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Music journalist Constant Meijers is responsible for my first photo being published in dutch
pop magazine Muziekkrant OOR in 1973.
He was sitting at the bar in Amsterdam, when I showed a contact-sheet of photos I made,
while on tour with the Rolling Stones, to my future wife.
He invited me to his office so that he could use a photo to say that the Stones were
on their way to Holland.
I made a print from what looked great from the negative. I didn’t like the print and threw it away
and showed him another one I had printed.
He didn’t like my print and asked to look at the negatives and, of course, chose the one that I threw
in the garbage.
I said, ‘ I’ll be right back!”
In 1975 Constant spent 6 weeks sleeping on our living-room couch in LA while we went out and
interviewed and photographed many
great music artists whom many I never heard of, like Tom Waits.
I am very grateful to him for opening my eyes and ears to some great music.
Here we are with Don Henley and Glenn Frey of The Eagles:
AL JARREAU AT THE BLA BLA CAFE
This is the first photo I made of a performing artist.
Every Saturday night, back in 1971 I went with my friends to
see the AL JARREAU play at the Bla Bla Cafe.
What a show! What a guy! He was amazing!
He is still is. He’s a world treasure.
Al inspired me to go on and become a music photographer.
Glenn Frey and Don Henley of The Eagles. This photo was made during an interview with Constant Meijers for Dutch music magazine Muziekkrant Oor at Don’s rented home in Los Angeles in 1975. I have withheld this photo from publication for many years. Recently it was used in the 2013 released documentary HISTORY OF THEDetails