Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode

July 1986: Alan Wilder at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco — waiting for Dave Gahan. Andre, the friendly semi-mohawked bodyguard/handler, is in the foreground, telling me off for taking…

Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode

Andy Fletcher at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, July 1986. (I had him autograph the photo the following week in Los Angeles.) And a normal black-on-white autograph from Fletch.…

Meeting Depeche Mode

When: July 6, 1986 (or possibly July 7) Where: Clift Hotel, San Francisco What: Autographs, a couple photos And: I had loved Depeche Mode for years, but had never managed…