Diana Ross & The Supremes, Live At London’s Talk Of The Town, Motown MS 676, 1968
It’s a big no-no to take pictures in a casino. At best, you’ll be asked to stop, and at worst, arrested. But I have a fool proof method for pulling it off. Find a casino that was at one point the swankiest nightclub on Earth. Then find a still sealed copy of a live album recorded at said nightclub. Take said album into the former club and now casino, and look for the stage. Then ask to photograph said album on said stage.
Apparently, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney we’re in the audience in February 1968 when this album was recorded on this stage, all of which was a revelation to the staff that was working at the casino. They were so happy to see my record that they said I could take as many pictures as I want, as long as I didn’t show any players.
I had a harder time getting a photo of the album outside the building. I’m guessing by the looks I got that no-one in 2016 London knows that the now run down Hippodrome knows that it was once a very hip place, or what a vinyl record is. But no matter, it’s a sealed Supremes record coming home for a day.
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