I am running this series on Facebook
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A friend asked me to do the Facebook 7 DAY SONG CHALLENGE. I don't usually go into these sort of things, so I thought
that each song would be by an artist that I have photographed and there must be a YouTube version of a song I like

Each post is one of my pictures of a musician(s) with a YouTube video linked in the title.

   
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CLICK SONG TITLES FOR YouTube LINKS
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DAY 61 / 11.1.16
BAP KENNEDY
 UNFORGIVEN
From Domestic Blues - co-produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy [aka The Twangtrust]
Currently I am working on the LP artwork/ design for a re-release of Bap's Domestic Blues album, scheduled for January.


This is a contact sheet scan as the English record company have lost the negatives.
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DAY 60 / 9.1.16
STEVE EARLE
 GUITAR TOWN
STEVE EARLE posing with my Maccaferri during the GUITAR TOWN photo sessions, 1985.
GUITAR TOWN was released on MCA in 1986, a 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION is currently in production with more of my pictures.

It is a classic Nashville album and the record that brought Steve Earle to the foreground.
30 years later he is still making good music and pushing his artistic boundaries.

This is a new scan of a print I made in '86.
I bought this Maccaferri at Gruhn Guitars on Broadway a few yards from where we shot the album cover and my studio at 209
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DAY 59 / 8.28.16
ALABAMA
 
WASN'T THROUGH LOVIN' YOU YET
From their latest album, Southern Drawl
I shot the cover. They are the most successful country band and there is a good reason why
!
They are the real deal.
YouTube link


Thank you to William Lee Golden for the introduction and to Teddy Gentry and his comrades for believing.
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DAY 58 / 8.18.16
RICHARD + LINDA THOMPSON
 
A HEART NEEDS A HOME
Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC TV, Pres' B - Lime Grove, London - March 7th 1975
This photograph was used as the centre spread of a 2011 album released by Universal, UK - RICHARD THOMPSON - LIVE AT THE BBC.
I was never credited, due to an agency sale.
Universal just sent me the album. I have worked with them for many years on many albums, great peple.
This song is on the album.
The video is from the Whistle Test broadcast


I was the unsung Whistle Test photographer for about 104 shows.
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DAY 57 / 5.25.16
STEPPENWOLF
 BORN TO BE WILD
Soho Square, London - October 1969
We used to to play this song when I was in a weekend rock band pounding my Ludwig kit,
that previously belonged to Brian Bennett of The Shadows.
Forty six years later I remember this session and using my Nikkormat with 28mm lens.
The camera body I bought with £100 my Grandfather left me and the lens was a lay-a-way gift/purchase from Keith Johnson, an amazing man
who helped me and many other photographers. Keith gave me this lens by buying it himself from the camera shop (Paul Frasers) where he worked in Oxford Street. "Would this lens make you money?" Keith asked. I paid him back over time and Keith left and opened his own camera store
‘Keith Johnson Photographic’ and became the biggest and best shop in London. He sold it for millions, I think.
Without such benefactors we freelancers may never get started.

The video is from the Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972
A few months before I started as unofficial resident photographer (1973).

 


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DAY 56 - 5.5.16
JIMMY BUFFETT
 CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE
Dog Beach, Key West, Florida, 1987

I flew down to Miami on a “red-eye”, rented a car, drove to Key West (3.5 hours), found a motel, having barely enough time to sleep before the early morning session at Jimmy Buffett’s home for Andy Warhol’s, Interview Magazine.
I was so tired that my mind was moving slower than my body until Jimmy rolled us a joint. Now I remembered the picture I came to make!

Jimmy responded by going back in the house finding these parrot glasses, “Andy’s going to love these” he laughed, ordered a cheeseburger and we set up this picture.
Cheeseburger In Paradise, was the first song I heard by Jimmy Buffett in 1978 working at Anchor Records in London,

so when I got this assignment from Interview Magazine I had the picture in my mind; Jimmy and I came up with this.

 


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DAY 55 - 4.25.16
THE FIFTH DIMENSION
 AQUARIUS/ LET THE SUN SHINE IN

The group are jumping for joy (Joie De Vivre) outside the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1969,
celebrating their new pop hit. They were lovely to work with. Positive fun energy.

This was also outside my grandmother's flat, Albert Court.


