I am always looking for great pictures to hang on my walls. Sometimes I buy them from the photographer, sometimes they are given to me as gifts and very occasionally I will buy from a gallery or show. But also I trawl through the boxes at flea markets. All these pictures came to me that way. The latest are these publicity shots of a very young looking Clash. Spotted them in amongst the usual 50’s playboys and family album snapshots and bought them up real quick. A quick bit of research has not yet revealed the photographer, but given the access and the quality of the shots its a narrow list. They are original RC prints and judging by Mick’s hair they date from around 1980 (guess). I have also been lucky to find Pennie Smith and Jill Furmanowsky original FB prints. Just goes to show that if you keep digging, stuff turns up.
IF ANYONE DOES KNOW WHO THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THESE IS PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW.
Okay, so I’m pretty sure that these are from a gig at the Glasgow Apollo in 1980. There is a paper poster all over ebay and Amazon that has them in the same clothes.The Clash Glasgow Apollo 1980 PAPER POSTER measures 33 x 23 inches approx (84 x 59.4cm): Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home. Now I just need to find out who the photographer doing the shots was.
Maybe I’ll just ask Mick next time I bump into him.