Stricken in 1976, Ronnie Lane responded with ARMS, Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis, and his friends Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and Jeff Beck participated with others in a highly successful all-star benefit concert at Royal Albert Hall in September, 1983. The concert was such a draw that the performers agreed to a four-city tour for ARMS-America in late '83 which featured sell-out stops in Dallas, New York, San Francisco and L.A.
Michael Zagaris, known as 'the Z-man', offers the performer's eye view in his photography. Zagaris became the Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin; not vicariously but actually. He donned the make-up and ran down the tunnel onto the stage. As an insider in those days, he took photographs of what was, not what one expected to see, and as an insider today he does the same thing for 21st century bands and artists. As team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, a title he achieved in '73, and for the Oakland A's, Zagaris is sports' inside-out shooter. Ankles taped and knee pad-clad, he's the guy so familiar to the players that they see him as their own.