Published: Nov. 13, 2020

Dan Fong has always found himself in the right place at the right time. A CU Boulder alumnus, Fong is known for capturing the heart of the golden age of Colorado's rock history from all angles.

Last year, the University Library's Archives acquired over 140 photographs covering Dan Fong's extensive career. These images include shots of Dan's work for The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Doobie Brothers. There are photos from shows at CU Boulder, like Joni Mitchell playing the Field House and bands like Mountain and Zephyr rocking out on the steps of Norlin Library, for a crowd that completely engulfed Norlin Quad, if you can believe it. 

On this episode of CU at the Libraries, Fong and Head of the University Libraries Archives Megan Friedel discuss his life's work as a rock 'n' roll and counterculture photographer.

The University Libraries Archives have curated a Spotify playlist of songs and artists mentioned in this episode. To learn more about Dan Fong and the Colorado music scene, explore the University Libraries Archives new online exhibit, "Dan Fong Music and Counterculture in Colorado."