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 […]
Short sweet vid of Germs, 1977-80 with Jenny Lens Punk Photos. Buy photos! Please tell folks. Thanks!My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks!
Germs photos, 1977-1980. I shot their first official photo session. Classic photos and rare images. Recorded on Facebook Live. Buy photos! Please tell folks.My archive cannot survive without your support. Thanks!
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 […]
Wanna know about THE fearless early women of punk? Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Alice Bag, Exene, Go-Go’s and others. Hear personal, rare stories about the fun, wild times we had, 1976-80. When we changed world culture forever. I’ve posted my classic and rare punk photos, stories and vids here at Punk Pioneers. Plus info […]
A few words about Darby Crash and the Germs. Click Title to Read More and See Photos!
My rebuttal to article claiming Punk saved the Whisky but then talked more about non-punk bands. Minimal about LA Punk bands. I could write a book. Read what I wrote (below or use link) after reading his long article. Why the fashion photo above? Author included photos of English punks with swastikas on their faces. Not in LA! Plus […]
Belinda wrote: “The following people have each, in some way, made a difference in my life, and I am so grateful… JENNY LENS.” Third line, after two LA pals who are very close to her, JENNY LENS.
I CRY with Gratitude every time I read or think about this. My name above so many famous people from all walks of life. Just re-read Belinda’s great autobio Lips Unsealed: A Memoir. I am thrilled she used ONLY my punk photos, 1977-1980.
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