HB Michael Georgiades

The Happiest of Birthdays to MG. I love, love, love this guy. This photograph is from the first time I shot him when The Bernie Leadon Michael Georgiades Band were touring with Linda Ronstadt. I met him after their set and we became friends. And still are. I'm talking to him on the phone right now.

 
 

Couldn't find any live performance videos but here he is singing...

 
 

If you own a copy of STARART, check out the last thank you I gave in the back of the book ;).

Bernie Leadon

Happy (belated) Birthday to Bernie Leadon! He was my 4 of 4 celebrating July 19th birthdays but I wanted to give a day to each of them. Maybe next year I'll pile them all on the actual date.

I had the privilege to shoot Bernie two times with the Eagles and once with the Leadon Georgiades Band. 

 
Bernie Leadon and Michael Georgiades

Bernie Leadon and Michael Georgiades

 

Here's a shot of Bernie playing with the Eagles.

 
 

I picked this video because the song because the song, Train Leaves Here This Morning, was written by Bernie Leadon and Gene Clark when they were both in the band Dillard and Clark. It was recorded by the Eagles on their debut Eagles album. And also because Bernie is singing and this video was from a 2013 Vancouver concert, the same city where I shot the black and white photograph above. I would have liked to feature a song from The Bernie Leadon Michael Georgiades Band but there are no live performances from them. Still worth hearing listening to them.

 
 

Blind Pick #1

Sometimes I have no idea what to post on here. Or I run out of ideas. Or I am too tired to come up with ideas. That's when I do a Blind Pick.

Currently, my slides and negs are in a state of disarray. The are in negative and slide sheets, all mixed up in manila envelopes. And for some, not identified. Anyway, this evening I decided to blindly reach into an envelope and pull out a slide. No idea what it was going to be.

Thankfully, it was web appropriate. However, it is a personal photograph. Not something I would normally post. Not my best photo but sometimes content (especially vintage) trumps photographic quality. Oh well, here we go.

 
 

On the left, is Michael Georgiades. I met him backstage at a Linda Ronstadt concert. He had a band with former Eagle, Bernie Leadon and they had just released their album, Natural Progressions (it's really good and you should buy it). They were the opener for Ronstadt. Michael and I became good friends, and while he didn't leave the top of his mountain very often, one night I got him to come over for dinner.

At this point, I was working on my first book, Starart, and staying in the basement of Klaus Voormann's house. Yes. that is Klaus on the right. Musician and artist extraordinaire. If you don't know him, please click his name to learn more.

I took this photograph after dinner when they decided to have a little after dinner jam in Klaus's work area. I'm thinking this was the first time that Michael met Klaus. Eventually, Klaus and some other great players ended up recording a bunch of demos at the studio Michael built at his house on the mountain. I'm thankful that I had a small part in facilitating that. And now I need to find out if any of that music is still around.

Stay tuned for more blind picks in the future.