Monday, January 19, 2015

Rock and Roll in the 80's Part 1

I'm still culling through old slides to scan, bringing back long-forgotten concerts to mind. For this group, we're moving into the 80's for a bit, although cameras were beginning to get banned at almost all shows. At the top is Jim Carroll at the Old Waldorf in December of 1980. A poet, ex-junkie, street hustler, and author of the acclaimed "Basketball Diaries" he embarked on a tour of clubs across the country. Next up in the much-beloved Kiwi band Split Enz, featuring my favorite songwriter Neil Finn of Crowded House, shown in the blue suit next to his brother Tim, in red, who founded the band. This photograph is from the Old Waldorf in November of 1980. Just another of the shows I had completely forgotten about. On October 23rd of 1982, the Who arrived at the Oakland Coliseum for Day on the Green #3, along with the Clash. Sitting in the bleachers behind the stage, I got this shot of Pete Townsend doing one of his trademark jumps. Finally, we have Peter Frampton at Winterland in November of 1982, about six years removed from his massive hit, "Frampton Comes Alive" also recorded at Winterland.

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