Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene


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Michelle

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Michelle » Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:41 pm



Does anyone know of any other sites on the net that cover the history of the new music scene in Toronto - late 70's and early 80's? I am looking for photographs from the era - Bruce Lam was a big photographer at all the bands shows, clubs (voodoo, katrina's, nuts and bolts etc...) I cannot find anything on him on the net. Any other links you know of would be great.



Jonathan

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Jonathan » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:15 pm

Check out www.jimib.com I believe there is a collection of photographs by Deborah Samuel, John Rowlands and others. I do know that Bruce had worked with this artist and I would love to have some of his photos as well. Hope this helps.JG

Michelle

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Michelle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:44 pm

Yes - Bruce was really active during the early 80's doing photography of "blitz kids" etc..at Club Voo Doo, Igwana Lounge - he published some of his images in the Toronto Magazine called "Profile" which was launched in 1984 - right around the time the bar "Century 66" opened on Yonge Street. How great would it be to have a collection like that showing in a gallery or even just available to look at. He did a lot of band photograhy too - I met him when attending Simple Minds with a friend - back in '84! Thanks for the link and if anyone else out there has any info let me know!

Jonathan

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Jonathan » Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:53 pm

No problem. There was another photographer and his name slips my mind "Greg" something, he also shot a lot of bands. If you find anything on Bruce let me know.

Thanks

Anne-Marie

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Anne-Marie » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:22 pm

Chris Buck was another photographer active at the time photographing Queen West bands. Paul Till took alot of "scene" type photos as well (he worked for NOW mag back when it started).

synthman78

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by synthman78 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:22 pm

Peter Noble took a lot of pictures as well. I remember he published a book but I don't recall the title.

von Essen

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by von Essen » Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:22 am

I'm having a photo exhibition in Vancouver and Toronto [Rivoli in October] of bands I shot in Toronto from 88-93. A little after the time you're looking for but I recall shooting beside Bruce many times. Check out my website for some local pics: http://www.derekvonessen.ca/

There's info on there about the show.

Donna Hollett

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Donna Hollett » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:44 pm

Im looking for a photo of my husband and his good friend at the time .

It was taken before a "Bad Manners" concert in the early 80's, by a photographer friend Mike DuBrule.

My husband Gary ( Gaz ) Hollett, and his friend Chris Piggen's are posing side by side , looking very 80's . Gaz has his skinhead look , and Chris has a 3 way Mohawk, with bondage pants .. etc.

I have heard many times about this photo, and it was quite a popular photo during its day. It even appeared on the cover of a McLean's magazine !

If anyone can direct me to any information ( website, book, magazine .. ) I would greatly appreciate it .

Thanks,
Donna Hollett

M Cool

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by M Cool » Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:05 am

If it appeared on the cover of Macleans, why don't you just go to the library and scan the Macleans magazines from the 80's?

Craig

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Craig » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:40 am

Wow - I just started doin a search for Bruce Lam myself. He shot a ton of photos of my band in the 80s. We were called BAD. Played the Toronto scene - even played the Voddo club.

Michelle

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Michelle » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:26 pm

Craig - Have you found anything about Bruce Lam? I used to go to club voodoo regularly!

Kori

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Kori » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:14 pm

Michelle,
If you find any old photos from voodoo and dominos on isabella let me know, looking for old friends.
Is there somewhere you can suggest I search.
Still have photos and postcard of "Scary Mary"

Michelle

Toronto 80's photographs - New music scene

Post by Michelle » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:21 pm

Hey - we probably hung out at VooDoo together. I remember Scary Mary. There was also a guy named "barn" and also the czech triplets - don't remember all their names - Peter was one. I still have found nothing on Bruce Lam...if I do find old photo's I will let you know. I do have a copy of "Profile" magazine that was launched in toronto - 1984....



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