Monthly Archives: January 2013

Who’s number one?

The International Marijuana Wholesalers and Distributors… that’s who. Billy Jones’s shirt says it all.

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Dressing room is for artists’ use only – No exceptions

Okay. Then who are all those other people with Henry Paul in the dressing room of Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom in Atlanta?  This is from 1975 or 1976.

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Some tattoos will make you swallow what you’re smokin’

Apparently all tattoos are not created equal. Some sting more than others.That’s legendary Outlaws driver and friend Five O, aka Gene Key, getting his cow skull tattoo in October 1975. Original Outlaws bassist Frank O’Keefe is looking over Five O’s shoulder and showing off his tat. This little drama played out at a tattoo parlor […]

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Clay Cook steps up

Charlie Starr joined the Zac Brown Band on stage at the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night for a rousing rendition of the Marshall Tucker Band’s classic song Can’t You See. I went out into the audience to get in position for a shot of Charlie, but he never strode forward onto the front of the extended […]

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Back from the frozen tundra – at home in the South again

After freezing through a cold wave in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and balmy Colorado, (among other frigid locales) Blackberry Smoke was glad to be home in the South again, even though the cold weather followed them right into North Carolina. It was cold on the outside, but hot on the stage at the Greensboro Coliseum. Here […]

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Name that band… Of course, it’s .38 Special

This is an outtake from one of their first publicity photo sessions back in 1974 or 75, not sure. On another day, at this very spot, (well, 6 feet to the left) I shot the Outlaws at the card table that ended up on the back cover of the first Outlaws album.

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Colossal Man (is the guy on the right)

St. Louis’s own Pat Liston and Kevin Sanders of Mama’s Pride posed for me in 1975. (As you can see, I’ve been scanning old black and white negatives again.) Please forgive my memory, if I don’t get this exactly right. Apparently, one or more of the guys in Mama’s Pride had an interest in makeup. […]

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Beware of attack duck

I walked around Asheville today looking to shoot a picture and couldn’t find one. So I gave up and went to dinner at the White Duck Taco Shop, and there it was. Great tacos too.

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