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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kevin Cummins photos

A couple of photographs of The Distractions taken by Kevin Cummins have appeared on the Getty Images website.  At the risk of breaking copyright rules or having to fork out several hundred pounds, we won't host the photos except for tiny thumbnails.

The first shows The Distractions in Manchester on 6th June (or July) 1979, and the photo was used in Paul Morley's NME article that year on 27th October 1979, Happiness Is Just A Distraction.  Click here to view the photo at Getty Images.

The second is from 6th February 1980 and is described as being "in a Manchester studio."  This would have  been Revolution Studios in Cheadle Hulme and was taken on the final day of recording for the Nobody's Perfect debut album (also Steve Perrin's birthday, which explains his cheerful demeanour).  Click here to view this one at Getty Images.

All images (c) 2010 Kevin Cummins.  Credit: Getty Images.

Website:  www.kevincummins.co.uk
Twitter:  @KCMANC


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