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I was examining the cover of the album War Babies with a friend and was wondering.... Whose photos are those on the cover? Do they belong to Daryl and John? Are they relatives? Or are they of strangers? Just wondering because they don't look familiar and we've seen pictures of Daryl and John in their youth before, and the picture of the girl doesn't look like Daryl's sister but I thought it could be a possibility.

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Hi Jadon,

War Babies, released in 1974, was produced by Todd Rundgren. I'm sure you can hear his influences on this album, from the wild, screaming guitars to the synths.
This album focused on experiences of those in the baby boom generation, Its cover reflects some of those influences, what most of us encountered then. It's almost a generic advertisement with photos of a Ritz cracker, a half-eaten BLT, CD for Civil Defense. The photos don't seem personal to me: scouting was prevalent as was a great ride on the merry-go-round. No one looks familiar yet they seem relevant. We shared those experiences.
For this album, credit goes to Bob Defrin for Art Direction, Peter Palombi for Artwork, and Armen Kachaturian and David Gahr for photography.

I haven't listened to this album for some time. Your question makes me want to relisten. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Hope you're having a great summer!

All the best,
Diana

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Expertise

Bio info, concert info, references to lyrics and albums, CDs fan club info

Experience

I've been a fan from the beginning and have grown up with Daryl and John musically.

Organizations
Rock and Soul International (Hall and Oates Fan Club)

Publications
West Virginia Writing Project
West Virginia Educational Goals

Education/Credentials
BA in Secondary Education, Language Arts, West Liberty State College
MA in Speech Communications, WVU

Awards and Honors
Who's Who in Education
West Virginia Writing Project Fellow
Davis and Elkins Award by English Dept.

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