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Poppy pictoral

It was 20 years ago today… that Andrew Poppy taught the orchestra to play.

Tying in with our new 3xCD box set Andrew Poppy on Zang Tuum Tumb we’ve trawled the archives to put together a special gallery of Andrew’s time with ZTT. On this page, you can view unpublished photos from concerts at The Value of Entertainment and Parc de la Villette, portraits by Anton Corbijn and a.j.barratt and more…

Picture info, from top to bottom:

1. On stage with The Lost Jockey, 1982. Poppy is third from right.

2. Early portrait by Anton Corbijn, a detail of which appeared in i-D magazine's February 1985 edition.

3. A hitherto unseen shot from the same session. (Anton Corbijn)

4. On stage with Ensemble Poppy at The Value of Entertainment concert at The Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1985.

5. Another classic portrait by Anton Corbijn, circa 1985, a black and white version of which was used in the Value of Entertainment programme.

6. Setting the stage - visitors arrive for the opening concert of Parc de la Villette in France. Poppy and Ensemble are suspended in glass boxes around the entrance. (a.j.barrat)

7. Close-up of Andrew during the performance - which was filmed and aired on News At Ten on UK TV. (a.j.barrat)

8. Back at Parc de la Villette - the morning after the opening night... (a.j.barrat)