Rock photos taken in Newcastle around 1978

Lou Reed came to the Civic around 1978 and gave a great show, I was lurking about a bit back from the stage with my camera when a big wild hairy guy picked me up put me  on his front row seat and said “now take an fn picture mate”. Lou eyballed me, I clicked and then Lou just winked at me and carried on the great show.

Lou Reed Civic Theatre 1978

Lou Reed Civic Theatre 1978

I just love this one – when opposites attract. Jimmy & The Boys  Ignatious Jones, Neo Punk meets Nimbin shoeless Hippe girl and rock out together  regardless. A fan gets up and helps out Jimmy and the Boys at Belmont Sporties  around 1978.
immy and the Boys with fan

immy and the Boys with fan

Joe Cocker played the Civic, didnt sing out of tune and put on a great show. His band were great. Joe Cocker Civic Theatre around 1978
Joe Cocker Civic 1976

Joe Cocker Civic 1976

Cold Chisel’s Jimmy Barnes hard at work as usual Cardiff Workers around 1978.
Jimmy Barnes Newcastle 1976

Jimmy Barnes Newcastle 1976

Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss also hard at work around the same time.
Ian Moss Mawson 1976

Ian Moss Mawson 1976

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garret at the Mawson Hotel  1978. He  inspired all us unco guys to just get up and have a go when the music gets ya. I got caned in primary school for bad dancing.
Peter Garret Mawson 1977

Peter Garret Mawson 1977

Midnight Oil at the Mawson Hotel 1977. Awsome! The next time they played in Newcastle the place was full.
Midnight Oil Mawson 1976

Midnight Oil Mawson 1976

Kevin Coyne – scottish folk/rock/social critic had an album out called  Marjory Razorblade in the late 1980’s which I recommed listening to. He played the Newcastle Uni solo and was just awsome. His guitar stlye is unique, using his thumb on the frett board to make chords, he has a very powerful strumming style.
Kevin Coyne Newcastle Uni 1978

Kevin Coyne Newcastle Uni 1978

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