Sunday, June 24, 2007

Jimmy Appudurai Chua

"Jimmy Appudurai Chua was born in Singapore where he played guitar and harp with several bands during the 1960s including The Meltones, The Motif, The Bee Jays and Blues By Five before moving to London in the early 70s when The Straydogs landed a recording contract with Harvest Records (EMI).

Turning to rock photography, Jimmy photographed many famous legends such as Buddy Guy, Jack Bruce, Alexis Korner, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Pop Staples, Jimmy Smith, Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, Top Topham, Steve Winwood, Michael Kamen, Adrian Legg, Dave Gilmour, Blur, Manic Street Preachers and the Foo Fighters. Mostly photographing the artists live, Jimmy also did studio shots of The Yardbirds and The Pretty Things.

Jimmy's surname is often spelt incorrectly as Appadurai, even in Singapore's BigO Magazine for which he was an overseas contributor for many years. Now relocated to Liskeard, Cornwall, where he is enjoying the local music scene, Jimmy is planning to record some of his compositions in 2006."

Unfortunately these are the only photographs of his I can find.

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