Interesting photo of Randy Bachman, Richard Perry and Burton Cummings

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  1. IMMusicRulz

    IMMusicRulz Strat-Talker

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    This photo has to be from 1977 at the earliest, because that was when Burton and Richard Perry were working for Portrait Records at the now closed Studio 55 (God, I miss that studio!)

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    Burton is playing the piano and Randy Bachman looks to be playing what looks like a Martin D28 acoustic.
    Jeff Porcaro played drums on that record, and I think Bachman played Gretsch, Les Paul and Strat on that record too.
    I always liked Richard Perry as a producer, but geez did he squeeze a lot of creative juice out of his clients!

    But if any of you find this photo interesting, let me know.
     
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    That looks like 1970 to me. Mr. Bachman is wearing a 1970 Canucks jersey bearing the number of Orland Kurtenbach the first Captain.
     
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    Wow, you know hockey eh!

    Great image - saved!

    I'd think earlier as well. Burton and Randy were not very chummy in '77. Could be wrong, often am.
     
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    I think that's '77 or '78. Burton did that Georgie Fame-ish version of You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet on his first album. This may even be later, because him and Randy reunited for the Together Again show in '83 I believe.
     
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    I'd say D-35 as the 28 series did / does not have fretboard binding.

    Is a great image regardless. :) I still love The Guess Who.
     
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    I don't know when the pic was taken.....but to me it doesn't matter.....I loved The Guess Who....

    I liked their pop tunes that were hits for them and I really liked some of their later albums...

    My all time favorite album is "So Long Bannatyne".....

    I see stuff from Burton Cummings on Facebook all the time....love it.....
     
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    According to Burton Cummings himself (I think) on pinterest:

    Richard Perry, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings...Los Angeles 1977. Working on the "My Own Way To Rock" album. Randy played on Charlemagne, Song For Him, and Come On By. This was at Studio 55 on Melrose, which is long gone now.

    https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/307722587008503480/
     
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    Makes sense as IIRC 1970 was the last album Randy was on as he was well into BTO and first album by 1973.
     
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    I guess I am just surprised Mr. Bachman would be wearing a 1970 jersey in 1977. Kurtenbach was the Head Coach by then.

    Typically, hockey fans wore current jerseys in those days. I dunno. I wore a Maki jersey until it didn't fit because I met him and he was a cool guy, someone I could look up to.

    Bachman is not wearing a replica. Perhaps it held some meaning for him?
     
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    Good point but folks are still wearing band shirts from decades ago…:)
     
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    Cool photo! That would be a D-35... as Strato mentioned, the binding, and you can see the bracing for the three-piece back.

    I met Randy once. My ex-wife's dad was his personal doctor, and he came to the grand opening of his new medical office.
     
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    Ah yes, the bracing. That cinches it.
     
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    Here is an interesting video of Richard Perry calling Amy Winehouse one of his favorite singers.