Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Photos: LOU REED, Massey Hall 1976, The Edge- JOHN CALE BAND, March (19, 20, 21) 1979, NICO, 1979

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The VELVET UNDERGROUND has always been one of my favourite bands, whose influence on the punk scene which followed is undisputed. I never got to see them together, but separately they trickled into my sphere- beginning with LOU REED, which was one of my first concert shoots on Oct.25, '76 at the Massey Hall in Toronto.

Lou Reed stage

Lou Reed

Lou Reed

One of my Lou Reed photos appears on the February, 2008 cover of SXSWorld magazine!

MORE LOU REED photos from the Edge gig are on my Indyfoto site.

Later in 1979 The Edge in Toronto brought both JOHN CALE, in March, and NICO, who performed solo.

NICO
NICO

JOHN CALE’s band consisted of an amazing group of people who I remember as being exceptionally accommodating and friendly. It was unusual to include women in bands, which I appreciated- though the tambourines undercut the impact somewhat. But John Cale's construction hat... why? I never got it. All my stage photos of Cale look like he's digging on a building site rather than playing a gig.

I'm hoping to identify the members of Cale's band. The list I have from a '79 recording is:

Vocals, piano, guitar, fretless bass & viola: John Cale
Lead Guitar: Marc Aaron
Keyboards & vocals: Joe Bidewell
Percussion & vocals: Deerfrance
Bass & vocals: George Scott
Drums & vocals: Doug Bowne

Email or write below in comments if you can help! Thanks!

john cale band
john cale band
john cale band
Deerfrance is in the center!
john cale band
I think this may be Marc Aaron...

john cale band
JOHN CALE BAND drummer Doug Bowne
MORE JOHN CALE (colour) photos from the Edge gig are on my Indyfoto site.



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1 comment:

Ashley Pomeroy said...

So that's what Deerfrance looked like. Cor.

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Linda Dawn Hammond,MFA, AKA Dawn One, is a photographer and journalist. As a teenager in 1976, she began covering music events for various magazines. During the late 70s she became involved in punk, documenting an insider's perspective of the music, political and social scenes in Montreal, Toronto, NYC, the UK and Europe, included in this blog as photographs and commentary. Linda Dawn Hammond continues to work as a photojournalist, specializing in music, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries been and published widely.