Thursday, 9 July 2020

Friday, 18 January 2019

Magazine Posters and Ticket 1979

Two great Magazine Posters recently surfaced the first is a Belgian tour poster from 1979 which I offered the seller £250.00 for, but they politely declined, frustratingly it ended up sold on eBay for £217.00 annoyingly I forgot to go back near the end of the auction and it sold 10 minutes before I realised and logged in to check.

The 2nd is a cracking poster that Neil Braidwood has sent me a high res image of from Magazines UK tour back in 1979 at the Deb Hall at St Andrews University.

And then Ian Hall kindly posted up a copy of his ticket from the same tour but the Cambridge date.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Magazine, Manchester Apollo 23/4/1979

Huge thanks to Melanie Smith of Mud Kiss Photography for letting me share these two fantastic photos of Howard taken that Melanie took side of stage at Manchester Apollo 23rd of April 1979.  This was the gig Magazine had Simple Minds as support.

Melanie told me that her friend took unwell at the gig and got pulled onto the stage then waited for Melanie backstage.

When Melanie got there after the show Howard was with his manager and Sarah Brightman (Of Hot Gossip fame).

Melanie took the picture you can see below of Howard signing an autograph for an American pen pal who was a huge Magazine fan and Howard said laughing, something along the lines of 'Hope you haven't got my bald patch'.

It's rare to find photos of Magazine and Howard back then and I'm so grateful to Melanie for letting me share these.

Please respect Copyright on these photographs, which belongs to Melanie and Mud Kiss Photography.  No reproduction or copying of these pics is permitted without her express permission.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Pete Shelley RIP

Tonight I type this with tears in my eyes and sadness in my heart on the news that the great Peter Campbell McNeish more commonly known as Pete Shelley, lead singer and guitarist of our beloved Buzzcocks has sadly died earlier today of a heart attack in Estonia where he now lives.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Peter's Family his current band mates Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant, Chris Remington and all of his former bandmates, friends and fans worldwide.

I last spoke to Pete at an event in Manchester earlier this year, a wonderful man who will be sorely missed by us all.

Peter Campbell McNeish RIP

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Buzzcocks at The Electric Circus, 28 November 1976

Buzzcocks at The Electric Circus, 28 November 1976.

Not sure of the source for this pic and it might well be one of John Maher's from his scrapbooks that he's been posting via his @flyingmonkphoto Twitter account.  Incidentally if you love Buzzcocks (and if you don't why are you here?) then I would urge you to follow John's Tweets, they are a fantastic historical reference for Buzzcocks and related information.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Magazine Photo

Here's a cracking photograph of Magazine found online in Getty Images.  Thanks to Danny Van Leuteren for posting it in the Facebook Group 'Alternate Bites.