Saturday, 19 March 2016

RARE AND UNSEEN DEPECHE MODE PHOTOS FROM 1986 COURTESY OF DEPECHE MODE CLASSIC PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

If you've been keeping up with these blogs, you'll have noticed that a lot of the photographs I've been using have been labelled "courtesy of Depeche Mode Classic Photos and Videos." What is Depeche Mode Classic Photos and Videos though? Well, it's a private Facebook group that has fairly limited membership, where people share their rare Depeche pictures. The group have very generously let me raid their archives this month and I thought a post showing a selection of pictures from the Black Celebration era might be a cool thing. I've chosen several pictures that I think very few people will have seen and not bothered with lots of obvious ones such as stills from videos. Hopefully, there will be something here you'll like.

I could have used loads of pictures but I thought I'd better limit it somewhat. Thanks very much to the Admins Andy, Markus, Dennis, Deb, Michael R, Michael L, Fabrice, Bobotie and Linda for letting me go crazy with the pictures.

If you choose to use one of these pictures elsewhere, don't credit me, credit Depeche Mode Classic Photos and Videos. Ok, here we go:

FROM RECORDING BLACK CELEBRATION TO THE START OF THE TOUR

On the stairs at Hansa



Playing Stripped on Wogan (U.K. TV show)

Photoshoot London 7 March 1986

Meeting Swedish fans during tour rehersals


THE BLACK CELEBRATION TOUR - UK AND EUROPE


Fresh faced on day 1 of the tour


Cover of the tour itinerary given out to the band and crew
Glasgow 6 April 

Opening HMV Nottingham 11 April 1986


Martin not enjoying being photographed, Movenpick Hotel, Munster, 19 May

Photoshoot, Rotterdam Hilton 24 May 1986

Martin looking very Martin like, Rotterdam Hilton 24 May

THE BLACK CELEBRATION TOUR - NORTH AMERICA



Tour Itinerary for US Leg


Backstage Radio City Music Hall, New York. Who said Depeche Mode are depressing?

Photoshoot, New York, June 

Martin arriving at Radio City Music Hall




Local Crew t-shirt for local crew tour workers

Casual Mode, Irvine Meadows 14 July

Live, Irvine Meadows 14 or 15 July

THE BLACK CELEBRATION TOUR - JAPAN


Martin in Osaka 21 July


Martin and Fletch Nagoya 22 July
Tokyo 23 July

THE BLACK CELEBRATION TOUR - EUROPE, FINAL LEG

In Cannes, being tanned 5 August

Dave, Nimes, 8 August

Fletch pretending he can't see what Martin's wearing, Bayonne 12 August


Gold Disc Presentation, Copenhagen 15 August
Fletch meets his public, Copenhagen 16 August


POST CELEBRATION
Playing Stripped or A Question OF Time, Peter's Pop Show, Dortmund 22 November


Photoshoot 22 November


1986 Christmas Card front (Cannes again)



And that's that. Your photgraphic (deliberate pun) journey through 1986. Hope you had fun.





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