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Some of Eddie’s Friends

Jane Harvey (1980). Photo © by Marc Morrel

Jane Harvey in Tehran (1975). Photo © by Frank Seiple.

Jane Harvey in Tehran (1975). Photo © by Frank Seiple.

A lady friend in Lima, Peru

Daan de Jong (1942-2014) and Bill Levy conspiring (January 2011). Photo © by Susan Janssen

Daan de Jong (1942-2014) & Bill Levy conspiring (2011). Photo © by Susan Janssen

The virgin whore poetess Win Harms. Photo © by Amy Richman

The virgin whore poetess Win Harms. Photo © by Amy Richman

Wynn Heliczer. Photo © by Eddie Woods

Wynn. (Ides of March 2012). Photo © by Eddie Woods

Piero Heliczer (1937-1993) and Simon Vinkenoog (1928-2009) at Ins & Outs Press (December 1982). Photo © by Ira Landgarten.

Herbert Huncke (1915-1996) and Linda Twigg (1955-1996) in Amsterdam (November 1987). Photo © by Peter Edel.

Brion Gysin (1916-1986) preparing a hashish pipe at Ins & Outs Press (early 1980s). Photo © by Eddie Woods

Brion Gysin (1916-1986) preparing a hash pipe at Ins & Outs Press (early 1980s). Photo © by Eddie Woods

Soyo Benn Posset (1945-1994). Photo © by Peter Edel

Soyo Benn Posset (1945-1994). Photo © by Peter Edel

Sacha de Boer at Amsterdam’s Café Maxwell (2012). Photo © by Eddie Woods

Johannes van Dam (1946-2013) in the early 1980s. Photo © by Eddie Woods

Johannes van Dam (1946-2013) in the early 1980s. Photo © by Eddie Woods

bart plantenga (November 2013). Photo © by Einar Moos

bart plantenga (November 2013). Photo © by Einar Moos

Marina van der Heijden (1951-2012). Photo © Eddie Woods.

Gerry Abrams (1944-2010). Photo © 1999 by Eddie Woods

Richard Jurgens (2012). Photo © by Susan Janssen.

Bill Levy on Grans Canaria (2013). Photo © by Michiel Brongers

Bill Levy on Gran Canaria (2013). 74th birthday photo © by Michiel Brongers

Bruce Carpenter (wearing a Balinese udang).

Theo de Jong (Eddie’s Amsterdam hairdresser since 1979). Photo © by Eddie Woods.

Steven Taylor and Dominic Costa (in Amsterdam, July 2011). Photo © by Eddie Woods.

Nancy Meredith (June 2010). Photo © by Kevin Ryan

Nancy Meredith (August 2009). Photo © by Kevin Ryan

Yarre Stooker (Photo © by Marcel de Buck).

Yarre Stooker (Photo © by Marcel de Buck).

Ira Cohen (1935-2011). Photo (taken at Ins & Outs Press, 1980) © by Marc Morrel

Ira Landgarten (left) and Charles McGeehan († Oct 2002) at Ins & Outs Press (December 4th 1982). Photo © by Peter Edel

Hans Plomp (early 1980s) Photo © by Eddie Woods

Hans Plomp (2010) Photo © by Carol Walsh

Tate Swindell  at Eddie’s computer (Amsterdam 2010) Photo © by Eddie Woods

Tate Swindell in Eddie’s room (Amsterdam 2010) Photo © by Eddie Woods

Nadia Winstead (Amsterdam, Sept 2010) Photo © by Eddie Woods

Nadia and Tate (Amsterdam, Sept 2010) Photo © by Eddie Woods

Philip and Diane (2011—in San Luis Obispo, California). Friends of Eddie Woods (and Jane Harvey) from the mid-1970s: Tehran, Iran, where they all worked at various jobs; as well as Kabul, Afghanistan, and Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. They were together then and are still close friends. They also have a daughter, Anjuna. Another couple on the same scene were Frank and Barbara. Eddie had last seen any of them in San Francisco, 1976, when he stayed for a spell at Barbara and Frank’s. Although a postal correspondence was later kept up for two or so years, they somehow lost contact not long after Eddie and Jane left London in 1978. Then, in February 2011, Philip came across Eddie on the internet, Frank contacted him via the contact page of this website, and everyone was suddenly back in touch!

Frank Seiple and his wife Tricia Gomez (2009—in San Luis Obispo, California). Eddie and Jane traveled extensively with Frank Seiple and Barbara Doran in Afghanistan in the mid-1970s, and were also together in north India (Dharamsala) and northwest Pakistan. In 1974-75 they shared a big house in an Armenian neighborhood of Tehran (another occupant was the American advertising executive Mick Royston). At the time Eddie was the sports editor of the Tehran Journal, and in due course he convinced Frank to join him on the paper as assistant editor, a position he held until Eddie and Jane left Iran in the spring of 1975 and Frank became head of the sports department. Eddie stayed with Frank and Barbara for some two months in the summer of 1976, San Francisco. Then he met a beautiful young man, Floyd Anderson, and moved in with him. On August 28th of that year Eddie drove to Tucson, Arizona with an old friend from Bali and India (who was also a friend of Frank & Barbara’s), David Scott Lukas, whence he hitchhiked to New York via the Southwest and Deep South and up the eastern seaboard. After a brief sojourn in New York, he flew to London to reunite with Jane.

Diane & Philip (Kabul, Afghanistan 1975)

Diane in 1997

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