Friday, May 29, 2009
Leno's Last Stand
Back in the early 80's, I took this photo of Jay Leno at a Motorcycle rally benefit for Muscular Dystrophy in Glendale California. He was just a stand-up comic at the time. I was covering the event for "Cycle Magazine". The mid-day light very was difficult to shoot in, but seemed to work well for Leno's features
Leno made a joke about wanting to follow the group, so he "could pick up all the parts that fell off the Japanese bikes." The crowd, overwhelmingly Harley enthusiasts, roared.
Although I prefer the sarcasm of Lettermen, you have to really admire Leno for his 17 year career at the helm of "The Tonight Show".