Twenty five years before the iPod was invented, every teenager’s pride was a boombox. They played cassette tapes plus AM and FM radio stations. Often teenagers would carry them down the street on their shoulders, blaring music into their ears and entertaining whole neighborhoods whether they wanted to be entertained or not. This earned boomboxes the affectionate nickname of “ghetto blaster.” These three teenagers were enjoying a smoke and some hugs in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood as they listened to some rock in the mid-1970s. In the summer of 1975, when I took this shot, The Captain and Tennille topped the charts for four straight weeks with “Love will keep us together.”