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Martin Turner of Wishbone Ash. As a teenager I loved the Argus album. A lovely bass tone and great note choices.  Nearly 50 years later and I still haven’t owned a Thunderbird! 
 

 

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59 minutes ago, rasher80 said:

^^^^^^this (sans the trousers though 🤣 )

Nah... That would look really dodgy without the trousers! 

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This guy was the legend

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But seeing this guy play in 1988 was the lightbulb moment

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A pretty pathetic image really but as a 15 year old seeing it for the first time and with all the narrative that came with the band at the time, this was coolness personified!

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Only one kind of Deacon cool. He and the image of his yellow shorts sent me on my way. (Honestly)

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On 06/04/2020 at 11:10, NickD said:

Hard to pin it down... but one of the shots from this era Maiden. I had the Live after Death poster on my wall as a kid.

 

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It was this for me.

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I know. I was young and naïve at the time 🙄

 

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3 hours ago, Slappindabass said:

Only one kind of Deacon cool. He and the image of his yellow shorts sent me on my way. (Honestly)

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Argh! How does he do that with his leg?

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Not so much a still image, more seeing this lot repeatedly at the Apollo in Manchester...

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And this...but you have to hear it at the same time... 😁

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Oh, and this 4-necked bonkersness...

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It was these two for me - John McCoy & Gerry McAvoy  - I aspired to a white/tort Precision & they both played them.

At the time I wouldn't have believed I would never get to own one - a white one anyway 😀

Still it's never too late...

 

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Mr Karn.......cooler than a polar bear’s whatsits. That weird sideways shuffling dance, I just had to play bass.

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On 06/04/2020 at 19:37, dougieb said:

As well as seeing and hearing him on Doremi Fasol Latido!

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Great pic. 

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It's all Rickenbackers and Precisions. 🙂

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15 hours ago, Muzz said:

Not so much a still image, more seeing this lot repeatedly at the Apollo in Manchester...

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And this...but you have to hear it at the same time... 😁

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Oh, and this 4-necked bonkersness...

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Pete Way for me too - late 70’s/early 80’s UFO were at the Apollo in Manchester every 6 months or so it seemed. I used money earned from doing my paper round to buy tickets. Happy times!

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As a teenager that was into the no particular kind of music except the classical I was being taught, images like this blew my mind. 
I regularly watched live after death, wearing more than one vhs copy out as well as the cassette, and poring over the booklet inside the vinyl. This guy, along with Gene and Cliff.
 When I finally met him a few years back, I physically shook for days and I almost cried, and was a complete fanboy 😳
at the time, and still now, he holds almost a mythic status- playing wise- in my eyes. 
Im fortunate enough to be playing, writing and recording with one of his ex drummists, so I do have a little more insight into his business dealings, but I will always hold him in high regard musically, and be grateful for this picture’s impact on a spotty teenager 😉🤘

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