Jim’s post yesterday. It had me thinking – yes, a photo of Charlie on violin is pretty rare. Certainly not many exist from the period but during 5×5 Live and the later “Hits+” tour, he played the violin again.
So for me, the even RARER photo of Charlie with a musical instrument is him on saxophone. (He’s even in a white shirt too, Jim!)
Virginia only has two of these photos. And she had only two of them as original vintage prints (ones she developed from the negative in the dark room at the time). I have this one. I sent Jim the other. No idea if he got it. I hope he did.
Anyway, just thought I’d share a “rare as hen’s teeth” photo of Charlie.
Me just looking backwards “at thirty frames a second” as I always do.
A few other fans in the groups I am on mentioned this set of photos being sold on eBay. A photographer named Pete Still is selling a set of 30 photos that he took during a gig at the Lyceum Theatre in London on December 8th, 1982.
I’m not sure what kind of kit he had at the time, but I’m guessing it isn’t anything too pro. The photos aren’t from the press pit but way back and up in the rafters.
Given that and they have been printed on 6 x 4 inch Fujifilm quality paper, they look pretty fab and are very reasonably priced (you can also buy individual larger copies).
I’ve laid out a montage of the photos here just so you get a sense of scale and quality. For just over £10 including postage (UK), I am very happy with these prints.
You can order your own by clicking on the link HERE