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The year is 1981. Yes, long before founding American Photo Colorizing on July 4th, 2002 – yours truly led Hollywood’s popular New Wave-Power Pop recording band, The Bings.
Back in the early 1980s, we were on LA radio stations, such as KLOS, KLON, and KCSN, the legendary KROQ – and even appeared on Channel 9 television in Provo, Utah – while we were on tour. Thanks to the internet, our music has spread to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. That’s pretty darn cool!
In the photos below, taken at Doug Weston’s Troubadour in Hollywood – I’m wearing a purple jacket, playing guitar and singing.
The Troubadour has been one of Hollywood’s most famous nightclubs for over 50 years. The Byrds, Elton John, James Taylor, The Eagles, Neil Diamond, and so many other rock & roll stars have appeared onstage over the years.
Today, The Troubadour features photos of our band on its website, and the photo showing our name on the marquee has become sort of an “official” photo for the club, featured on websites around the world. Again – Pretty darn cool!
At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!
THE BINGS AT DOUG WESTION’S TROUBADOUR – HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (AUGUST 1981)
DAVID & MICK FLEETWOOD OF “FLEETWOOD MAC” ON BOAT TO CATALINA (SEPT. 1981)
THE BINGS WERE COMING TO CATALINA ISLAND TO PERFORM A CONCERT IN AVALON
THE BINGS – PUBLICITY PHOTO (SPRING 1981)
DAVID IN THE DISPLAY WINDOW OF BOMP! RECORDS & MAGAZINE (DECEMBER 1978)
NEXT UP IS THE BING’S 1981 POWER POP RECORD, “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE” – AS FEATURED ON A YOUTUBE CHANNEL BASED IN SPAIN. WE HAVE LOTS OF EURPOEAN FANS IN 2014, MORE THAN 30 YEARS LATER! OUR 45 RPM RECORD IS SELLING ONLINE FROM RECORD DEALERS FOR $85.00 (PLUS S&H).
IT’S BEEN HAILED (AND NOT BE US) AS “THE GREATEST POWER POP RECORD TO COME OUT OF HOLLYWOOD IN THE 1980s!
IF YOU’D LIKE TO OWN THIS RARE ’80S COLLECTIBLE (AND IT REALLY IS) – I HAVE A FEW COPIES IN MY PERSONAL COLLECTION. YOU CAN GET ONE BY CONTACTING ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’LL ADD TO THE RECORD – AN ORIGINAL 1981 BINGS PUBLICITY PHOTO. YOU CAN’T FIND ONE ANYWHERE ELSE – EVEN FROM RARE RECORDS DEALERS!
YOU’VE LOYALLY FOLLOWED OUR BLOG, AND KNOW I’M NOT HERE TO “HUSTLE” YOU. PHOTO COLORIZING IS MY TRADE – NOT RECORD DEALING.
BUT, IF YOU LIKE OUR BAND, I’M HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU WITH SOME RECORDINGS OF THE MOST EXCITING ERA IN POP MUSIC SINCE THE 1960s. I’M VERY PROUD TO HAVE PLAYED A PART IN IT.
PRICE: $75.00 (PAYPAL) (WITH “B-SIDE”, OH, NO!), PLUS $10.00 S&H (SAVE $10.00). SUPPLY IS DEFINITELY LIMITED. OUR RECORD HAS BEEN INCREASING IN VALUE, SO, I FIGURE, IT’S PROBABLY A PRETTY GOOD INVESTMENT, IF YOU COLLECT ROCK & ROLL RECORDS AND MEMORABILA. CONTACT ME AT: email@example.com. Price: $10.00 (PLUS $2.00 PAYPAL FEE).
THE BINGS MAKE NEWS IN ENGLAND’S #1 MUSIC PAPER, NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS! (2009)
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO HEAR MORE OF MY 1980s NEW WAVE BAND, THE BINGS, HERE’S 40 MINUTES OF A CONCERT IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA (DECEMBER 1981).
IF YOU’D LIKE TO OWN A STEREO MP3 OF THIS CONCERT, CONTACT ME AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRICE: $19.95 (PLUS $5.05 PAYPAL FEE) = $25.00 OUT THE DOOR – OR THRU THE WINDOW.
IT WAS A GREAT RIDE!