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!

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Gogo Belinda and Terry Graham, drummer for Bags and Gun Club, Sunset Strip, August 1977, Jenny Lens, PunkPioneers.com

Saturday is Alright for Hanging Out on the Streets

What is it about Saturday (Friday too) nights that I feel on a cellular level?  Was it coming home for photographing of lovely opening to find all hell broke loose in my apartment building? Moved into paradise until a despot took over. Lady MacBeth and Professor Moriarty (think meaner and vicious). Without detailing it, let’s […]

The Masque

My photos comprised the majority of photos in Live at the Masque: Nightmare in Punk Alley. My photos were used for all the covers, backs, interiors, and booklets for the 3 CD set, Live at the Masque, produced by Exene Cervenka of X. You can see footage of me whipping lead singer Tomata du Plenty, when […]

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!

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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