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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Photos: THE ONLY ONES Feb. (6 or 7) 1979, also BATTERED WIVES?

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THE ONLY ONES (UK) are best known for their song, "Another Girl, Another Planet". They formed in 1976 and broke up soon after in 1981. The band was led by singer/ songwriter Peter Perrett, with guitarist John Perry, drummer Mike Kellie (formerly of Spooky Tooth) and bassist Alan Mair.


THE ONLY ONES  Peter Perrett
THE ONLY ONES singer Peter Perrett at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Alan Mair
THE ONLY ONES bass guitarist Alan Mair at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Peter Perrett Alan Mair
THE ONLY ONES Peter Perrett and Alan Mair at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Alan Mair
THE ONLY ONES bass guitarist Alan Mair backstage at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Alan Mair
A fan borrows THE ONLY ONES Alan Mair's top hat. Reflected in her glasses- drummer Mike Kellie, I believe. If you recognize this girl (possibly a journalist), please ask her to contact me.

THE ONLY ONES  Alan Mair
THE ONLY ONES bass guitarist Alan Mair backstage at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Peter Perrett
THE ONLY ONES Peter Perrett backstage at The Edge

THE ONLY ONES  Peter Perrett

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Battered Wives?
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They were upstairs (backstage) at the Edge following The Only Ones concert in Feb. (6 or 7th), 1979. I'm guessing they're a band, possibly the opening act. One is wearing a BATTERED WIVES T-shirt. The band received so much negative publicity, they were eventually forced to change their name to The WIVES.




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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.