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649 Robert Knight, rock photographer, author, "Rock Gods"

649 Robert Knight, rock photographer, author, "Rock Gods"

Today's Guest: Robert Knight, rock 'n' roll photographer Robert Knight and Slash by Maryanne Bilham Maybe you don’t already know the name of legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Robert Knight. But by the end of this half-hour, you won’t be able to forget him. Knight shot the last photographs of guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan before his fateful plane crash. He took one of the most iconic pictures of Jimi Hendrix. Elton John was once his houseguest. Slash threw a party to celebrate a show of his work. One of the first concerts he shot was a teenagers slipping to the front of the stage at an early Led Zeppelin show, his professionalism causing everyone—the band included — to believe he belonged there, when he didn’t. Kenny Wayne Shepherd (Photo: Robert Knight) Knight is the subject of Rock Prophecies, a new documentary film broadcast and released by PBS. It captures not just the man at work but also his devotion to many of his subjects as well as his personal trials, such as taking over t