Photography by "Many Others"


Today, I received my copy of the new 77s DVD Collection, featuring seven official music videos by my favorite band, The Seventy Sevens, as well as another disk of “live bootleg” concert footage going back to 1982!

It was just like Christmas in July, as Sean and Emma watched me excitedly tearing the cellophane off the case. They were also very understanding and patient as I rushed to the DVD player and cued up the first video, Mercy Mercy, which I had seen years ago. It was just as I remembered it. I was at a number of the featured concerts and, though they were 20 years ago, it was as if I had seen them just yesterday.


But, the most exciting discovery was yet to come. As the videos were playing and I was checking out the insert and liner notes, a familiar image caught my eye. It was a photo I had taken of the 77s at a concert back about 1987. When we went to see Mike Roe perform a few months ago, I had given him copies of the photos from that concert — he and his daughter got a good laugh out of them. But, they were actually pretty good b&w photos and he used them as a background on one of the pages. Check out the insert and my copy of the original photo. The credits on the back list a few photographers and then I am honored for my contribution:

Additional photos provided by Chris Knight, Brian Heydn and many others.

Yup, that’s me… many others!

7 Comments

  1. Mike Anderson said:

    That’s pretty darn cool Bo!!

    July 12, 2006
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  2. Diane Thorne said:

    your name woulda been a great addition but it’s still VERY cool! Congratulations. Another achievement to add to your resume!!

    July 12, 2006
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  3. pietyhill said:

    I’m sure this will be the piece that launches me to art-stardom!

    July 12, 2006
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  4. said:

    Very cool Bo! Congrats!

    Do you think if I sent Steven Tyler my Disneyland Paparazzi photos to him that they might end up on the cover of the next Areosmith album? One can only hope…

    July 13, 2006
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  5. P. James Brennan said:

    Reminds me of a famous piece of literature I once was included in. The name of one of the main characters was molded after me. You guessed it…. the character was called EVERYMAN.

    July 13, 2006
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  6. […] I saw a couple of paintings by Shane Grammer at The Underground Cafe… we were there to see Mike Roe perform (Kendall Payne was the headliner and she was very good, too). I checked out the website and was a bit intimidated, but ultimately inspired. He is not only a painter and illustrator, but designs spaces, as well. Amazing. Check out shanegrammer.com […]

    August 13, 2006
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