Landers_poster_1972 1972 poster for the Landers Theater
0 Family Tree at the Landers Theater 1972
Family_Tree_Pic_of_House Rudi Valley Ranch 1972 was where Family Tree would turned into OMD
Good_Karma_Pass Signed to Good Karma for management Oct. 1972
Stan_Plesser Our manager in his favorite position - on the phone
Penn_Valley_1 First gig in Kansas City at Penn Valley Park summer 1972
Proof_Sheet_Phelps_Grove_2 From proof sheet of first OMD PR photo session at Phelps Grove Park 1972
Proofs_Phelps_Grove Proofs from Phelps Grove Park 1972
cowtown_ballroom_pass In late 1972 and early '73 we were in KC working at Cowtown where we learned the "concert" way of playing
Cowtown_Ballroom_RC Randle at Cowtown 1973
OMD_Washington_University_1972 St. Louis Washington University 1973
Glyn_arranging_RVR_Spring_1973 Before going to London to record our first album in 1973, Glyn and David came to Rudi Valley Ranch to work with us
Song_Run_Down_1st_LP Partial list of songs Glyn and David considered for 1st OMD album - 1973
Rehearsals_1st_LP_4 During reheasals with Glyn and David at Rudi Valley Ranch we're seen setting up for the back cover photo on the first OMD album
Eureka_Springs_Band At The Ozark Mountain Folk Fair and Music Festival late May 1973
London_Luggage_Tag June1973 we're off to London for a six week adventure
London_14 Upon arrival in London we were invited over for drinks @ Glyn's house - RC / Rusty C. / LML / Anderle and Karol Plesser
London_Randle RC & MG in The Donald van on the daily trek between Olympic studios and Headley Grange
OMD_s___Headley OMD's @ Headley Grange June 1973
OMD_Band_RVR OMD's outside their country home, Rudi Valley Ranch (RVR) during "shine" sessions
JDRVRshine__sessions JD awaits Glyn's next instructions, or there's a tick on his pant leg...
RCRVRshine__sessions RC always at the ready
LL_RVR_Shine Getting ready to record. The house at RVR was a couple hundred years old and had no air conditioning
SC_bug_spraying_RVR_shinesessions SC fending off the pesky insects @ RVR
RC_JD Many songs were written / worked up and recorded each day during the "shine" sessions @ RVR
Glyn_David_RVRshine__sessions Glyn in the moble recording truck from The Recod Plant, NY,NY. RVR "shine" sessions
SC_DA_LL David Anderle's motor home became "Dave's Ribs" and was the late late night hang out where the time was always 2:25AM (notice clock over David's head). Dave's Ribs never closed until the clock read 2:30, which it never did.
Rusty Rusty Chowning, Randle's older brother and co-conspirator
w_JanetRVRmorning_sickness__sessions Me and Janet recording a song we'd written together @ RVR during the "shine" sessions
August_Jam_Poster- Charlotte NC August Jam 1974
August_JamCharlotteNC__1974 Estimated attendance in excess of 200,000
LML_the_trout_farm1975 Photo shot at the old Nixa trout farm where we rehearsed
Glasglow_Scotland__1975 Ticket stub for our first ever concert in Glasglow. It sold out!
Apollo__Glasglow_1975 This might have been our best concert ever. They wouldn't let us leave the stage even though we'd run out of songs to play and had to start repeating songs we'd done earlier.
ReadingFest__1975 They said the crowd was 100,000.
Reading__UK-1975-stage-commons They had a two stage setup. Someone played on one stage as another act setup on the other.
Reading__UK-1975-crowd-3 The day we play it was cool and rainy and about half of these people weren't around
Some_gig_somewhere__1975 We played a string of dates with Emmylou, she was great and so was her band
OMD_w_Eagles_DesMoines_1975 Iowa at the end of July was "hot", too hot to hang around to watch the Eagle
__Caribou_Ranch Party down @ Caribou Ranch, Anna, Rune, Canaday, Jerry Mills, LML, David "Dick" Trask
Canway___Caribou Canaday @ Caribou Ranch during the making of Men from Earth
you_know_like_I_know_single_1976 Another good song goes nowhere
LML_Whisle_Test__1976 On The Old Gray Whisle Test, UK in 1976
Glasglow_for_a_2nd_time__1976 Don't remember a thing about playing here a second time, but obviously we did
Don_t_Look_Down_1977 Running out of good ideas for an album cover and title
Mississippi_River_Festival_July_1977 One of out favorate places to play just outside St.Louis
The_Can_Man Canaday became our opening act
Maurice Another adopted road persona of Canaday
RW_Canway_LL___Fox_Theater Rune, Canaday, LML backstage at the Fox Theater, St. Louis
SC_drag Steve looking oh so vogue for a video shoot. This is perhaps my favorate pic of him
LML_drag Getting dressed up for a video. Janet did my makeup and picked out the outfit
I'm posting a collection of old songs that have been lying around gathering dust. Most of them are demos made years ago, By going HERE you'll be able to listen to them while also viewing stories / lyrics and credits.