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DAY 54 - 4.4.16
SLADE
 CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE
was released, February 23rd 1973
DAVE HILL of SLADE is 70 TODAY!
I loved this band. I worked with Slade several times. Great people and the music rocked!
I shot this picture backstage at The NME Poll Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley - March 25th 1973


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DAY 53
JUNE CARTER CASH  GATSBY'S RESTAURANT
from her >PRESS ON (1999) album.
I documented the Press On recording sessions at Cash Cabin Studio with photography and video - November 1998
This is June with John Carter Cash who produced the album. I shot the album cover in Jamaica (January '99)


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DAY 52
DONOVAN  SUNSHINE SUPERMAN
Donovan recorded the Sunshine Superman album in 1965, he was 19.
He is considered a pioneer of the Psychedelic Revolution, who may have influenced his friends the Beatles, Sgt Pepper’s album,
recorded a year later.
Donovan is about to celebrate 50 years in the business when he turns 70 on May 10th.
My brother David (DMP) is promoting a celebration show at the London Palladium on May 6th.

I made this picture in the “Green Room” at BBC TV, Lime Grove, London - June 1968.
Donovan was appearing on “Dee Time”, a weekly chat/ music show that I photographed for a couple of years.


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DAY 51
JOHNNY CASH  ONE
Born on this day, February 26th 1932
This picture was made in Branson, Missouri, 1992


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DAY 50
February 25 / Today would have been his 73rd birthday

GEORGE HARRISON  ISN'T IT A PITY
This picture was two years before the recording: May 23rd 1968 - King's Road, Chelsea, London.


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DAY 49
February 14 / Valentines Day

JOHNNY + JUNE  JACKSON
The video is a 1967 Ralph Emery TV show performance to a backing track.

This picture is from June's PRESS ON sessions, November 1998 at Cash Cabin Studio, Hendersonville, Tennessee.


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DAY 48
February 12

THE DRIFTERS  HONEY LOVE
Featuring Clyde McPhatter (co-writer). /
Atlantic Records 78 RPM - 1954
My record and Victrola.


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DAY 47
February 11

TIM HARDIN  REASON TO BELIEVE

I met TIM HARDIN at a press Conference at the Inn On The Park hotel in London’s Park Lane, July 1968.
I wasn’t comfortable photographing him in the same forced situation being set up by the other press photographers,
so I arranged to meet him later in his room with Graham Bond who took me up to Tim Hardin’s room.

He sat by the window and sang me a couple of songs. I think he sang Reason To Believe (recorded later by Rod Stewart in 1971).
He looks sad and forlorn in this picture. His deterioration at this point is painfully clear. Both he and Bond were to die from substance abuse.
Tim Hardin also wrote, "If I Were a Carpenter" and "Lady Came from Baltimore”.

This was one of my first freelance jobs as Dezo Hoffmann had just unemployed me after six months, having lost his Record Mirror contract. I was 17.
My meagre £7 per week was cut and I had to earn enough to pay my train fare into London to work from Dezo's studio and pay my self employment stamp.
He had no money and I often had no lunch, but I always got the picture!

Nikkormat + 105mm / Tri-X film - Print and scan by me. I still use the 105mm 2.5 lens.


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DAY 46
February 5

VAN MORRISON  AIN'T NOTHING YOU CAN DO
"When you got a heartache / There ain't nothin' you can do"

This is a picture from Knebworth (England) July 20th 1974
The video performance is from the LP, Ain't Nothing You Can Do (1974) a classic live album, released 2016.


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DAY 45
February 3

ACE  HOW LONG?
ACE (with Paul Carrack) posing in my first London studio, 73 Newman Street - January 1977
I think this was a promotional session for their album, "No Strings" released on Anchor Records, 1977.
I worked with Anchor regularly photographing new and touring bands.
ACE had the hit HOW LONG? (written by Paul Carrack) in 1974 on their, "Five-A-Side" album.
It is still a track I play from the original vinyl .
This TV performance video is the same month as my picture.


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DAY 44
January 28

TOM PAXTON LAST THING ON MY MIND
One of the classic love songs, the video was recorded at the BBC, 1966
I first photographed Tom Paxton at the BBC in 1973.
This picture is backstage last night at The Station Inn when Tom guested with Jim Rooney's Irregulars.


