Costume Designs for 'Slade'
'Take Me Back 'Ome'
Between 1972 and 1975 I designed and made costumes for the rock band Slade. Slade were a Black Country band and they used my father's jazz pub in Bilston, Wolverhampton, when they were back home between gigs and recording. In 1972, Chas Chandler, their manager, previously manager of Jimmy Hendrix and ex-Animals Bass guitarist, gave me the task of turning a 'skinhead' rock band into a 'glam rock' outfit. 'Hey Mamma' I think we were 'all Crazy!' Great fun! Great times!
A selection of original idea sketches and some photographs of the band in costume and performance.