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 […]

Clash Bassist Paul Simonon: a few photos

These Clash photos are from the 16 Tons Tour. I took these March 3, 1980 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and June, 1980 in various English venues A sweet fan of Paul Simonon just Venmo’d money. She asked about photos of Paul Simonon, bassist of the Clash. I don’t have all these listed for […]

Jewish Punks 1974-80

Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, Patti Smith Group, Lou Reed, photographers, writers, managers were often Jewish punks. I compiled this list in 2005. I have poor Jewdar, kinda weird considering I am Jewish. But I didn’t grow up around a lotta Jews. Call me #clueless. I was stunned to find out so early punks were Jewish. […]

Blondie Vid

Debbie Harry, Blondie’s LA Debut, Wearing thrift store wedding dress and veil. Prints beautifully! You can see veil netting and embroidery on sleeves. ⁣ ⁣ TP is Tom Petty, which was spray painted on her dress, while backstage. YES, Tom Petty and Blondie performed on same bill! ⁣ ⁣ THEN THE great double bill of […]

Rik L Rik, F-Word, FWord, The Masque, February 1978. (c) Jenny Lens

Rik L Rik and F-Word, The Masque, February 1978

I photographed Rik L Rik and F-Word during a photo session at the Masque, February 1978. I dug up these negs and scanned them for a loving project celebrating Rik L Rik’s life and untimely, early passing. I am selling these for a limited time. I’m making serious changes regarding my punk archive. So if […]

Clash, Cramps and Damned

Joe Strummer, 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Left: Joe in color. Right: Joe in black and white. The Clash, 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Full Color. 16 Tons Tour, June 1980, England. Sepia.  (I shot in color, but this is how the image appeared in my camera. As if I changed it. No, […]

Germs Short Vid with Jenny Lens Punk Photos

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!

Go-Go’s 1977-1980 We Got The Beat!

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.

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