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DAY 43
January 25

RY COODER GOIN' TO BROWNSVILLE
Old Grey Whistle Test - March 20 1973
The song is by Sleepy John Estes. I think Ry was playing a Gibson F4 Mandolin.
This picture was in rehearsal as he took his jacket off for the recording a few minutes later.
The video is great.

I was the unofficial OGWT photographer (I just turned up for over 100 shows)


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DAY 42.2
January 15

[January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010]
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART UPON THE MY-O-MY
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart.
During my time as the Old Grey Whistle Test unofficial photographer (I just turned up for over 100 shows)

I got to meet an array of musicians and so began a friendship with (Whispering) Bob Harris that has endured three decades.


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DAY 42.1
January 15

HARRY NILSSON WITHOUT YOU
I met Nilsson at a hotel in Curzon Street, London in 1971.
We had an instant comradeship and had fun taking some pictures.
I love this song.

Harry died on this day, January 15th 1994


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DAY 41
January 14

DON WILLIAMS  SOME BROKEN HEARTS NEVER MEND
This is a picture from a photo session in 1996. I have worked with Don on several projects since 1976.
An American original and country gentleman.


Coffee black, cigarettes,
start this day, like all the rest,
First thing every morning that I do,
Is start missing you

Some broken hearts never mend,
Some memories never end,
Some tears will never dry,
My love for you will never die

Rendezvous in the night,
A willing woman to hold me tight,
But in the middle of love's embrace,
I see your face

Some broken hearts never mend,
Some memories never end,
Some tears will never dry,
My love for you will never die
[By Wayland Holyfield]
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DAY 40
January 9

THE CURE  LOVE SONG
Graffiti - Newnham, Gloucestershire, England - August 25th 2015


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DAY 39
January 8

DAVID BOWIE
LET'S DANCE
Bowie is 69 today.
I took this picture in London 1973.


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DAY 38
January 7

STEVE EARLE
GOODBYE
This is the song I played the most off the, Train A Comin' album.
Steve played this song tonight on stage and it still makes me emotional, so I took this picture.


“I remember holdin’ on to you
All them long and lonely nights I put you through
Somewhere in there I'm sure I made you cry
But I can't remember if we said
Goodbye …”

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DAY 37
DECEMBER 31

ARETHA FRANKLIN
NATURAL WOMAN
The video is making the rounds and is outstanding.

The most beautiful woman I ever met is a NATURAL WOMAN.
Carole King’s song, NATURAL WOMAN was honoured by the amazing ARETHA FRANKLIN at the Kennedy Center Honors, Dec 29th.
This is a picture of Aretha Franklin with Johnny Cash and Quincy Jones in 1991.
I have others, but this low resolution version was accessible.
Sometimes life will bring you to your knees or make you stand and cheer.


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DAY 36
DECEMBER 30

BO DIDDLEY
HEY BO DIDDLEY
(Classic video from 1965)

BO DIDDLEY was born this day, December 30th 1928
I photographed him a couple of times. Here's a photo-silkscreen from a performance at Nashville's Exit/In in 1987

Bo Diddley died June 2, 2008


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DAY 35
DECEMBER 27

ARTHUR CONLEY 
SWEET SOUL MUSIC
(Video from the Sam and Dave Show)

In January 1972 I was an assistant on a Dezo Hoffmann studio session with Arthur Conley. He invited me to his show that night at the Revolution Club.
Arthur was a mild mannered, quietly spoken man, we sat at a table had some drinks then he graciously excused himself and came back as
ARTHUR CONLEY dressed in this jump-suit, ripping into Land Of a 1000 Dances and a string of soul classics such as his SWEET SOUL MUSIC (co-written with Otis Redding) .
I photographed the show. One of my pictures got used on a shabbily packaged re-issue album in 2006.
Arthur Conley was an American original often copied by tribute bands.


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DAY 34
DECEMBER 26

JOHNNY CASH  
JAMAICA FAREWELL

I took this picture of Johnny at his Jamaican home: Cinnamon Hill, Rose Hall - January 1999.
He sang me a verse of Jamaica Farewell one morning at the breakfast table.

This is a funky fun video from the 80's (not mine).


