Only available in limited numbers, the 2012 Mod Chronicles calendar is now available to order – and it features images not previously seen in the Mod Chronicles books.
The front cover features the original This Is A Modern Life book, which is being revised and republished next year. The images within the calendar all relate to that book, but importantly, all are unissued snaps. Specifically, they are:
January: 1979, at the release of Quadrophenia in Leeds (Photo: Steve Riding – Comment: Dave Whittaker).
February/March: London in 1984/85, the emergence of the Stylists (Photos: Caron Malcolm – Paul Hallam – Comment: Rob Messer).
April: The first rally of the year (Photo: Claire Strickland – 1989).
May: Back in Soho (Photo: Caron Malcolm – 1984 – Comment: Des Mannay).
June: Hayling Island Rally (Photo: Caron Malcolm – 1985 – Comment: Paul Hallam).
July: Waiting for a very hot summer… (Photo: Enamel Verguren – Brighton – 1999).
August: Meeting at the King Lud… (Photo: Kim Tonelli – 1995).
September: Birmingham, last rally of the year… (Photo: Kim Tonelli – 1996).
October: Carnaby Street in 1984… (Photo: Paul Hallam – Comment: Darren Russell).
November: … Carnaby Street 25 years later (Photo: Charlotte Farrow – 2009).
December: Cover of the new edition of This Is A Modern Life – Mod Chronicles volume one – completely corrected, with a slightly different jacket than the first edition.
Just 200 have been printed, which isn't many, so if you want one, get in quickly. Manu is selling them via eBay, you can get one for £7 including postage.