Go-Gos, 1977-1980. I loved photographing Belinda Carlisle, Jane Draino Wiedlin, and the totes adorbs Margot. A few shots of Charlotte Caffey with then-boyfriend, Leonard Phillips, singer of the Dickies, first LA punk band to get signed. Plus Jane with her then-boyfriend, Terry Graham, drummer for the Bags and Gun Club. And more, so let’s get started with some IDs and stories behind my photos. Plus so many of our friends. Good times.
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 […]
Memories creating my iconic X photos during performance during Decline of Western Civilization filming, Club 88, West LA, March 1980.
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 […]
Words cannot express how I feel looking at this collage of my X photos. SO many memories, such great music, being present when songs forming, debuts, evolving, parties, people (too many departed this realm), the dreams, the fullness of living. X were and remain my fave band of all time. Unlike other bands, a woman’s […]