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DAY 33
DECEMBER 24

JOHNNY CASH  
I STILL MISS SOMEONE

John and I would speak of love, relationships and more as we strolled in Jamaica.
This picture - John and June, Montego Bay - January 1999
We were friends for over two decades.


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DAY 32
DECEMBER 23

RICHARD + LINDA THOMPSON 
A HEART NEEDS A HOME

A beautiful song performed on the Old Grey Whistle Test (OGWT) March 1975.
I was the unofficial resident photographer for over 100 shows.


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DAY 31
DECEMBER 22

JOE COCKER 
I’M SO GLAD I’M STANDING HERE TODAY
JOE COCKER died one year ago on December 22nd 2014, aged 70.
Joe Cocker was a guest vocalist on The Crusaders Nashville album, STANDING TALL (MCA, 1990). I was the album photographer.
They recorded at RCA Studio A and we shot the album cover at the Close Quarters hotel.
Joe was a lovely man, it had been many years since I had photographed him in England.


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DAY 30
DECEMBER 21

RORY GALLAGHER
MESSIN' WITH THE KID
Live at the Marquee Club, London - 1972
(Written by Mel London, originally recorded by Junior Wells in 1960 as, "Messing With The Kid")
My picture is Rory playing "Messin' With The Kid", Feb 1973 at the Sundown, Edmonton, London.
He had invited me to shoot from the stage.


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DAY 29
DECEMBER 20

RORY GALLAGHER
HANDS OFF

This is a performance on BBC TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test,
where I was the self appointed unofficial photographer for over 100 shows.
I met Rory in the control room at this session. He invited me to his gig later that week in London.
This picture is from the stage during the show
at the Sundown, Edmonton.
Here's another video from the OGWT session with Rory playing some great guitar: WALK ON HOT COALS


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DAY 28
DECEMBER 14

BONNIE RAITT
LOVE ME LIKE A MAN

Old Grey Whistle Test (OGWT) - BBC, Shepherds Bush Theatre, London - 1976
I have posted the entire show as the individual songs are low quality. The first song is LOVE ME LIKE A MAN.

I'M BLOWING AWAY (Eric Katz)is another classic (some prefer this versions to Linda Ronstadt's)
I was a big Bonnie Raitt fan ever since the HOME PLATE LP ('75) intoduced to me by my late friend Tony Walker.

Bob Harris introduces this OGWT theatre production.
ENJOY

 


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DAY 27
DECEMBER 13

LINDA RONSTADT
WILLIN'

I was the Old Grey Whistle Test (OGWT) unofficial photographer for over 100 shows.
There some amazing artists in this ground breaking innovated BBC show. Bob Harris was the presenter and was the emcee for this wonderful show at the New Victoria Theatre, London - November 1st 1976.
Most of the show Linda Ronstadt seemed to be staring at me in front of her. I was a very shy 25 year old.

 


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DAY 26
DECEMBER 12

Remembering RAVI SHANKAR who died December 12 2012
RAVI SHANKAR
RAAG KHAMAJ

This picture is Ravi Shankar at the Savoy Hotel, London - August 1974
Later that year (Sept) George Harrison asked me to photograph a Ravi Shankar concert for him at the Albert Hall.
This is a lovely performance of Raag Khamaj (1997) with his daughter Anoushka. I met her in Nashville and gave her a signed print of this picture of her father.
Ravi Shankar's music is fabulous bridging several decades.
One of my favourite live albums is: Ravi Shankar at the Monterey International Pop Festival

 


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DAY 25
DECEMBER 9

NINA SIM
ONE SUZANNE

Just watched this soulful documentary on Netflix, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”.
Thank you to my friend Brad Jones for the recommendation and to Ashley E. for turning me on to this performance of Leonard Cohen’s
song, SUZANNE. It was recorded a few months after I met NINA SIMONE in London at a press reception and took this picture.
The reception and a picture is depicted in the film as was her performance at the 1976 Montreux festival, I was there.

Depression is serious, it can destroy the most beautiful and talented soulful people.
To know is to love.

