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Me In '73

By lifesnapper  
Hi all, and welcome to my little trip back in time.
Yes, this is me at the start of '73. It's taken from a publicity shot of the four members of our band.
On New Years Eve '72, we had given up everything, and left our day jobs behind, in a bid for fame and fortune. This is a very brief overview of the year that followed, I hope you have time to read and hopefuly, enjoy.
It was Jan' '73, we had new management and agentcy in London. On our first visit to the office, we found that Phill Collins Gen' had the office bellow, and the old stager, Dorothy Squires, was moving into the office across the hall. She brought bottles of bubbly in for us, which we drank with her out of tea mugs. We where to start our year playing support band to Garry Glitter, on a tour of Scotland, and the dream had begun!
Shortly after, we played support to 'Sweet' when they had 'Blockbuster' at No.1. We released a record called 'Someone Like You Babe', which officialy sold one copy Smile By this time, I had forgiven our Lead vocalist/guitarist Dave, for stealing one of my girl friends ( I only had 3 at the time) and later marrying her. But our Bass player, Tim, kind of squared things up by making love to her the night before the Wedding. How Rock & Roll is THAT !!!
More to come with pictures 2 3 & 4

John Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Music Band Portraits and people 1973 Glam rock

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A_Harrison 17 261 Canada
30 Dec 2007 7:49AM
I think your looking much more distinguished now.

Looking forward to part two.

Allan
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 7:53AM
love that "look" John you remind me of someone?? great story matey, them were the days SmileSmileSmile
chris
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2518 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 8:07AM
Very, very early '70s. Someone did a good job for you here, this has worn better than a lot of the publicity material of the time! But it seems like another world now, doesn't it. Great story, looking forward to more.
Moira
30 Dec 2007 8:20AM
Before I opened this image, the thumbnail shouted '70's rock band'. It reminds me of the kind of image that Pink Floyd used around that time, i.e. the inside cover of Meddle.
Great story
Nick
30 Dec 2007 8:33AM
Hahahaha Jonh this serie is really fantastic! The #3 photo made me smile a lot, you seemed so beautiful Grin

Noe
User_Removed 15 485 13 England
30 Dec 2007 9:25AM
lol John love the shot but REALLY love that write up lol cracking

Regards
Dave
Cristian 17 950 1
30 Dec 2007 9:59AM
Great photo and great write up. I look forward to what comes next.

Cristian
SurreyHillsMan 14 27 2 England
30 Dec 2007 10:59AM
Excellent.. thanks for sharing
Dave87 15 42 5 England
30 Dec 2007 11:11AM
Enjoyed the warts and all approach to the write ups that accompanied the pictures, sure all of us who were in your age group at the time can relate to the pictures and stories. Bet if asked John, next time around would you do the same again - the answer would be yes!! Must have had a terrific time and what an experience. Smashing and refreshingly different.

Dave.
maljohns 18 431 Wales
30 Dec 2007 11:15AM
Fantastic - love it! looking forward to the next instalment!

Mal.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 11:59AM
That was the life, eh? This is a cracking series already, John, and it has only just begun.......
I go for the serious look of #1 and the humour of the write-up.
Regards
Bill
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
30 Dec 2007 1:26PM
oh this is a fantastic story, love the hair, (my two older brothers had hairstyles like that)

Like the candid narrative attached to these images, really heartwarming and so 'rock and roll' Smile

simply superb

Dianna
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
30 Dec 2007 1:50PM
Excellent series of shots and great story.
Ty
Possum 15 148 England
30 Dec 2007 4:21PM
OMG, this series took me back to my era of music. I was nuts about Pete Phipps, one of Gary Glitter's drummers, and I loved the whole Glam Rock thing. And as for you, you handsome devil... Wink
Allie
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 5:13PM
Sounds like you had a good time in the seventies John Wink

Nigel
colin 17 697 5 Scotland
30 Dec 2007 7:31PM
Nice trip back down memory lane. What was your band called, John? #1 has a 70's written all over itWink
Colin
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
30 Dec 2007 8:07PM
An excellent description of your escapades John and some great pictures which bring your stories to life. You certainly are a handsome rogue, I can see now why you find it so easy to get the ladies to pose for you, it's the combination of your charm, wit and animal magnetism!
30 Dec 2007 11:29PM
This is a gorgeous portrait. No 1 for me
Andy
Sezz 17 619 15 England
30 Dec 2007 11:47PM
Very 'rock and roll' John! just look at that 'tache'!
Fabulous description - really made me smile, looking forward to some more Smile

Sarah *
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
31 Dec 2007 2:05AM
I'm in your age group and can pretty much relate to all of it - LOL. I did take time and read it all and am looking forward to future installments.
Is this a catchy thing - I've spent the past couple of days going through photos I took in the 70's!
Anne
Paree 17 616 3
31 Dec 2007 9:32AM
wonderful you were gorgeous
I worked in the record industry in these wonderful honey days
ahhhh
pareen
Nettles 15 England
9 Jan 2008 8:20PM
Excellent write up, such a laugh.
Good that you can remember so much.
Sex, drugs and rock n roll, those were the days.
Annette
10 Jan 2008 7:37PM
Superb rock star photos! This is one great series.
Mac
kitsch 16 439 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 9:41PM
aye up...how'd i miss these?!

brill set of shots Smile

jo
RosaB 15 61 2 Greece
13 Jan 2008 2:04PM
Brilliant set of prints!
This makes 30!
Rosalie
My Husband remembers seeing the Rolling Stones at Eel pie island in the Thames at Richmond before they became famous!
Did you ever make the big time?
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 7:38PM
Excellent shot - hairstyle is a little different now but the face is unmistakable
Tim
LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
15 Jan 2008 9:41AM
Wow! Look at you Smile Great photo.

Lisa

p.s. You might want to tag it with "pareen70" so it will go in the gallery with the rest of the 70's shots.

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