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Thread started 09/22/05 5:21pm

BananaCologne

*New Gallery Scans - Special Edition*

I thought that this scan of this particular review is deserving of it's own thread just because of the time and trouble it's been through to place it before you today. A kind lady called Roxie Pletcher ( www.roxiemae.com ) sent me this newspaper, which featured Prince on the front cover as well as a review of when the Purple Rain tour hit Indianapolis in April 1985. Because of the Katrina disaster etc, we feared it may have gotten lost or mislaid in the post - until luckily, it turned up today.

Because I have a reasonably small scanner, large format magazines, broadsheet newspapers etc, are very problematic to scan - so I have to piece them together by scaning bits of them at a time at high-resolution and then attempting to match them up like a jigsaw. This may sound easy, but trust me, it's trial and error, a little luck, and lots of patience.

Not that you'd be able to notice, but the front cover is actually made up of six individual scans alone. The two newspaper pieces you now see below actually took me most of this afternoon to get right - there's no point if you can see how it's done, right? wink As the saying goes, if a job's worth doing - it's worth doing well. I have also added the latest fresh scans I uploaded to the gallery today too.

But can I ask all of you guys who view this thread, to simply post your thanks to Roxie for letting us have this. (She was a more than a little surprised to find out that this old newspaper could actually be of some use and be preserved for thousands of Prince fans around the globe to enjoy) It's a little bit of history that could have so easily been binned after 20 years.

So please, take 10 seconds out of your day to show her your appreciation here.


My thanks Roxie! thumbs up!

with Metta,
B.C. x

PS: If anybody is interested in obtaining this newspaper (it is complete and in very good condition) and would like to make a decent offer for it, all monies will be donated on behalf of the Org directly to an appropriate Katrina Relief Fund where it can be used to its fullest extent (believe it or not most of the bigger charities cream a fair percentage off for 'administrative costs') I am also prepared to include a rare 8x10 photo of Prince from my own collection too. So... who wants to start the bidding? ...Do I hear 10?

Front page of The Indianapolis Star (2nd April, 1985)

What is not mentio...

© 1985 The Indianapolis Star / Rick Meyers


Review from The Indianapolis Star of a Purple Rain show at the Market Squar...

© 1985 The Indianapolis Star




Article on Prince's unnanounced tour rehearsal at First Avenue (21st March,...

© 1987 Rolling Stone magazine




Prince on the first leg of the Purple Rain tour (1984)


Prince & The Revolution perform a rousing version of 'Purple Rain' at the A...

© 1985 American Music Academy




Prince on the Love 4 One Another tour of America (Spring 1997)

According...


Prince on the Love 4 One Another tour of America (Spring 1997)

According...




Prince pictured during the very last 'Prince & The Revolution' show at Yoko...


Prince pictured during the very last 'Prince & The Revolution' show at Yoko...


Prince pictured during the very last 'Prince & The Revolution' show at Yoko...



Prince on the Act II tour of Europe (1993)




Prince performing at the Rock In Rio II festival, Estadio Maracana in Rio d...



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Reply #1 posted 09/22/05 5:33pm

Anxiety

THANK YOU!

Oh my god, those clippings bring back memories...I was there! It was my first Prince concert, and the first concert I'd ever been to in my life!

I totally remember getting the newspaper the day after the show and clipping those stories...I'm sure they're in a footlocker at my mom's place somewhere, but I haven't seen them in years...very cool!
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Reply #2 posted 09/22/05 5:40pm

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Thanks, Roxy and Banana. Those pics are so nice. The articles are somewhat interesting.
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Reply #3 posted 09/22/05 5:54pm

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Anxiety said:

THANK YOU!

Oh my god, those clippings bring back memories...I was there! It was my first Prince concert, and the first concert I'd ever been to in my life!

I totally remember getting the newspaper the day after the show and clipping those stories...I'm sure they're in a footlocker at my mom's place somewhere, but I haven't seen them in years...very cool!

oh my goodness, that is sweet!!! biggrin

and yes--big thanx to both roxy and 'nana for this...you did a superb job on piecing this together, man! thumbs up! hug
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Reply #4 posted 09/22/05 6:00pm

Anxiety

i still remember prince and the band taking their bows and walking off stage and the lights coming up after the third song, then hearing "APRIL FOOOOL." i went absolutely nuts. lol
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Reply #5 posted 09/22/05 6:05pm

BananaCologne

Anxiety said:

i still remember prince and the band taking their bows and walking off stage and the lights coming up after the third song, then hearing "APRIL FOOOOL." i went absolutely nuts. lol


giggle

29 views, 4 replies.... you guys really ain't trying hard enough. Is it really that hard to take 10 seconds to show your appreciation to Roxy for that?

confused

Oh, and do I hear 10 bucks? anyone...?
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Reply #6 posted 09/22/05 6:09pm

Anxiety

BananaCologne said:

Anxiety said:

i still remember prince and the band taking their bows and walking off stage and the lights coming up after the third song, then hearing "APRIL FOOOOL." i went absolutely nuts. lol


giggle

29 views, 4 replies.... you guys really ain't trying hard enough. Is it really that hard to take 10 seconds to show your appreciation to Roxy for that?

confused

Oh, and do I hear 10 bucks? anyone...?


hey, the scans triggered an acute case of post-euphoric bliss syndrome in me, what more do you want? lol
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Reply #7 posted 09/22/05 6:11pm

BananaCologne

Anxiety said:

BananaCologne said:



giggle

29 views, 4 replies.... you guys really ain't trying hard enough. Is it really that hard to take 10 seconds to show your appreciation to Roxy for that?

confused

Oh, and do I hear 10 bucks? anyone...?


hey, the scans triggered an acute case of post-euphoric bliss syndrome in me, what more do you want? lol


Not you.... THEM!

