Thursday, June 09, 2005

Billy Idol in LA


Idol shopping, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

Billy Idol is not just back - it's like he never left!

I saw Billy live recently and boy did he look and sound great. Had the crowd on its feet for the duration of his long, hit-filled set.

As I promised weeks ago, here's the first of uncovered vintage photos of Billy from his first trip to Los Angeles.

It was 1978, and probably May of that month. In between promoting the Generation X record for Chrysalis, Billy fit in some sight-seeing and shopping. Here he is on Hollywood Blvd.

A big shout out to everyone who visits Billy Idol dot com. Thanks a bunch for visiting this website and coming back. More photos of Billy 78 are coming!

If you live in the Nashville area, stop by Grimey's New and Preloved Music to see some of these photos up close. Stick around for the show in the Basement that night because my favorite current band, The Reigning Sound, will be playing. Songwriter Greg Cartwright has a real punk sensibility, but is simply a great songwriter, regardless of the way he executes the tune. Come on down!

PS... don't forget to check out the Online Store (click the Buy Photos link) for a couple new images available at consumer (not collector)prices, including Dee Dee Ramone.

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