Vladimir Vysotsky (1938 - 1980) is more famous as author-performer, although being a poet and actor. He was very popular despite some restraints and gathered a lot of people on his concerts.  True fame and recognition came after his death. His songs broached everyday and war problem. His style is often recognized as bard though he never considered himself so. He had his own manner of performing songs: with strain and intoning. His image became a symbol of the late Soviet epoch. 

Serge Lifar photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930.
By the way, I know that Beaton (my favorite photographer) met Serge Diaghilev. There is a memoir about their meeting by Cecil himself in the book devoted to Diaghilev. But. I never saw a photo made by Beaton. I think he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do that (Diaghilev was a world-famous celebrity and Cecil wanted to get fame in that time). Maybe somebody found it in some old albums? 

Serge Lifar photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1930.

By the way, I know that Beaton (my favorite photographer) met Serge Diaghilev. There is a memoir about their meeting by Cecil himself in the book devoted to Diaghilev. But. I never saw a photo made by Beaton. I think he wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do that (Diaghilev was a world-famous celebrity and Cecil wanted to get fame in that time). Maybe somebody found it in some old albums?