Noticing that it was printed the wrong way round on the horizontal -- Ian's coat was ripped on his left-hand side -- I flipped the image in Photoshop, plus some major work to get rid of creases ... which is the one you've posted. It's all in the detail ...
Thanks tullpress. So apart from being one year out and the wrong way round, the picture I posted was OK. Cheers!
And the accordion is still alive and kicking today.
I grew up in a tenement flat in Glasgow that consisted of two rooms, put your hankies away, the reason I mention it is that in that small cramped space there was a piano that took up loads of space in the bedroom (polished,with an empty vase on top) and a large accordion under the recess bed. Ours wasn't the only house in the close that had that either. I can't remember anyone actually playing the accordion, think it belonged to my deceased grandfather but it was viewed on a regular basis.
"Ladies of leisure, with their eyes on the back roads; All looking for strangers, to whom they extend welcomes With a smile and a glimpse of pink knees and elbows; Of satin and velvet --- good ladies, good fortune..........Ladies"
"They sing of their heroes: of solitary soldiers; Invested in good health and manner most charming. Whose favors are numbered (none the less well intended) By hours in a minute; by those ladies who bless them............Ladies"
The Topless Tull pix probably rooted in a nasty swipe at Zep type groupie exploitation/excess I'd guess....I mean...who the hell can he be if he never had V.D.? Thin line between humor/parody and vulgar...as I've learned the hard way...and the bitch is...the lines moves...years later when it's out of your control anyway.....I mean...you listen to old tapes of Kennedy and Johnson talking bout helping Nigras and Coloreds....and you remember how the line moves. I remember 'chicks' in college talking about needing 'more chicks' on the frisbee team or whatever....Tull chicks in 2013 better mean a side line in Poultry at the salmon farm not women listening to Tull !
I'll bet there is a ledge or something holding up John Evan above everyone's head. This may have been a pic that Ian was not pleased with. Clive looked okay with it. Bloody photographers and their tricks.
Patti you are insane. You are our gold piece. I am sticking this thing on this Facebook bit where one guesses who someone is from a picture from youth. I would not have guessed were it shown in a different venue. People may guess on Facebook because they know of my affliction, moreso than they ever would have guessed. I would not have guessed. I cannot say it has any resemblance I would otherwise connect. For instance looking at pics of the Beatles when they were 6 to 8 I have no trouble at all making the connection. Including the bit from a different thread as to when Ian goes away from the plan, best place to find that is in any interview session, but I believe particularly the ones he did for Rockline, at least 3. But I do recall him doing an interview, (well I am reminded of it maybe every 5 years when I play it) of an interview he did with the BBC guy Brian Mathews in 82 for Broadsword when Ian goes off on some description as a result of Mathews asking why interviewers only want to talk to Ian, part of the description being, "Well, if they would put on the false beard and do what I do". A friend and I used to really dig that false beard bit, truly found it borderline hysterical wit, and looking at that kid, o man would I like to try the false beard bit out on him. Thanks Patti!
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT