80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Sep 09

80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Here are some of the posters, album covers, autographs, ticket stubs and other random bits of music memorabilia I had up on my bedroom walls from 1983 to around 1988. Autographs below include Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Gene Loves Jezebel, Level 42, King, Julian Cope, Ten Ten, Peter Murphy and General...

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Berkeley Square concerts (1987)

May 11

Berkeley Square concerts (1987)

Some of the concerts in January and February 1987 at the Berkeley Square in Berkeley, California — including two I attended: Icicle Works and Crowded...

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Crowded House concert poster (1987)

May 10

Crowded House concert poster (1987)

Here’s a Crowded House poster announcing their concert in San Diego on April 20, 1987 at Freeborn Hall, UCD. Ticket prices ranged from $10.50 to $12.50. Click on the image to see a larger...

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Crowded House: Where are they now?

May 18

Crowded House: Where are they now?

Less of a “Where are they now?” story and more of a “Here they are now!” tale, Crowded House re-formed (sadly, minus the late Paul Hester) to release the album Intriguer in 2010. Here’s how the two remaining original members, Nick Seymour and the amazing┬áNeil Finn, looked in a...

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Paul Hester rocks SF… and the world!

Apr 11

Paul Hester rocks SF… and the world!

I recently found an old friend, Iskandar, and I asked him if I could use a fabulous pic I took of of him mugging with Crowded House drummer Paul Hester in San Francisco — the day we took Paul shopping in the Haight. As Iskandar said I could post this photo, I thought I’d also run it on billboards...

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Crowded House’s Paul Hester in SF

Sep 15

Crowded House’s Paul Hester in SF

Here’s the late, great Paul Hester on Haight. (That’s Haight Street in San Francisco for any non-hippies out there — I think this was at the northeast corner of Haight at Shrader.) Two friends and I took the Crowded House drummer shopping in the area one afternoon in 1987 and had a blast. There...

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Crowded House in Montreux

Jul 10

Crowded House in Montreux

Just over a year after I’d last seen (and seen and seen and seen) Crowded House in California, we were both in the same place again — halfway across the world. I think they were a little surprised to see me (and my two friends, who had met them the year before in LA). We also got to go to the...

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Meeting Crowded House

Jul 10

Meeting Crowded House

When: February 21 and April 9, 1987 Where: The Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California & Wolfgang’s, San Francisco And: My friends and I were lucky enough to spend a lot of time seeing the band. In addition to the actual concerts themselves, we also caught soundchecks, hung out after the show, went to a...

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Crowded House – Paul Hester

Jul 10

Crowded House – Paul Hester

Here’s the fabulous, much-missed Paul Hester, onstage with Nick — showing some food that either someone had thrown on stage or that came from the dressing room. (At the Berkeley show, he shared the backstage catering tray with the audience!) Doing some role-reversal stuff — away from the...

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Q&A with Nick Seymour of Crowded House

Jul 10

Q&A with Nick Seymour of Crowded House

Nick Seymour of theband Crowded House filled out his answers to a few questions. (Read answers from Nick Seymour’s brother Mark — of Hunters & Collectors — here!) And for more from this...

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