Fab Magazine 1974
37 years separate these two magazine covers which have just come my way. Stuart Hamilton spotted the February 2011 issue of the Portugese language Brazilian magazine Rock Post, which has a standard shot of the current line-up on. This photograph and a few others were sent out by a publicity company a while ago and have cropped up everywhere since. This saves the band having to get together for photographers over and over again, something they probably feel they’ve spent enough time doing over the last fifty years in one band or another. But while it certainly removes the chore, it does mean fans see the same image repeated until you’re fed up of seeing it.
In total contrast is Fab Magazine from 1974, which sports a group shot which was new to me. The scan came from Bernt Kuepper who found this obscure magazine recently and spotted right away that it was taken on a balcony over-looking Cologne Railway Station (a location he knows well). He thinks it must have been taken in 1970, and I tend to agree, based on what their wearing. We’ve no idea who took it, although as the magazine is mostly full of press shots, it seems likely to have been done by the record label – though obviously it ws a little out of date by the time the magazine got to use it.
Anyway, great to see it Bernt.
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