Archive for May, 2011

Steve “Cardboard” Eaton

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Sadly Steve “Cardboard” Eaton passed away on March 3rd 2011 after illness. Steve was the figure on the Selecter first album sleeve of “Too Much Pressure” on 2 Tone Records. Back in ‘79 when I was at Chrysalis the picture was taken at Holborn Studios in Covent Garden by Rick Mann from a design that was inspired by an old 50s advert for Oldham Batteries. At Jerry’s suggestion for Steve to pose for the cover in the same position. So Steve came down to London from Coventry for that iconic picture. After 30 years I was fortunate to meet up with Steve and his wife Lindsey in 2009. A much loved and respected DJ in Coventry. A real gent.

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