Seeking back-in-the-day band photos for a book

Started by Alan Lenhoff, March 19, 2016, 03:27:59 PM

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Alan Lenhoff

For the past few years, I've been working with David Robertson ("OZDOC" on this forum) on a coffee table-style book about keyboard instruments from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.  Rhodes, Wurlis, Hammonds, combo organs, Clavinets, Pianets, early synths and other classic instruments.

To add to the vintage feel of the book, we'd like to include a collage of photos of bands from that era that used keyboards.  I'm wondering whether some of you might be willing to search through old photo albums and send me some scans. I'm looking for photos that show you playing any keyboard instrument of 1950s through the mid-1980s. They can be on stage or practicing in your garage. (You get extra credit if you're wearing clothes you'd be embarrassed to wear today: Bell bottom pants, Spandex, Paul Revere and the Raiders-style Colonial uniforms, etc.)

The only rule is that you must own the rights to the photos and be willing to grant us permission to publish them. (No photos taken by newspapers, for example, since it might be impossible for us to chase down permission to publish them.)

I can't answer many questions about this project until it's closer to publication.  But it will be a carefully researched, beautifully illustrated, large format book, and I think you would be pleased to have your band photo included.  You can send your photos to me at alan.lenhoff AT GmailDOTcom.

Thanks,

Alan Lenhoff

Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClassicKeysBook/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

Alan Lenhoff

Still looking for more back-in-the-day band photos.  It's going to be a beautiful book, and you could be in it.

Thanks,

Alan

Quote from: alenhoff on March 19, 2016, 03:27:59 PM
For the past few years, I've been working with David Robertson ("OZDOC" on this forum) on a coffee table-style book about keyboard instruments from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.  Rhodes, Wurlis, Hammonds, combo organs, Clavinets, Pianets, early synths and other classic instruments.

To add to the vintage feel of the book, we'd like to include a collage of photos of bands from that era that used keyboards.  I'm wondering whether some of you might be willing to search through old photo albums and send me some scans. I'm looking for photos that show you playing any keyboard instrument of 1950s through the mid-1980s. They can be on stage or practicing in your garage. (You get extra credit if you're wearing clothes you'd be embarrassed to wear today: Bell bottom pants, Spandex, Paul Revere and the Raiders-style Colonial uniforms, etc.)

The only rule is that you must own the rights to the photos and be willing to grant us permission to publish them. (No photos taken by newspapers, for example, since it might be impossible for us to chase down permission to publish them.)

I can't answer many questions about this project until it's closer to publication.  But it will be a carefully researched, beautifully illustrated, large format book, and I think you would be pleased to have your band photo included.  You can send your photos to me at alan.lenhoff AT GmailDOTcom.

Thanks,

Alan Lenhoff
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClassicKeysBook/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

David Aubke

Wish I could supply you with something. I did play a Fifty Four in the eighties but know nothing of these "photo albums" of which you speak. How many gigabytes could they store?
Dave Aubke
Shadetree Keys

Alan Lenhoff

First of all David, I would gladly take the photo of you playing a 54 if you want to pass that along.

For younger list members, I can explain the technology of "photo albums" with this personal story:  In my home, photo albums were a new concept we embraced in the 1980s, after our primary source of photo storage -- shoe boxes -- had exhausted the shelf space allotted to them in my closet. The albums were a great step forward, until we discovered years later that many of the plastic sheets that held the photos  in place in the albums stuck to the prints.  Ugh!

On a related note, last week I bought a new computer with a two terabyte hard drive.  That's the equivalent of a lot of shoe boxes for photos, right?  Well, I'm still trying to figure out why I need that storage in an age in which most of my music and photos reside quite happily on a "cloud."  Where was that massive amount of storage when I really needed it?

Class dismissed...  ;-)

Alan
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClassicKeysBook/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

David Aubke

OK, I found a Photo Album. Nothing featuring my Fifty Four. Best I can do is me on a Magnus, circa 1976.

Dave Aubke
Shadetree Keys

David Aubke

Dave Aubke
Shadetree Keys

Alan Lenhoff

Quote from: David Aubke on May 03, 2016, 08:12:38 AM
OK, I found a Photo Album. Nothing featuring my Fifty Four. Best I can do is me on a Magnus, circa 1976.



You look quite determined in your task!  (It must have been important to you: You can see a collection of still-wrapped Christmas gifts that apparently had to wait their turn while you were learning to play Jingle Bells.)

Alan
Co-author, "Classic Keys: Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music"

Learn about the book: http://www.classickeysbook.com/
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClassicKeysBook/

1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
(See the collection: https://vintagerockkeyboards.com/ )

David Aubke

Quote from: David Aubke on May 03, 2016, 08:28:55 AM
And here are the pants.

Boy, I was pack-a-day before I was ten.




I just noticed it looks like I was taking a drag off a cigarette.
Dave Aubke
Shadetree Keys