*points out of screen towards YOU LOT, and pulls best Bela Lugosi look* eek


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Reply #8 posted 09/22/05 8:43pm

Illustrator

Thanx Roxy! smile
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Reply #9 posted 09/22/05 10:09pm

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THANX bow

Sooooo cool smile
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Reply #10 posted 09/22/05 11:57pm

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BananaCologne said:

Anxiety said:



hey, the scans triggered an acute case of post-euphoric bliss syndrome in me, what more do you want? lol


Not you.... THEM!

*points out of screen towards YOU LOT, and pulls best Bela Lugosi look* eek


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Wait a minute,just got out of bed...
Thanx Roxy!!!

And thank U 4 the hard work wink
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Reply #11 posted 09/23/05 2:29am

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Thanks to Roxy and Banana for those scans! Very cool.
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Reply #12 posted 09/23/05 3:33am

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Cheers 'Nana and Roxy Hart, err, I mean Pletcher.
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Reply #13 posted 09/23/05 9:48am

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thanks Roxy and BananaCologne for your time and effort, another fine article saved from the landfill site, well done smile
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Reply #14 posted 09/23/05 10:14am

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WOW! That's awesome!! biggrin

and special thanks to Roxy for sharing! woot!
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Reply #15 posted 09/23/05 10:16am

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very cool! thumbs up! thanks, Roxy and Nana!!

no cash from me, though, i'm a starving freelance writer nowadays... confused
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Reply #16 posted 09/23/05 10:19am

SammiJ

THANK YOU!
MERCI BEAUCOUP!
MUCHOS GRACIAS!

worship

wow..biggups 2 roxy and nana

hug hug
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Reply #17 posted 09/23/05 10:25am

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Wow! eyepop That's like twenty years ago. Only women named Roxy would keep that paper somewhere safe.

Is that a real name 'nana?: Roxy Pletcher? Sounds like a Prince alter-ego giggle

Thanx for the time poured into this; IMO, time very well spend nod

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Reply #18 posted 09/23/05 10:31am

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This is terrfific stuff.

Well done, Nana - and a huge thank you to Roxy!!!



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Reply #19 posted 09/23/05 10:33am

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Terrfific???

Tremendous.
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Reply #20 posted 09/23/05 10:33am

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Excellent! Thanks to the both of you hug My father works the swap meet circuit and he is always bringing me old magazines and newspapers and records and posters of Prince. Most of the stuff has been in excellent condition nod

And you couldn't tell that you had to piece the scans together. It looks excellent nod Thanks Roxy for submitting the paper so we could all enjoy, brings back memories of a 14-15 year old Supa alone in his room rockin out to Prince music dancing jig
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Reply #21 posted 09/23/05 11:35am

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purrrrfect. very good!

thumbs up!

thanks Roxy! you rock

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Reply #22 posted 09/23/05 1:21pm

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Fantastic!! Thanks heaps and heaps (and even more heaps)!!
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Reply #23 posted 09/23/05 1:36pm

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thanks Roxy (i LUV that name) and 'Nana!

this is the prince -MF-ing- UNIVERSITY!

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Reply #24 posted 09/23/05 2:54pm

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I'll start the bidding ~ I ADORE auctions!!!! Tenn Dollars here! And if I give 10 more will 'Nana personally come to see me lol ? Thank you so much Nana and Roxy ~ gorgeous, spine tingly and extremely well done.
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. --Kahlil Gibran
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Reply #25 posted 09/23/05 3:38pm

BananaCologne

MoonSongs said:

I'll start the bidding ~ I ADORE auctions!!!! Tenn Dollars here! And if I give 10 more will 'Nana personally come to see me lol ? Thank you so much Nana and Roxy ~ gorgeous, spine tingly and extremely well done.


Thanks! And... I'll personally come and see you sometime... how's that? big grin
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Reply #26 posted 09/23/05 3:57pm

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BananaCologne said:

MoonSongs said:

I'll start the bidding ~ I ADORE auctions!!!! Tenn Dollars here! And if I give 10 more will 'Nana personally come to see me lol ? Thank you so much Nana and Roxy ~ gorgeous, spine tingly and extremely well done.


Thanks! And... I'll personally come and see you sometime... how's that? big grin

That would be completely fabulous!!!!!
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. --Kahlil Gibran
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Reply #27 posted 09/23/05 5:19pm

BananaCologne

420 views to 27 posts - those who haven't bothered, shame on you. Selfish much?

Because the above ratio seems to confirm the sad fact.

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Reply #28 posted 09/24/05 4:53am

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Thanks Roxy and Nana. Awesome pics! thumbs up!
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Reply #29 posted 09/24/05 7:42am

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Roxxxxyyyyy... thanks! You too of course, 'Nana!

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