Punk Photo Holiday Descriptions

File Name Photo Title Photo Description
1-CouldThisBeArt-1920 Ah, Could this Be Art? Could This Be Art? Saw this billboard spray painted on Sunset Blvd where Crescent Heights on the south turns into Laurel Canyon on the north, heading west. Quickly parked car, took a quick shot, and fled, cos there really wasn’t parking available. Doncha love it! So much fun! PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale #Punk
AliceBagMBElvis78-02-24-01c Alice Bag, Masque Benefit, Elvis Feb 24, 1978 Alice Bag holding Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” card seen in “American Sabor” book in English & Spanish for the Smithsonian Museum Exhibit, taken at the Masque Benefit, Elk’s Lodge, Feb 24, 1978. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #AliceBag #Masque Benefit #ElksLodge #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
AliceBagMBSmithsonian78-02-24-02 Alice Bag, Masque Benefit, Smithsonian Feb 24, 1978 Alice Bag in traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit, “American Sabor.” Masque Benefit, Elk’s Lodge, Feb 24, 1978. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #AliceBag #Masque Benefit #ElksLodge #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
BlondieBride77-02-09-02-10 Blondie Bride, Debbie Harry, Feb 1977 Debbie Harry, Blondie’s LA Debut, Wearing thrift store wedding dress and veil. “TP” is Tom Petty, on the same bill. Chris Stein mentioned THIS photo on Debbie’s book tour, Fall 2019. Now YOU can own this, museum quality print. Such fun memories! Whisky, Feb 1977. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Blondie #DebbieHarry #Whisky #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
BlondieBrideVeil77-02-09-02-12 Blondie Bride Veil, Debbie Harry, Feb 1977 Debbie Harry, Blondie’s LA Debut, Wearing thrift store wedding dress and veil. Prints beautifully! You can see veil netting and embroidery on sleeves. I literally stood right beneath Debbie, next to the Whisky stage. Whisky, Feb 1977. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Blondie #DebbieHarry #Whisky #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
BlondieFlr77-02-16-07-14 Blondie on Floor, Debbie Harry, Whisky Feb 1977 Debbie Harry, Blondie’s LA Debut, Whisky Floor, Feb 1977. THE INfamous Photo which got me banned from shooting Blondie again. Yet THIS PHOTO became LEGENDARY. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
CarsRic79-09-28-35c Cars, Ric Ocasek, Midnight Special Show Sept 28, 1979 Ric Ocasek, The Cars, Midnight Special Taping, September 28, 1979. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Cars #MidnightSpecial #RicOcasek #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #RockPhotosForSale
ClashEng80-06-28c-red Clash, 16 Tons Tour, England, Red floor, June 1980 The Clash, 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980. (red floor) Most. Amazing. Live. Band. Ever. Published in various books and mags. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Clash #England #16TonsTour #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ClashEngland80-06-15c-backlit Clash, 16 Tons Tour, England Backlit, June 1980 The Clash, 16 Tons Tour, England,1980. (Backlit) Most. Amazing. Live. Band. Ever. Published in various books and mags. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Clash #England #16TonsTour #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ClashJoeSMCBS80-03-03-26c Clash, Joe Strummer, 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica Civic Backstage March 3, 1980 Joe Strummer, The Clash, 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Backstage, March 3, 1980. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Clash #JoeStrummer #16TonsTour #SantaMonicaCivicAuditorium #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ClashSMC80-03-03-18c Clash, Joe Strummer on his knees and Mick Jones, 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica Civic March 3, 1980 The Clash! Joe Strummer on his knees and Mick Jones, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, March 3, 1980. Most. Amazing. Live. Band. Ever. Published in various books and mags. My black and white photos were stolen from the lab. Thankfully I have my color slides. SMC didn’t allow photographers. I knew some of their road crew. I stood on the stage, near Paul, (stage left or right side of audience). PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Clash #JoeStrummer #MickJones #16TonsTour #SantaMonicaCivicAuditorium #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ClashSMC80-03-03-20c Clash, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica Civic March 3, 1980 The Clash! Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, March 3, 1980. Most. Amazing. Live. Band. Ever. Published in various books and mags. My black and white photos were stolen from the lab. Thankfully I have my color slides. SMC didn’t allow photographers. I knew some of their road crew. I stood on the stage, near Paul, (stage left or right side of audience). PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Clash #JoeStrummer #MickJones #16TonsTour #SantaMonicaCivicAuditorium #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
