Help make Jini Dellaccio a household name!

photo courtesy of Five Star Films

When the legendary Tacoma band The Sonics were in our studio last month, perhaps even more attention was being paid to 93-year old photographer Jini Dellaccio, who reunited with the band that night some 45 years after her last official shoot with them. Jini is responsible for the album cover that’s as iconic as the band itself:

Jini Dellaccio was capturing the early years of the Northwest rock scene, dating back to the 60’s and 70’s, like nobody else had before. Besides shooting publicity shots for local artists, she was attending shows and shooting gigs by The Sonics, The Wailers, The Bards, and other local acts, as well as some national stars, like Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Merrilee Rush, and Pete Townsend. Today, she’s shooting promo shots for The Moondoggies!

There’s no denying that Jini Dellaccio is one of the treasures of the Northwest and a pioneer of live rock photography in general, but not enough people know her story. That’s where Five Star Films comes in. The production company is making a documentary on her, and they’re running to the end of their fundraising deadline. They’re asking for your help to make this film happen. And not only will you have the rewarding feeling of helping make a deserving artist a household name, but you can even keep a piece of that history: Depending on the level of your pledge, Five Star Films is offering signed CD’s, tickets to photography exhibits, a copy of her photo book, and even a tour of her house!

Head over to the film’s Kickstarter page to see how you can help.

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  1. DrBOP
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    If SOMEBODY doesn’t write a song called “Go, Jini, Go!” RIGHT NOW…….we are all DOOMED!!!
    But really, I’m broke but contributing a couple of bucks to the cause…..AND SO SHOULD YOU! And not to put TOO fine a point on it, C’MON NEIL…..PONY UP BABY!!! Help a sistah out!

  2. 1001Songs
    Posted April 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Jini rocks! C’mon America! Dellaccio. Rhymes with …well never mind. I got to spend a day with Jini which I recount here
    Rock On!

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