One of my old friends, who turned up at Bourton on the Water, was the folk musician Ian A. Anderson. In the past, he commissioned artworks for his band Tiger Moth.
This image is Tiger Moth, for the album cover of the same name. Incidentally, I am often asked which of my paintings is my favourite. Tiger Moth is in my top three!
I titled this one Sextet. It was commissioned for Tiger Moth's album Howling Moth.
Obviously, Ian and I talked about old times, including the fact that we both played at the first Glastonbury festival. The stage was an old flatbed hay trailer, with a tarpaulin backdrop! I was with my band Squidd.
Another band I did artwork for at the time was Stackridge, whose manager generally rejected my album art ideas. This was one of the fallen:
Thankfully, it turned out to be one of my top-selling posters!
The Stackridge boast was that they were the first band on at the first Glastonbury Festival! Well before The Rolling Stones made their Glastonbury debut in 2013!
Ian A. Anderson was always a great Michael Moorcock fan and remembers meeting him at my exhibition in 1985 at the Langton Gallery, Kings Road, London. He was interested to know that I am currently working on a deluxe collector's edition of Stormbringer.
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