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Jenny Lens Bio 2004

Jenny Lens Bio 2004

I wrote this in 2004. My attitude is far better, thanks to SO many great Facebook comments, messages, emails and IRL (in real life) encounters. Enjoy! I was born and raised in LA. I was a shy, introverted adolescent in the wild sixties of Vietnam protests, free love and sex due to the pill and no STDs, no AIDs, women’s liberation and civil rights. But the hippie generation were as messed up as any, far … Read...
Jenny Lens Ramones Numero Uno Fan

Jenny Lens Ramones Numero Uno Fan

by Richard Schaefer in Lisa Fancher’s “Street Life” fanzine. Proof I was the Ramones “numero uno fan and famous paparazzi in her own right.” In EARLY 1977!! Tantalizing sounds of the skirmishes of desire, of lips surrendering cheap kissed in the other room, brought torture to anyone who listened. We stood between the jungle and the stars, both of us trying to keep our balance as we fought. DEE DEE was a madman … Read...
Alice Bag Interview of Jenny Lens, MFA

Alice Bag Interview of Jenny Lens, MFA

Alice Bag interviewed Jenny Lens in 2004. Alice is considered by many to be the very first hard core singer with her radical band, the Bags,who first hit the streets in 1977. Their riotous show at the Troubadour, known for folk singers and laid-back rockers, is still talked about today. I always considered Alice a sweet, thoughtful, beautiful woman and never realized this side of her. She was and is a true … Read...
Punk Globe Interview 2009

Punk Globe Interview 2009

Interview circa 2008. Punk Globe: First can you tell us about yourself. Where you grew up and what inspired you to take photos? Jenny Lens: I was born in West LA, raised mostly in Northridge, near Cal State University, Northridge (where I later earned my BA in Art). I am really smart, curious, creative, talkative and helpful. My fellow students and teachers hated me. I was also fat and Jewish, a real … Read...
Jenny Lens Punk Stories and Photos, LA Library

Jenny Lens Punk Stories and Photos, LA Library

See tons of pix and hear untold stories about the birth of LA punk, interacting with New York and British bands, parties and good times. Lots here, so sit back and enjoy!! LA Library, January 10, 2015. 1 hr, 47 minutes of cool pix and stories. Buy photos at my Photostore. Please tell folks. Thanks!Please Donate to Legal Fund to retrieve stolen negs and slides.My archive cannot survive without your … Read...
April 1977 When Punk Broke Big in LA with Jenny Lens Punk Photos

April 1977 When Punk Broke Big in LA with Jenny Lens Punk Photos

 April 1977 was THE month LA punks came out in force, indicating something was happening which would change world music and culture. Along with New York and England, LA was happening! We gathered for the Cheap Trick opening for Runaways, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (April 1), opening of Bomp Records Store (April 9), Television (April 14), Blondie opening for Iggy, with the Sales Brothers and David Bowie (April 15), Bomp again with the … Read...
Obey Interview Exhibit Jenny Lens ONLY Woman Too Fast To Live, Too Young to Die Video

Obey Interview Exhibit Jenny Lens ONLY Woman Too Fast To Live, Too Young to Die Video

Talking about my photos at Shepard Fairey’s Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, Subliminal Projects. I was ONLY woman and earliest punk photographer in the exhibit. 2/25-3/26/2010. 2:46. Buy photos at my Photostore. Please tell folks. Thanks!Please Donate to Legal Fund to retrieve stolen negs and slides.My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks! … Read...
X Captured Decline as Seen in LA

X Captured Decline as Seen in LA

Whatcha listening to? I asked myself what suited my mood. X immediately came to mind. I don’t listen to a lot of punk. Got up and danced. Looked at some photos on my door. Thought of so many X shows and shot. None recently. That door is closed. I close my eyes and start dancing. Or look at images of them while dancing. Here and there. Everyone. On and off stage. Add the FACT the … Read...

1960s LA AM Fab Rock Radio Stations

I am so confused. I can’t figure out WHEN I listened to rock music as a teen in the 60’s. I immediately start singing and dancing the minute I hear a very vague note from Trader Joe’s speakers. Yesterday, I was dancing and singing along, as usual, but an older man started dancing next to me. An older woman told me I was a very good dancer. I smiled and thanked her. I … Read...

What the World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love

What the World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love. I absolutely LOVED this! I heard it on LA AM radio ALL the time! I listened to KRLA, KHJ (Boss Radio) and KFWB all the time! I LOVED this. EVERY time I heard it, I was so moved! I had NO idea SHE wrote it til recently! Jackie DeShannon was a TRAGICALLY UNDERRATED songwriter and singer. 1965, heck, all the 1960s, esp … Read...

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