 


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DAY 24
DECEMBER 8

JOHN LENNON STAND BY ME

JOHN LENNON was gunned down thirty five years ago at 10:50 pm, December 8th 1980
So this is nearly Christmas and what have we learned? The bloody gun is still killing in America. 1,000,000+ U.S. gun deaths since 12.8.80.
It’s hard to imagine what wonders John would have brought to our universe in these past thirty five years.
Each and every person who dies from a gun in America is a tragedy.
John Lennon wrote many amazing songs, today I play his version of Ben E. King’s STAND BY ME (whom I met in New York, 1989).

John also gave a special performance of this song on the Old Grey Whistle Test (1975).

 


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DAY 23
DECEMBER 7

WANDA JACKSON HARD HEADED WOMAN

Three years ago I photographed WANDA JACKSON before her show at Nashville’s, 3rd and Lindsley.
She played her classic hits and new songs, TORE DOWN and AM I EVEN A MEMORY? (by Greg Garing)
Both those videos are a bit cheesy, although I like the songs and her performance. So here is the 1958 classic HARD HEADED WOMAN

I first met and photographed Wanda Jackson in England with Tex Ritter on the Country Caravan Tour - April 1970


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DAY 22
DECEMBER 6

AL GREEN LOVE AND HAPPINESS

This is a funky Soul Train performance of the classic song. I listened to this often as a teenager grooving to the sounds.
Years later Al Green came to my house for a photography session for his gospel album. I used to play music at my sessions that were always a happening, many of which I would video tape.
I had ‘Al Green’s Greatest Hits’ playing on the stereo. “I don’t listen to him” said the Reverend Green.
So I put on Talking Heads, “Take Me To The River” saying how much I liked David Byrne. “I wrote that, put that tape back, this cat’s real good”. Now I had Al Green dancing and performing for my camera.
When LOVE AND HAPPINESS came on I asked him if the into was him stamping on the floor, he said “A case of Coke”.

I have worked with Al Green several times, seen him in concert at the Apollo in Harlem and several times in Nashville and visited his church in Memphis.


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DAY 21
DECEMBER 5

LEONARD COHEN AIN'T NO CURE FOR LOVE (Live In London)
I drove up to Toronto to the 1993 Juno Awards, went backstage and met one of my very favourite artists.
We spoke for a few minutes, he introduced his partner, Sharon and I made this picture.
I have been listening to Cohen for decades. There is no defining song. Tonight I choose to play this.
I was in the front row for the Nashville concert. It was one of the best shows I have ever attended.


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DAY 20
DECEMBER 4

SMALL FACES ALL OR NOTHING (1966)
IAN MCLAGAN (keyboard) died December 3rd 2014
One of my first magazine sessions was the SMALL FACES
on the roof of Immediate Records, New Oxford Street, London - 1968 (I was 17)


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DAY 19
DECEMBER 3

JOHN LENNON WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT
Remembering BOBBY KEYS 12.18.43 - 12.2.14
Featuring BOBBY KEYS on sax / Jim Keltner - drums / Klaus Voorman - bass ++
This is a picture of BOBBY playing this song with his band, The Suffering Bastards
at a club in Bowling Green, Kentucky - Feb 25 2012

I shot most of the band pictures, made a promotional video and was always a fan.
He would always speak fondly of John and tell wonderful stories of their adventures.
Bobby was a lovely man, damned good musician, a Rolling Stone and a bad-ass!


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DAY 18
DECEMBER 2

JOHN LENNON WORKING CLASS HERO
There are many fabulous John songs. I like this one.
About this picture: John and I were sharing a joke, he asked me to photograph him.
He was on his first public date with Yoko, but I did not try to photograph them together.


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DAY 17
DECEMBER 1

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN RIVIERA PARADISE
One of my favourite tracks off the IN STEPalbum.
Working with Stevie was a joy. I play his music often and have fond lifelong memories of the man I met for a sweet moment in time.
SRV - "PRIDE and JOY" - CYBER PRINT SALE @ $150 (reduced)
Kodak printed twenty 11x14 “Lambdas” for the Rock X-Posed 2003 exhibit.
The exhibit closed and never toured, only 20 of 500 were printed.
Each digital print has a Kodak embossed imprint and is signed by me.
Prints are numbered 2 -17/500


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DAY 16
NOVEMBER 30

Remembering TOMAS YOUNG who would have been 36 Today!

