12 Apr 2012
|In the early 70's, Danny Benjamin nobly assisted by Colin Wild, also made the stage gear for the original Heatwave (pop group).|
|Wild about Colin|
13 Aug 2015
|I am so glad to had stumbled across this article.|
For many years I have asked people if they could remember Colin Wild and his Carnaby Street clothes shop.
In 1979 I was fitted and suited by Colin with a stage suit for a tour we were about to take throughout Europe. Bright red satin Bowie type of genre. [Coaster 70's - 80's band]
I remember Colin commenting on how skinny I was - all 9 stone wet through back then!!.
He was an eccentric character of which 'sadly' there are so few these days
I last saw his name in print in a book titled 'Bright Lights Dark Days' by TG Gayner - if you like nostalgia and a good true story full of interesting facts about the late 70's music scene and those involved in the scene back then - read it, its a great read.
Does anyone know what became of Colin and his shop?
|Colin Wild Costumier|
28 Feb 2017
|Yes I remember I/we used to drop into his little costume laden shop in Newburgh St W1 in the 70's & up to mid 80's. |
Colin was quite a character in his catsuit or whatever went as fashionable at the time but his shop was very often a drop in & pass an hour or so 'venue' for me in my soho days. as it was many performers of all sorts of genres.
Back in the very late '80's I was told by another artist that colin had died of a heart attack sometime towards the late 1980's, I still have a costum wedding dress made by him as a reminder of those heady west days & nights, never heard colins name for years till I came across this site