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Scrapbook 1980 through 1984
 
Punky with DREAMER - early 1980
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Ticket for Punky & DREAMER - January 8, 1980 - Cuckoo's Nest, Costa Mesa, CA






Punky behind the kit with DREAMER - early 1980







Punky Peru while a member of AMPAGE - 1981
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)


Peter in Hawaii while a member of AMPAGE - 1981
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






AMPAGE in Hawaii (Punky Peru, Mark Mason, Peter Allen, Henry Stone) - 1981
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)








Ticket for Punky & AMPAGE - June 17, 1981 - Club 88, Los Angeles, CA






Punky with DAMIEN - Late 1982
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)



Punky and Don Costa while in DAMIEN - early 1983
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)

 



Punky and Nikki Sixx - early 1983
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)







Photographer Rob Hewett took the first color photos of WITCH - May, 1983




Signed 1983 photo of Michael Williams (signed September, 2009)
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)





The ad for the first WITCH show - June 11, 1983

 


Review of show #2 - June 24, 1983 - The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA
(first known review of any WITCH show)

 



Detail of WASP's Live...In the Raw lp cover featuring the Blood Drive poster - June 24, 1983 - The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA

 


Ronny Too - (probably July 16), 1983 - The Woodstock, Anaheim, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)



(probably July 16), 1983 - The Woodstock, Anaheim, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)





 
 
Soundcheck at The Concert Factory - October 15, 1983 - Costa Mesa, CA
(photo by Claudio Iriarte)

 


(probably December 3), 1983 - Radio City, Anaheim, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Ronny and the Radio City crowd - (probably December 3), 1983 - Anaheim, CA
(photo by Punky Peru from atop his drums)







Punky at The Concert Factory, Costa Mesa, CA - December, 1983
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)







Peter & Punky with GREAT WHITE's Jack Russell - 1983
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Peter Wabitt - 1983
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)





By the end of 1983, WITCH was the ninth top-drawing "large venue" band on the club scene in Southern California.   Only WASP and LEATHER ANGEL were out-drawing them on the metal scene at the time.





Late 1983/early 1984
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






The 1984 THE HEX IS ON shirts were produced on both gray and red shirts.
The red one was very limited and sold at only a few shows.








The second WITCH T-shirt, just for the band and crew.  The crew's had "CREW" underneath the logo, while the band's just had the logo.  This one belonged to Punky - early 1984


 The official WITCH logo Rubber Stamp - circa early 1984




A fan-made drawing mailed to the band - 1984




Behind the scenes of the THE HEX IS ON cover photo shoot - mid-1984
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)





A collection of Ronny Too's guitar picks, 1984-1989






WORLD METAL REPORT - February, 1984








Fan Claudio Iriarte from Argentina saw WITCH at The Concert Factory on October 15, 1983.  After THE HEX IS ON was released, he framed the album along with pictures he took on that night.

(photo by Claudio Iriarte)








L.A. Times article - March 2, 1984




Punky celebrating his 23rd birthday - April 11, 1984




A Tapestry Artists promo photo (unsigned) with a ticket stub for the April 13, 1984
Culver Vets Hall show - Purchased on ebay in November, 2012, for $22.





Ronny Too - April 13, 1984 - Culver Vets Hall, Culver City, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






April 13, 1984 - Culver Vets Hall, Culver City, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Punky - April 13, 1984 - Culver Vets Hall, Culver City, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)

 




April 13, 1984 - Culver Vets Hall, Culver City, CA
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Champagne bottles from the First and Second Anniversary shows - June 30, 1984 (left), and June 15, 1985 (right) - Radio City, Anaheim, CA

 




Punky Peru - June 30, 1984 - Radio City, Anaheim, CA

 
 

 

Press release & photo from Radioactive Dreams - Summer, 1984





Ronny Too & Punky Peru on the set of
Radioactive Dreams - Summer, 1984
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Jim, Punky, & Ronny on the set of RADIOACTIVE DREAMS - Summer, 1984
(photo courtesy Punky Peru)






Press release for THE HEX IS ON lp - July, 1984




The Hex Is On advertisement from World Metal Report #4 magazine - 1984





Magazine ad for THE HEX IS ON - Summer, 1984




Metal Forces #6 magazine - Summer, 1984




Review from BURRN Magazine Japan - 1984







It's All Over magazine - 1984





Metal Forces magazine - Fall, 1984



The View Magazine - Fall, 1984
(The Magazine of Cypress College)