EDDIE VEDDER NO MORE
was written for the BODY OF WAR documentary about Iraq War victim, Tomas.
The video was directed by Ellen Spiro, who co-produced BODY OF WAR with Phil Donahue

I photographed Tomas at his home with his brother Nathan, Peaches his dog and Claudia, his wife, on December 12th 2009.


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DAY 15
NOVEMBER 29

GEORGE HARRISON SOMETHING

I met George a few times, with the Beatles and then later in 1974 he asked me to photograph a Ravi Shankar concert at the Albert Hall.
Beyond being a huge Beatle fan meeting George Harrison was always a wonderful experience.
A generous man of heart and spirit at the top of his game.

This photograph is from my second meeting with George, May 23rd 1968 at Club Dell'Aretusa, King's Road, London before the opening of Apple Tailoring (John and Yoko were there too).
Apple gave me a full set of George’s albums. The most treasured is ALL THINGS MUST PASS with the fabulous Barry Feinstein photograph that we all know so well.
This version of SOMETHING is from
‘The Concert for Bangladesh’ album.
The last time I photographed George was with Johnny Cash at the Dylan concert at Madison Square Garden.

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DAY 14
NOVEMBER 28

BOB DYLAN + JOHNNY CASH GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

One of my favourite songs by two great friends and legendary artists on Johnny's TV show.
This photograph is 23 years later (1992) backstage at Madison Square Garden in Bob's dressing room.
Some of my pictures from the Bob Dylan 30 Anniversary Concert including this one, are on the CD and DVD packages.
I shot two frames and then another with Carlene Carter and June. Bob Dylan doesn't like to be photographed, but we were amongst friends.


[Print by Keith Williamson]
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DAY 13
NOVEMBER 27

NINA SIMONE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

I took this picture at a press reception in London, 1968, hosted by Paul McCartney (promoting the new album he produced on Grapefruit).
Nina Simone was always soulful. I got to witness her great performance of "Feelings" at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival when Claude Nobs (festival founder/ "Funky Claude" as per Smoke On The Water) led me and my girlfriend above the stage to witness this amazing performance,
that miraculously appeared on YouTube, but now has USA restrictions.
Non US can see this: FEELINGS (Montreux 1976)


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DAY 12
NOVEMBER 26

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND

Classic American rock. I took this picture at a press reception in London, 1973, promoting the new album produced by Todd Rundgren.
The video is a live great performance ('74).

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DAY 11
NOVEMBER 25

IGGY POP LUST FOR LIFE (live)

In 1977 I was tour photographerfor some of
Iggy Pop's LUST FOR LIFE dates.
It was a rollercoaster rock and roll ride that got me a concussion in Holland (Iggy’s mic stand hit me. I was bleeding at an Iggy gig)

to tour dates in England.
The band rocked every night. Hunt and Tony Sales were amazing. I loved, The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, “The Passenger” and LUST FOR LIFE. This amateur video is from a concert in Manchester. I was there.

Back at the hotel after the show I am sitting next to Jimmy (Iggy) who is dressed in jeans and a blue blazer, we are having a few beers and Jimmy has a tape of the show playing, which was a bit loud for the commercial traveler straights next to us.
“Ask your mate to turn that down” says the barman to me as I get in a round of drinks. I pass the message to Jimmy, who turns to the suits next to us, “I’m a performer, this is my show”.

I loved the time spent on these tour dates and Jimmy Osterberg was a trip!


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DAY 10
NOVEMBER 24

KEITH RICHARDS WICKED AS IT SEEMS

I've photographed Keith several times over the years,
he is an adorable badass rogue. There is no one like him. An English original.
I shot this picture backstage during the Voodoo Lounge tour in Memphis. We had about 3 three minutes before he was on stage with the Stones.
This song is one of my favourite of his solo recordings. Turn it UP.


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DAY 9
NOVEMBER 23

FREDDY FENDER BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS

This is Job number AM3 photographed in my first shared London studio on December 6th 1976
I loved this man for his music and for the emotion and happiness of his conversation.
The last time we spoke here in Nashville it was if I had just heard him sing this song
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DAY 8
NOVEMBER 22

DENNY LAINE / THE MOODY BLUES GO NOW

Having just met Denny Laine last night, I am bringing this song forward to my list as I now have a picture of mine to go with the music.
Denny Laine sang GO NOW at almost every Wings concert in the '70s. The "pop" definitive version, which he recorded with the Moody Blues in 1965 is best known, although the original was previously released by Bessie Banks (co-written by her husband, Larry Banks).


