Allen & Gary always dressed up for a show...I mean, they wore nicer clothes than me & Ronnie wore. Mostly, we wore t-shirts & jeans.
Ronnie would throw his away after a couple of days and send Dean Kilpatrick out to get more. That was Ronnie's image...the street guy...forget about the shoes. I have to say, Ronnie didn't care one bit for fancy clothes. Now that I think about it, I can't recall ever seeing him in a shirt with a COLLAR!
As for me, I should've definitely gone for some wardrobe-consulting. Good grief, I can barely stand to look at those old photos.
I always thought...WHY have special clothes for those times when you do music? I always thought it was way more natural just to wear up there what you'd wear anywhere else.
IMAGE CONSCIOUS??? Duh...what's that mean? Geez, I was one stupid kid.
I carried my 'wardrobe' in an old camera travel box...I still have it...it's covered with backstage passes from the 70s. Just t-shirts and some jeans...everything else was bought as needed then discarded. Who has time for laundry?
I can never remember Ronnie even having a suitcase or carrying a wallet. He liked to travel LIGHT. We always sent Dean Kilpatrick out to K-Mart for whatever was needed.
The "Tour Chest" Today
That 'tour chest' used to be a camera case that a photographer in Atlanta gave me. I used it to carry my clothes...in those days, t-shirts & jeans. Over time I slapped a backstage pass from every show we did. Look closely and you'll see Eric Clapton (when we blew him off the stage in Memphis), The Who Quadrophenia Tour, REO Speedwagon, ZZ Top, Wishbone Ash, etc. I got the "all calls 25 cents" off a Holiday Inn phone. And the bumper sticker says "Day Sleeper", though nobody ever let me!
relic: Quirkiness - a fine word. Efficient and precise in a somewhat obscure way.
May 7, 2016 22:08:52 GMT -5
Myke: Happy Memorial Day 2016-Thank You Veterans !
May 29, 2016 12:45:16 GMT -5
michaeljames: Thanks for the add........... !
Sept 28, 2016 15:57:05 GMT -5
Captainkirk: He Ed , Kikk here just felt like saying Hi
Nov 5, 2016 13:09:42 GMT -5
findthesun: I love the old RCB photos, brings back a lot of great memories!
Nov 21, 2016 14:42:43 GMT -5
tonytrout: Howdy, fellow Ed King fans!!! How are we on this bitterly cold Sunday morning??
Jan 8, 2017 11:26:04 GMT -5
macfangus: New member here. I'm a huge fan of Ed King era LS.
Feb 7, 2017 19:54:58 GMT -5
shaw: I wonder if Zap is around.I found a guitar someone was throwing out and it has Zapp on the headstock. Turns out its one of those Law Suit era Les Pauls. I'm putting it back together it was only the body & neck, with no hardware but I got all the parts now.
Apr 8, 2018 12:09:40 GMT -5
Zap: No relation to me, LOL, but you can gift it to me when you are done restoring it if you like! LOL!
Apr 17, 2018 6:34:05 GMT -5
rebel1222: Whats the point of having a forum if noone can reply to, or create threads?
Nov 28, 2018 8:49:07 GMT -5
gman620: @ rebel1222: Anyone is free to start a new topic or reply to any thread, anytime he or she desires. You've been a member for over three years now, with zero posts, so what's stopping you?
Nov 29, 2018 21:48:09 GMT -5
rocker2462: Looking for info on Ed's red Strat with the tele neck? point me in the right direction please.
Feb 19, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
stevecamp: I believe it was was a Warmoth body, aftermarket pickups, an old tele neck.
Mar 5, 2019 16:59:18 GMT -5
stevecamp: Pick ups may have been "lindy Fralins"
Mar 5, 2019 17:00:08 GMT -5