Considering the content on this blog is somewhat lacking, with a few circumstances accounting for that … I would like to try and keep SOME kind of activity going here!
So I have decided to rekindle the old Kerrsday Thursday by sharing some of the phots I have enjoyed seeing from this year’s tour so far. (Not all photos will necessarily feature Jim.)
First up, these two fab ones taken by Michael Barsby at Tilloloy, France on 26 June. There’s something youthful in Jim’s expression in the first photo, and I love the way “the boys” have been captured – lined up in a neat row – in the second photo.
OMG! THIS IS SSOOO AWESOME TO SEE THE WHOLE EPISODE OF THE TUBE – OF THEM ON IT IN 1982. Oh, how I can dream to be sitting in front of the telly that night just…in awe of Jim. Needing a bucket in front of me to collect the drool! Dear God! What a gem!
Thank you to whoever uploaded this to YouTube. Happy, happy, Prip!
Lots of Glasgow based things about the music scene on it too. And Billy Sloan is on it as well!
The first three are all promo photos taken of Jim inside the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.
The black and white photo has a newspaper headline attached to it on the back that translates in English as saying, “Jim Kerr in Simple Minds visited Stockholm Stadium on Saturday, where the band will play on June 9.”
The three photos have dates stamped on them. The two colour ones are dated April 1st, 1989, (a date of March 31st has been crossed out on one of them). The B&W one is dated March 31st, 1989. Checking what day of the week it was then, it tells me Saturday was April 1st.
It would seem from this that Jim made the trip esp. to get the promo shots done at the stadium. I was sceptical, but it is definitely the stadium in Stockholm that he’s been photographed inside.
Finally, the smaller photo (actual size is 7×5 inches) of an even younger Jim was taken backstage at Kant Kino on March 3rd, 1980.
Timely photos, all of them. (He looks a right poser in the one the Swedish newspaper chose to print to promote the concert. Lol)