The Digital Journalist
© Henry Diltz
I had been tour photographer for the Eagles; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Dan Fogelberg; America; The Monkees; Bad Company, and others, but this was 1979 and I was on tour with The New Barbarians. It was Ron Wood's solo album tour, and Keith Richards was in the band. It was like a Stones tour without Mick: less rules. Travel took place on a 737 but for the last concert in San Diego buses were used from L.A. except for Keith and Ron, who were to fly down in a small private jet. There was one extra seat and the road manager put me in it. Keith and Ron were in a good pre-concert mood and spent the hour in animated conversation. They were a captive audience, and come to think of it so was I.