Thursday, September 07, 2006

BOB MARLEY, LORD SYDNEY. CURRO DE UTRILLA, LEEN VALKENIER. IBIZA BULLRING DAYS.





















































Photo's above.
An old version of a mock-bullfight poster and a bullfight with El Codobes in Ibiza.

Several pictures of the old Ibiza bullring.

Event producer and owner of the Ibiza bullring (Plaza de toros) Curro de Utrilla with old friend and colleague event promotor Lord Sydney at the
private business club Ebusos.

Bob Marley entry ticket from the concert in the bullring.

Promotor Lord Sydney and Curro de Utrilla at the legendary Restaurante Juanito Bahia.

Fotos under Lord Sydney in action as a young mock-bullfighter and flamenco performer in the same old bulllring.

Audience during the show.





IBIZA THE OLD DAYS, WHERE ARTISTS, LEGENDS AND BOHEMIANS WERE FAMILY. THE OLD 'PLAZA DE TOROS' (BULLRING) WAS USED NOT ONLY FOR BULLFIGHT SHOWS BUT, ALSO FOR SEVERAL UNIQUE CONCERTS.





Photo - BOB MARLEY who gave a concert in the bullring and LORD SYDNEY who performed with his flamenco and bullfight demonstrations. 

The first thing Bob and Sydney did when they met was changing the plaza into a mini soccer/football field and play before the show.




Sydney in the Ibiza bullring in earlier days.

Drawing by artist William Linzee on the young show bullfighter Sydney made while in action in the Ibiza bullring.




THE IBIZA BULLRING DAYS.










Sydney advising and directing friend and  colleague TV writer Leen Valkenier during a fiesta campera bullfight show in the Ibiza plaza (Late sixties) Later he would also direct his own bullfight and flamenco shows and his weekly shows in downtown Ibiza for the rich and famous.

Photo under. Sydney with his dog friends Fatty and Tiki at La Marina during a first Ibiza documentary.

The young Sydney had been saving the lifes of many street dogs during the old Ibiza days.

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