Catalogue No: CH001JF
Artist(s): Chic
Location: Hammersmith Odeon, London
Date: October 1979
Era: The 1970’s
Edition: 30/30/30
Print type: Traditional Darkroom Print (Hand printed from the original negative)
Paper type: Ilford Warmtone Fibre Based paper

Chic owning the stage at the Hammersmith Odeon in October 1979.

Mat Snow, MOJO Magazine describes “Was there ever a better shot of Chic than this one taken at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1979? Rodgers and Edwards lock into that rarified near-trance only to be achieved through prolonged exposure to Blue Note records – yet all four members cannot help but groove to the same beat. Which doesn’t begin to do justice to the descriptive resonance of the photograph: this is a picture you can hear.”

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, “One of my favourite ever gigs was Chic at Hammersmith Odeon in 1979. From the start everyone was on their feet dancing”. Rock’s Backpages founder, Barney Hoskyns was there too. He says in his review “The show totally swept me off my feet and transported me to a place of heavenly ecstasy.”

It is also Nile Rogers’ favourite live picture of the band. To him the image is an affirmation to himself “Nile, you worked so hard to bring this music to the people –- job well done!”

This image is available as a 20×16″ silver gelatin print in an edition of 30. It is also available as a giclee print at sizes A1 or A0 from an edition of just 10. All prints are numbered, signed by Jill Furmanovsky and come with a certificate of authenticity.