Hi! Same anon as before, I found the article of the bizarre picture online, scanned. Apparently he gave a whole interview in fishnet thighs in 1980 but I still don’t know the reason.

hello again! Syd explained the whole thing on this post: 

http://ritchieblackmore.tumblr.com/post/167071118742/hello-how-are-you-just-wanted-to-ask-about-a