Willie Garvin

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About Willie Garvin

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    Wammer
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Personal Info

  • Location
    Huddersfield sadly!!
  • Real Name
    Mick

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    BOBC DENON DP6000
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    SME312S/RONDO BRONZE
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    HASHIMOTO/DPA 200S
  • Digital Source 1
    ESOTERIC SA60
  • Digital Source 2
    MARANTZ CD67SE
  • Pre-Amp
    TAG MCLAREN PA20R
  • Power Amp/s
    HARMAN KARDON PA2400
  • My Speakers
    LUMLEY REFERENCE II
  • Headphones
    STAX
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Willie Garvin

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    Happy New Year Richard, I'm glad your foot is on the mend & that you can get out & about.
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    Pete Mauney

    Thanks for this Tim & it is a clever idea & his images are very good. But I cannot see me having a go, I just haven't got the patience, unfortunately!!
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    HMV going into administration

    HMV: The rise and fall of a music icon https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46700080
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    ZEISS ZX1 Camera

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cHyAsHXKo https://zx1.zeiss.com/#shoot-3 http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2018/10/04/the-zeiss-zx1-may-be-the-ultimate-35mm-camera/
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    Chalkie Davies - Rock Photographer

    A link to where this is already on the Wam https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/131143-chalkie-davies-rock-photographer/?tab=comments#comment-2335499
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    Chalkie Davies - Rock Photographer

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05xd4yv/chalkie-davies-rock-photographer Note: Only seventeen days left to watch this on BBC iPlayer!!!! In the late 70s Chalkie Davies was a photographer at the New Musical Express, taking pictures of bands like Thin Lizzy, the Clash, the Sex Pistols and many more. Now, as his first major exhibition opens at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, and showing as part of BBC Music Day, he looks back on an extraordinary life, and old friends like Elvis Costello reflect on how Chalkie's images are so enduring. Chalkie Davies was born in Sully just outside Cardiff and his first job was as an engineer at Heathrow Airport. But he was always a keen amateur photographer and when he won a camera club competition in 1973 the door opened onto a career in rock 'n' roll. He was allowed in to take pictures on the last night of David Bowie's legendary Ziggy Stardust tour and the results were so good he never looked back. Joining the New Musical Express in the mid-70s, he was in the right place at the right time and became a favourite amongst the punk and new wave bands including the Clash, The Specials, Squeeze and Elvis Costello. Chalkie's pictures summed up the era and many are classics of rock and roll photography. But by the mid-80s he'd become disenchanted with the music business, where image mattered more than music. The death of his close friend Phil Lynott, leader singer of Thin Lizzy, led Chalkie to quit rock music. For 25 years Chalkie's collection of rock images remained hidden away until an invitation from the National Museum of Wales led him to bring them out for a new generation. This documentary follows Chalkie as he prepares for the exhibition, revisits his childhood haunts and reflects on an extraordinary career. There are contributions from many of the musicians he photographed including Elvis Costello, Chris Difford of Squeeze, songwriter Nick Lowe, the Specials mainman Jerry Dammers and punk poet John Cooper Clarke.
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    Thanks Tim. These were taken in Bury & the guy was a real character.
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