The last time I saw Garth (1971)

This was taken at the wedding of my oldest brother, Jon, to his first wife. I was a bridesmaid and my brother Garth was dressed in his usual hippie-neo-edwardian style.

 

I always think of the Kinks song "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" when I look at this shot:

 

"...They seek him here, they seek him there,

In Regent street and Leicester Square.

Everywhere the Carnabetian army marches on,

Each one a dedicated follower of fashion.

 

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).

His world is built ’round discoteques and parties.

This pleasure-seeking individual always looks his best

’cause he’s a dedicated follower of fashion.

 

Oh yes he is (oh yes he is), oh yes he is (oh yes he is).

He flits from shop to shop just like a butterfly.

In matters of the cloth he is as fickle as can be,

’cause he’s a dedicated follower of fashion.

 

From "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" by Ray Davies of the Kinks

 

For more, see my blog entry The Last Time I Saw Garth

 

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Taken on November 14, 2005