Throwback Thursday


Three months after the release of her debut single 'Kids in America', Kim Wilde struck again with 'Chequered love'. It was released on April 27, 1981 - 35 years and a day ago. Just like the previous single, the song was written by her brother Ricky and her father Marty.

Ricky also featured on the single's sleeve, although he couldn't be recognised by most because they only saw him from the back. This week's Throwback Thursday photograph is an alternative shot from that photo session. Or, to be more specific: a polaroid photo taken during the session. It was 1981, so there were no digital cameras around to show the result of a picture taken. Polaroids were often the way to go, in those days... As you can see, this version is rather different from the end result.