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Michael Conen

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    Aural & Visual stimulation: Music; Film; Photography & Art, to start with....

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  1. As usual, it takes a while to go through the steps necessary to clean up my old negatives and then edit them, before presenting them properly. These are a few snaps from one of the 4 times I would see Jethro Tull, 40-odd years ago. The rest, along with a few recollections, can be seen at: "Where Were You?" Michael Conen's blog - Jethro Tull at Rupp Arena, Lexington KY [11-24-77]
  2. Recently went through and worked on the (nearly complete) one roll of film I was "permitted" to shoot at a David Sylvian performance, back in '88. As a result, the number of satisfying images did not total much, but here are a few, and a link to the rest, should you find them of interest: "Where Were You?" blog of Michael Conen's, featuring David Sylvian performing in Berkeley, California, April 5, 1988
  3. Slowly going through a cleaning of negatives, and re-scanning them at an even higher resolution. Examples of a couple of shots of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers that are ready to print on archival papers (or not). These are jpegs, but the prints are done from hi-res Tiff files... My archives are slowly going through this process, and will include select Zep images, along with many others from my archives. For more on that, you can have a look at the info pages on my blog: Michael Conen at WordPress
  4. Thanks for that suggestion, Steve. Just spent time searching those exact time frames you suggested, on Newspapers.com, with no luck [again]. I had a second look at the mounted slides, and they were processed in April of '82, so they must have performed during the time-frame you suggested, and from the ads you posted...... Will just have to wait for more evidence of the announcement to turn up, at some point. Your time on this matter, is much appreciated, in the meantime. Cheers, Michael
  5. Dug up a few black and white frames recently, so will add them to the earlier color slide images
  6. Badgeholder, I am afraid not. These shots were taken in one of 3 possible locations, within a year of you seeing them [between 1981-82], either in Louisville, Kentucky, or Cincinnati, Ohio. Lost a lot of important papers in that big move, so I no longer can pin it down, accurately, unfortunately. Hoping that someone else that attended the show will chime in with the actual date and venue From my research on the Internet, there is scant mention of them doing shows together. The focus seems to be on when they gathered to record together, a bit later, but very few live dates come up [but I will admit that a couple of evenings doing that research, isn't necessarily going to get me what I'm looking for. No newspaper mentions, from 5 regional publications, so I'm at a dead-end on that, for now]. Cheers!
  7. Thanks so much for the compliment, Badgeholder!!! Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but the last couple of days were a whirlwind of activity for me, so I didn't have the time, before now, to thank you..... Nice ticket stub [with most of the name & details in place]! Wish I still had mine to share, but "went missing" during a major move [~ 30 years of stubs starting in the early 70's...]. Cheers!
  8. Finally "finished" another set of images that I captured at a location and date that still stumps me, as I have no written records at hand to confirm those details - and scouring the Internet has led to further mystery, since few records exist of this line-up performing during the years I would have most likely photographed them. Perhaps someone on this forum can shed some light on that. In the meantime, here are a few of the better images from that Derringer, Bogert & Appice show: A few more of these images can be found on my blog, if you're interested in seeing more: "Where Were You?" - Derringer, Bogert & Appice at Armando's in Louisville, Kentucky circa 1981
  9. While the COVID-19 situation has forced many to alter their lives in a number of ways, I've welcomed the self-isolation recommendations, as an opportunity to work on more of my archives of photographs. A recent selection of one appearance in 1978, which featured the bands Head East and Foreigner, on the bill: Rupp Arena, Lexington KY, on July 14, 1978. Enjoy, and constructive criticism is always welcome. More, on the show, and additional photos, as well: https://michaelconen.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/where-were-you-foreigner-with-head-east-opening-at-rupp-arena-lexington-ky-july-14-1978/
  10. Oh no! Sadly, another great musician has shuffled off this mortal coil Played on my favorite Savoy Brown recordings, and a few great UFO lps, as well, amongst his many contributions to other musicians/recordings, over the years. Condolences to his family and friends.
  11. A small taste of what is coming soon, from the archives; Heart, performing in May of 1977:
  12. Also have to praise this shot of Frampton. Really close, and framed well :)
  13. That would appear to be an Epiphone Dwight [according to the article, it was an Epiphone Coronet, licensed to Dwight's Music shop, in NYC, for customization]: More about his guitars, here: Steve Marriott's guitars - atonement blog
  14. Very nice! Saw Humble Pie several times, between the "Smokin'" tour, and "Eat It!". Great rock 'n' roll band. So sad Marriott passed on.... Thanks for sharing.
  15. Thanks for sharing. A few of their clips pop up from time to time in my YouTube feed. Always prefer professional clips, vs fan [shaky hand-held images], myself :)
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