Rare Kerr Photos Are Like Buses

Yesterday four arrived and then today, another four! The first one is another from the photoshoot at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, and the next is one from the day before the gig, taken on June 8th, 1989. So I kind of now have a complete set of photos of the Street Fighting Years gig for Stockholm.

The next is by a photographer called Ronald Siemoneit. There’s no date on the back, but I would guess by Jim’s hair and what he’s wearing, esp. the belt he has on, that it was taken in 1983. The photographer was based in Berlin, so I would also assume it to have been taken at a German gig, most likely in Berlin. They played Berlin on March 24th, 1983 and Jim is wearing that same white t-shirt with the rolled-up sleeves and that big belt.

Lastly, another Michael Hohmann one from the same gig as the previous two of his that I got. Again, no date or venue but I would say they are from 1980. And most likely either of the support slots they had for Peter Gabriel in Berlin – one on September 4th at the Deutschelandhalle, the other on September 19th at Stadion. Looks more likely to be the former as it’s a smaller venue and indoors.

There’s a possibility it could be Kant Kino but Jim looks more like how he appeared in the latter part of 1980 in the photos. The photos (in the Michael Hohmann set) are definitely no later than 1980 anyway.

Beyond the immediate enjoyment of ogling Jim, I love the history that’s attached to them. I absolutely treasure these things. I love this aspect of collecting memorabilia.

I also did get a copy of Next Big Thing, which I will discuss in a separate and relevant post.

And These!

Had never seen these, either. I like certain aspects of his look during the Good News From Next World period.

Embed from Getty Images

Possibly 1000?

You know when I do these “shrine art” pieces, I sometimes add a random number to the post because I really have no idea how many of these I’ve done.

Come September, I’d have been making these (not to this level of quality, mind!) for five years. And given for quite a bit of those five years, I have been creating new pieces daily – then it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that we are fast approaching, or may have indeed SURPASSED, 1000 of these art pieces.

Anyway, here is the latest one.

Rather Reptilian

Today at St albans market I spied this! (See pic below) And well…how could I resist getting it? Actually, there were TWO of them, and I dithered over which one to get (the other had more colourful facets to it – but I was worried it might clash with some clothing)

Of course, it instantly made me think of something…

Official Promo Photo

Not sure who the photographer is. Went to check my copy of Classic Pop (Dec/Jan 17 issue) as it seemed the work of the same photographer whose main image was used in that as well…but they get no credit. They should get a name check, whoever they are.

This photo is lovely. I had to share.