More from the delightful Guy Van Steene collection. How lucky we are to get these fabulous photos of The Pogues, taken at the West End Centre in Aldershot (where Danny and I would later run The Buzz Club) on 18 March 1985. John Andrews was at this gig with Guy. I was there too! Here’s my […]
I previously posted photos of The Smiths from 1983 / 4 taken by my old primary school friend, Guy Van Steene . Guy has unearthed some absolute gems, taken between 1983 and 1990. Here is the next in the series. The Fall from Surrey University in Guildford on 15 October 1983, not just live photos, but […]
After I published Guy Van Steene’s photos of The Smiths from 1983 & 4, I got a message from him saying he had found some more – including some fabulous shots taken back stage where Johnny Marr looks so young! These are wonderful.
I went to primary school in Camberley, Surrey. I was in the same class as Guy Van Steene. We went our separate ways aged 13 but kept in touch over the years. Guy came to a few of The Buzz Clubs I organised and we saw a fair bit of each other when I was […]
The summer of 2019 will see the 50th anniversary of the company my mother, father and Gerard Campbell set up in 1969; Hebridean Cottage Holidays. My father, Dr. Calum Bartlett, took photos of our family holidays on Barra from 1969 – 1978, I have been posting them here regulary. Today I will complete the series […]
We had a lot if fun with the boat that year. Aquaplaning and attempting to waterski. No mean feat in the icy-cold Hebridean sea. Here we are on one of the gorgeous Vatersay beaches. Just outside the bay at Earsary, near Harbour Cottage. Me and my friend, Sheila. I think that’s my brother Calum Iain […]
A Certain Ratio 14th June 1986 By the summer of 1986, I was working in Our Price Records by day and either rehearsing or playing with my band Bluetrain or drinking the The Hero in Bagshot on Friday and Saturday nights. It was brilliant at The Hero – there was a d.j. some nights, playing […]