BESSIE BANKS / GO NOW - Tiger Records,1964


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DAY 7
NOVEMBER 21

LUCINDA WILLIAMS ARE YOU DOWN
The video/track features my album cover for Essence. This picture was part of the album promotion.
I took all the pictures and designed the package.
The great Jim Keltner played drums, Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan) is on bass and killing it on this track, Reese Wynans on Hammond B3 (whom I first met with Stevie Ray Vaughan).
Lucinda Williams is a unique performer and writer, an artist in her own right and one of my dearest friends.


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DAY 6
NOVEMBER 20

TRAFFIC LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS
My favourite and most played Traffic tunes.
The live video was recorded in 1972 with Muscle Shoals, Roger Hawkins on drums and David Hood on bass. Jim Capaldi plays percussion. It rocks!

THiS PICTURE is TRAFFIC playing HOLE IN MY SHOE - BBC TV, 1967

One of my first professional photographs taken on Saturday, December 16th at 'Dee Time' - BBC TV, a live weeky broadcast at 6.00 pm.
I had started work two weeks before (December 3rd) at Dezo Hoffmann's studio, I was 16. Dezo had the gig of covering
Simon Dee's, "Dee Time", a talk show with musical guests, which was the British counterpart to The Johnny Carson Show (USA).
We used Kodak Tri-X black and white film, rated at 800 a.s.a / Colour film was EHB (High Speed Eltachrome) rated at 1000 a.s.a.

BTW - I like Jim Capaldi's "Aynsley Dunbar" drum head. (Another great drummer of the era.)
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DAY 5.5
NOVEMBER 19

THE KINKS YOU REALLY GOT ME

This 1965 video is classic with Dave's guitar rocking.
I photographed the Kinks a few times. This picture was during a press reception in London, July 1970. "Lola" was released one month before.


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DAY 5
NOVEMBER 19

SCOTT WALKER IF YOU GO AWAY
(Jacques Brel's, "Ne Me Quitte Pas")

Loved the Walker Brothers. Scott Walker was always a lovely man with an exquisite voice


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DAY 4
NOVEMBER 18

ROLLING STONES CAN’T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING
(Mick Taylor - Maddox Street, London - June 1969)

I photographed MICK TAYLOR the week he joined the Rolling Stones, at their London office.
The renowned Hyde Park Concert followed (July 5th), I was there for the press photo call (June 13th) too.
Two years later they made ‘Sticky Fingers’. CAN’T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING is prime Stones with Mick Taylor's great solo at the end jamming with Bobby Keys and Keith.

I was 18 when I took this picture, on an assignment for the Record Mirror. It was about the time I began my freelance career as Dezo (Hoffmann) had terminated my employment, but I continued working from his studio hoping to pick up commissions, after he lost his Record Mirror contract and could no longer pay me.
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DAY 3
NOVEMBER 17

WAYLON JENNINGS DREAMING MY DREAMS WITH YOU
(witten by Allen Reynolds)

I heard this song last night sung by Alison Krauss with Sam Bush. It was one of Waylon's favourites.
I took this photograph in 1977 on one of my first trips to Nashville.

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DAY 2
NOVEMBER 16

PERCY SLEDGE WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
(This video is the 1966 recording)

I was standing next to Percy Sledge as he rehearsed this song in Muscle Shoals. I got chills.
I first heard this song on my grandfather's car radio while he was getting petrol. I was spell bound!

Thank you to William Lee Golden for the opportunity and introduction.
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DAY 1
NOVEMBER 15 2015

CHRIS REA FOOL IF YOU THINK IT'S OVER
Yesterday morning I heard this song in a shop. It got me thinking again.
A friend asked me to do the Facebook 7 DAY SONG CHALLENGE. I don't usually go into these sort of things, but then I thought maybe I can do it with a twist, that each song would be by an artist that I have photographed and there must be a YouTube version of a song I like

In 2004 I was invited to a private show in London, Chris Rea was previewing an album.
This video is a live perfmance from a different show.


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