Patti Smith, Nov 11, 1976, San Diego. Knowledge quote. Jenny Lens, MFA

Learning and Wisdom Quote

Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ~Zen proverb. Patti Smith, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976. Buy Prints from Jenny Lens Photo store!

The Clash! 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980. Transcendent. Jenny Lens MFA.

Clash 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980

Photos for sale:  photostore.punkpioneers.com. Top and Middle: SOOC straight out of camera, no digital effects. Bottom: digitally altered. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Buy the top two and more: Jenny Lens Photo Store. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

Joe Strummer, Clash, 16 Tons Tour England, June 1980. Incredible. Jenny Lens MFA

Clash Joe Strummer, 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980

Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, England, June, 1980. Photos for sale: Jenny Lens Photo Store. Live photos: England, June 1980. Bottom: colorized, textured black and white image. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

Joe Strummer, Clash, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium March 3, 1980. Jenny Lens MFA

Clash Joe Strummer, Santa Monica, March 3, 1980

Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica (LA County), March 3, 1980. Photos for sale: Jenny Lens Photo Store. Joe Strummer Live and Backstage. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

Wattles Park Birthday Party, Tomata du Plenty, Liara May 28, 1979

Wattles Park Birthday Party for Screamer Tomata du Plenty, and Liara, w/her sister, Chase Holiday, May 28, 1979. RARE daytime event for LA Punks! Great, colorful fashions, predicting 1980s colors, prom dresses, chiffons, layers, etc. Pre-dating Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. Top photo is a fuzzy scan. Pre-dates MTV and the 1980s! WE SET TRENDS in […]

Screamers Debut May 28, 1977, Unforgettable!

Screamers hitting liquor store before their world premiere debut.  May 28, 1977 at Steve Samioff’s loft. He was publisher of Slash Magazine (way before the record company). One of THE most memorable experiences in the lives of those present who knew we were witnessing one of THE BEST bands ever. Certainly the best unrecorded band of all time. Seeing […]

Ghosts of My Town

Claude “Kick Boy” Bessy, in “Decline of the Western Civilization,” Part 1, directed by Penelope Spheeris, reads a letter to the editor of Slash Magazine, his role at that pioneering punk fanzine. He relates the tale wherein the writer is complaining about people who threw themselves onto the back bumper of the car and held […]

Screamers-01, 1977-1980

THE SCREAMERS WERE THE GREATEST onstage and off! I’ve TONS of ah-mazing photos. Tomata du Plenty was everywhere. There’s so much I want to share, but it’s been a tough week, redesigning this site from the ground up, adding tons of content. So lemme just say: everything you’ve ever read or heard about the Screamers […]

X, 1977-1980

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 […]

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