Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another gem

Steel Pulse on Soho Road, Handsworth [copyright Peter Mannox - click to enlarge]
Here's another gem of a photo of the 1978 line-up of reggae legends Steel Pulse, taken by Birmingham-born Peter Mannox and posted on his blog here. It was snapped at the entrance to a snooker hall on Soho Road, Handsworth and most likely was taken at the beginning of 1978. The line-up for the photo is (LtoR): Ronnie McQueen, Selwyn Brown, David Hinds, Basil Gabbidon, Michael Riley, Grizzly Nisbett and Phonso Martin. Peter was born in Handsworth, the band's backyard, and his photo-shoot was used by Island Records, who signed the band in October 1977 and released their first single and album the following year to unheralded success.



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