Photo Whøre – Memorabilia Collector

Final couple of acquisitions for now. I had been waiting to have the funds to get this final two as I couldn’t just grab them all at once. I thought at one point I lost out on getting the band photo but it was just the listing had ended and it took a while for the seller to relist it.

I’ve gotten all the ones I want for now. Unless something new crops up, I’m happy with all my recent finds.

Just one last thing with the band one – if you look at the inside of Charlie’s jaiket, down by his left hip, you’ll see he has one of these passes (pictured below) clipped to it. I’d love one of those. I love how it is pretty much a silhouette of Jim’s head. It’s all in the hair and ears. Lol

Image curtesy of simpleminds.org

There are no details with either of the photos but I am guessing with them being German photographers that these were both taken in Germany? The band photo from 1981 during the Sons And Fascination tour – that backstage tour pass was certainly for that tour (and used into 1982 as well) – and well, Kenny’s with them, so it would see to confirm a 1981 date for that photo. But looking at the gig dates on the Dream Giver site, Kenny never goes to Germany with them. Hmmm – confusing! The only European dates he seems to do is a couple of Spanish dates at the tail end of the tour to Canada/USA/Oz/NZ in 1981.

Answers on a postcard for that. A band photo like that one is pretty rare anyway. I’m glad I got hold of it in the end.

As for the one of Jim on his own, I speculated it being taken at a gig in Berlin in March, 1983. Again, just a theory as there are no details with the photo other than the photographer’s name on the back.

3 thoughts on “Photo Whøre – Memorabilia Collector

  1. Hi Larelle, I read the article on Dream Giver about this as well and it certainly states that Kenny just played in the first part of the S&F Tour.
    So I spoke to Kenny and according to him he did play the whole tour but can’t remember exactly were in Germany this photo was taken.

    Stuart Holland.

    • I was just watching one of the clips for Love Song, that one with that shimmering backdrop with Kenny and Mick sharing the riser in the background (Jim sometimes jumping on and off it) and realised looking at the info on the YT title that is was recorded for the music show Szene in Germany…so, yes, Kenny must have gone to Germany with them. Maybe the photographer snapped them as they left the TV studio that night or something?

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