: On the set of Crime Story with Dennis Farina, Las Vegas.
1990: On stage in Austin, Texas.
1990: Al visits Peter Reigert on the set of the movie Oscar.
1991: With Joe Walsh on the Ordinary Average Guy Tour, Cleveland.
1991: With Joe Walsh on Ordinary Average Guy tour
1991: An off moment on tour with Joe Walsh.
1992: Backstage with Paul Shaffer at Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert.
1993: With songwriting legend Dan Penn.
1994: "Tulips on my organ..."
1994: With Dave Barry on tour with The Rock Bottom Remainers, Nashville.
1994: With rock piano legend Johnnie Johnson.
1998: Rekooperators with Mike Merritt, Anton Fig, Jimmy Vivino.
2000: Al in his basement studio, man-cave supreme.
2000: The Funky Faculty: Daryl Lowery, Jeff Stout, Larry Finn, Al, Bob Doezema, Tom Stein.
2001: Funky Faculty Live in Norway.
2002: Al with BeBe, the blues bitch, aged six months.
2002: With the late, great Elvin Jones, getting honorary Doctorates of Music at the Berklee School of Music.
2002: On stage with Peter Wolf in Boston.
2003: Al performs at Shibuya Ax concert hall, Tokyo.
2003: Japan tour.
2003: BeBe Kooper - 14 mos. old - She got her eye on you!
2003: on tour... somewhere.
2003: with granddaghter Chloe Miranda Kooper, Photo by Brian Kooper.
2008: This jacket looks way more cool inside out.
2014: With Jimmy Vivino at Al's Birthday bash in New York City.