I've included this picture because Willie Nelson is a great example of country music at it's best. If a band of country music were to look for inspiration, Willie Nelson would be a great icon to look up at.
Here's a nice shot of Elvis with borrowed Martin D-18 guitar, taken at RCA's Studio 1 in New York City on Thursday, December 1st, 1955 by William "PoPsie" Randolph for label publicity purposes. Elvis didn't record in this studio until January 30 and 31, 1956. William “PoPsie” Randolph (1920 – 1978) was a US photographer of Greek descent.
Vyacheslav (Slava) Korolenkov / Вячеслав Короленков was born in the small city of Tula, not far from Moscow. Before entering Art School he studied drawing with a sculptor, and as a result was accepted to the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts on his first attempt.