The night we met I knew I needed you so
And if I had the chance I’d never let you go
So won’t you say you love me?
I’ll make you so proud of me
We’ll make ’em turn their heads every place we goSo won’t you, please? (Be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby …Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Okay! Here we go …! More oldies but goodies from my negative vault. I got busy scanning photos. This time I’m posting Ronnie Spector @ The Fast Lane – Asbury Park, NJ circa 1981 or 1982. And I do believe that John Eddie And The Front Street Runners opened for her that night. Actually I know they did. My only problem is trying to remember if I photographed the Runners that night too. If I did, I can’t find the negatives. But the search continues.
You have to remember I was still a “starving student” back then and the cost of film and developing would always influence what I did and did not take photos of. Seeing that I photographed Ronnie Spector in black & white, leads me to believe this was a “poorer” shoot and I might have had limited funds. Otherwise I would have shot in color.
I know I took backstage photos of some of the guys posing with Ronnie. There’s also this great photo of me posing with Ronnie too. Kim the bass player took the photo of me, using my camera, after Ronnie asked if I “the cute photographer” would like to have my photo taken with her as well. How could I refuse such an invitation! I’m wearing my fave Clash T-shirt and a pair of suspenders. Ronnie is pulling me closer and hanging onto to one of my suspenders. It’s a classic shot and one of my all-time favorite photos of me. I just love that photo to death! And I wish I still had that T-shirt … because it would still fit me! I also know that the copy of the photo you see here is a scan from a black & white print that I colorized in Photoshop, eons ago. So it bugs me that I can’t find the original negatives of the backstage photos. But I will continue to look.
Here are the photos of Ronnie Spector @ The Fast Lane – Asbury Park, NJ … hope you enjoy them. And Gary … if you’re out there … you need to check your records and let me know what the date of this show really was. Please leave a comment.
Thanks & enjoy!