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Postby Thomas on 16 Feb 2007, 17:26

I found this rare picture on the net.
Lou is Lou, but is this woman Lou's mother? (Toby Reed) I compared this picture with the one's in the Bockris bio...

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Postby Lisa on 16 Feb 2007, 22:22

I knew this photo and wished to use it sometimes :wink:
Well that's not the matter.

About the woman on the picture, you can see a plate (not sure about the word :roll: ) near the window, with a name on it.

If someone could read it better than I do ...

Sorry Thomas, no precise reply :?
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Postby hookywooky with Lou on 17 Feb 2007, 08:26

Yes, I've seen it too, great photo!

I wonder if Lou is gesturing to the photographer in fun or if he's upset.

It was taken by photojournalist Janet Macoska. I've sent her an e-mail -- don't know if it will come to anything but it's worth a try.

Being in what looks like an office, my guess is the lady is an agent of some sort or possibly from record company (Arista). IMO definitely not Lou's mother, who is blonde in the Bockris bio photo.
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Postby hookywooky with Lou on 18 Feb 2007, 00:30

I received the following very nice reply from Janet Macoska:

"The lady in the photo is Marge Bush, who was the music director of WIXY Radio, one of the last top 40 radio stations in Cleveland. Lou was in town to promote his record (I think Sally Can't Dance) and the RCA rep took him around to all the major stations. The progressive album-oriented station, WMMS, was the main station playing him, but RCA, of course, wanted to pull a single off the album and Lou had to go to the Top 40 station.

Marge Bush is taking a call, Lou obviously isn't thrilled to be there, and is turning on the RCA-hired photographer (me) to show his displeasure.

He kind of went hot and cold the whole day. He'd be fine in some situations, like visiting the main record distributor in town to say "hi" and then being let loose in the warehouse to pull as many albums as he could carry (he liked that). I don't think he liked parading around to the stations very much.

Anyhow....thats the story. Glad you like the photo.

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Postby Serge on 18 Feb 2007, 00:52

Thanx for the info Hookywooky! This pic however is not taken during the promotion of Sally Can't Dance (given the fact that Lou was blond back then) as Janet Macoska states. It's taken late seventies. I think more around Street Hassle or The Bells although not for sure.

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Postby Thomas on 18 Feb 2007, 13:05

Thanks a lot Hooky!
It's great to know the story behind the picture!
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