Cheers Steve. Was curious about your music in relation to Bill Nelson’s . Did you attend a Be Bop Deluxe show at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in early 1976, with David, Mick and Rob ? Did you have a favourite BBD LP, single, song or solo Bill material that you particularly admired, anything you admired in his playing, arrangements, singing ? All the best, A

I think I did attend the show in 1976 although it’s a vague memory. I thought BBD were a really interesting band at the time and the album ‘Sunburst Finish’ seems to be the most memorable for me. I liked the dynamic guitar-based arrangements that were equally really accessible songs and Bill was a great, understated front man. I’ve met Bill a few times in various circumstances, most recently at a concert we performed together for Harold Budd in 2005. Bill performed on the one Yukihiro Takahashi tour that I didn’t, in 1983 I believe, which I was sorry to miss.

I took these images when recording Masami’s album ‘Rice Music’ at Air Studios in … 1981 or 82 … not sure which.

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  1. These photos are so cool! I love Masami Tsuchiya and there are very few pictures of him I’ve seen, probably because I live in America. Hard to find. Thanks for sharing!

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