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    Posted 5 years ago

    PhilDMorris
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    Andy Gibb, Photographed for Polydor Records, b&w, Hand Coloured Photo
    I photographed Andy Gibb for Polydor back in late June 1978 as he was receiving his gold record for I Just Want To Be Your Everything.

    The stage was about 16 foot square and 4 feet high. It was closed off while the gold record photos were being taken and I posted one here about 4 years ago. Polydor was not prepared at all it seemed. While we were waiting they gave Andy and myself a large coke with ice. He said we would have to share but I only had a sip as Andy needed it more to face the throngs. Andy was very nice and asked about my Camera, a NIKON F2SB, which I bought new in late 1976 when it came out. We had to wait a while while the rest was set up so we talked for about half an hour. We were both so young. I luckily had some of the best places to do the pics and just used a standard lens size as I was so close, around 3 feet for this one. There were many people, a crowd gathered around the stage.

    After the Polydor promo pictures there was a meet and greet picture signing. By this time I had switched to black and white and this photo is now hand coloured. Andy sat at the desk and he had the only chair. The people were paired in twos KNEELING in front of the desk, at the edge of the stage with blankets in front of stage, very messy looking. Polydor was so unprepared as if they expected someone else to do the work. After Andy signed the photo he gave each lady a kiss on the lips, my negatives show. it was a relief as the signing did not last a long time as Andy had to get ready for his evening performance. I believe it was his first time in Canada. This may have been a favourite t-shirt of his and there is a photo out there of Andy sitting between his parents holding a gold record and wearing this t-shirt.

    I got home late around 6:30 and there were people sitting around waiting for me, as it was my birthday. A surprise birthday party. I did not tell anyone where I had been.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks Thomas. Yes I believe he was to go out with his brothers in some singing engagements. It was a tough time when he lived, maybe these days would have been easier for him, and he could have accomplished a lot more. When this was taken he was more popular than his brothers who were still at their hight !
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Appreciated.
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Thank you for this photo of the fabulous Andy Gibb and wonderful story!!
    4. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Looks like a Minnesota Northstar jersey. He looks very happy.
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 years ago
      That's a great picture. I didn't know he was such a catch when he was young :-)) Love the hand colouring too. Thank you for the story!!
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      This is a very sweet photo Phil. Great post!!!
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      You are welcome Efesgirl, glad you liked it !
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Phil,
      So amazing that you had the honor of photographing Andy Gibb. Your story is really great! (Now I have "I Just Want Be Your Everything" stuck inside my head).

      Andy Gibb was such a great artist and it's a true shame that alcohol eventually took his young life away.
    9. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      What a interesting story and life you have had ! So sad Andy passed at such a young age . The photo is priceless just like you :-) xo
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid, he was so happy that day !
    11. Radegunder Radegunder, 5 years ago
      Thanks Phil for sharing photo and wonderful story !!
      Hermann
    12. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      So young! I was 17 then and had such a crush on him & Barry (But Freddie Mercury would ALWAYS be #1!) . Sigh. Looking on the interwbs at more photos - Remember when sexy men had hair on their bodies and looked like men? Ahh - the 70's & early 80's...!!

      Nice pic, Phil & a great memory!
    13. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Damn - he was dead almost exactly 10 years later on March 10, 1988. How MUCH we forgety with the passage of time!
    14. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Wow - his mom just died last year at 95. Sad she was preceded by three sons of five children total. RIP.

      http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7469559/barbara-gibb-dead
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much bijoucaillouvintage !!
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Appreciated shareurpassion !
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      I remember this photo and story, Love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing this again.
    18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Hi Kerry thanks but I never posted this photo ever before ! You must be thinking of the other photo where he received his award.
    19. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Wow, makes me feel like the '70s all over again!
    20. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Most appreciated jscotto !
    21. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      Love this pic and the history behind it, thanks for sharing!
    22. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks Manikin, I remember that day well, but maybe would not, had I no pictures.
    23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you Radegunder and also to Celiene. Thanks also to beyenvey and Karenoke for the comments !
    24. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves aura, vetraio50, VioletOrange, blunderbuss2, Peasejean55, kyratango, AdeleC, Efesgirl, Mrstyndall and brunswick.
    25. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      This is fantastic Phil... What wonderful memories you must have!
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice for the comment, most appreciated.
    27. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks Rick55 for the nice comment !
    28. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the loves Celiene, jscott0363, vintagelamp, mcheconi, shareurpassion, TassieDevil, bijoucaillouvintage, racer4four, Caperkid, roddyq, charmsomeone, mikelv85, and sklo42 !
    29. akrodog akrodog, 5 years ago
      Awesome photo! Any chance you have SRV in your archive?
    30. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thank you akrodog, no chance on SRV, wish I had. He had such a short life and career, too bad :(
    31. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      From what did he die of, so young??
    32. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      He died from problems he had with drugs which caused his body medical problems.
    33. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Simply amazing artists. Both you and Andy.
    34. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Collectomaniac, I really appreciate that !
    35. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Again, the text accompanying your photo is wonderful! Great photo, too! I remember reading 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat as a teenager. This brings back memories!
    36. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you betweenthelens, I appreciate your comment !~
    37. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you Tom, most appreciated !~

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