Cramps78-06-00-3h CrampsTropicana Motor Hotel Room, June 1978 The Cramps, Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, Nick Knox, Bryan Gregory. Tropicana Motor Hotel, June 1978. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Cramps #TropicanaMotorHotel #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
DamnedBomp77-04-16-1-29 Damned, Bomp Records Store April 16, 1977 The Damned were the first British punk band to play in LA. Whatta wild bunch they were! So much fun! Bomp Records, North Hollywood (the valley), April 16, 1977. This photo published widely. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Damned #BompRecordsStore #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
DeadBoys77-11-13-03-23a Dead Boys, November 13, 1977 Dead Boys, Stiv Bators, Cheetah Chrome, The Starwood, November 13, 1977. This image is opens “Punk Encyclopedia” from Sterling Publishers (Barnes & Noble). MY photos filled that book! PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #DeadBoys #StivBators #CheetahChrome #Starwood #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
DevoBob78-09-00-10c Devo Bob September 1978 Devo Bob. Circa 1978. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Devo #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
Divine-Mark-78-06-01 Divine at Fiorucci, Beverly Hills, June 1978 Divine and Mark A Martinez at Fiorucci, Beverly Hills, June, 1978. Seen In “I Am Divine” Documentary! PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Divine #Fiorucci #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
FWord78-02-17c FWord, the Masque, February 1978 (17c) F-Word, the Masque, February 1978. Robbie “Posh Boy” Fields arranged for me to photograph FWord. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #FWord #RikLRik #Masque #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
FWord78-02-28 FWord, the Masque, February 1978 (28) F-Word, the Masque, February 1978. Robbie “Posh Boy” Fields arranged for me to photograph FWord. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #FWord #RikLRik #Masque #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
FWord78-03-01-1c FWord, the Whisky, March 1, 1978 (1c) F-Word, the Whisky, March 1, 1978 (I believe). PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #FWord #RikLRik #Whisky #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
GermsDarbyMasque77-11-23-3-34 Germs, Darby Crash, Masque Nov 23, 1977 Darby Crash, the Germs, The Masque, November 23, 1977. Darby channeling Iggy. Kurt Cobain always raved on about Darby. They both killed themselves. Infamous photo. Published in books, mags, docs, CD and DVD booklets. Bootlegged everywhere. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Germs #DarbyCrash #Masque #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
GermsLornaTrash77-06-00-1-09 Germs, Lorna Doom, Trash June 1977 Lorna Doom, Germs Bassist, First Official Germs Photos. Sunset Blvd, near the Roxy, June 1977. When Lorna passed, January 2019,I cried and cried she was gone. Later it hit me: MY photo was online. Everywhere. NO CREDIT! LA Times wouldn’t give me credit when I begged them! More tears realizing MY photo had such an impact on so many. Artists deserve credit. Wanna piece of history and help save my archive? This all costs time, money, energy, focus, my life. Thank you. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Germs #LornaDoom #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
GoGosPoseSW-80-03-00-6c GoGos Pose Starwood March 1980 Go-Go’s Jane, Gina, Charlotte, Margot, Belinda. Starwood, March 1980. Soon became THE most successful and legendary all girl band. They got the beat. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #GoGo’s #BelindaCarlisle #JaneWeidlin #CharlotteCaffey #Margo #Starwood #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
JoanJettJohnnyRotten-78-03-09-01c JoanJett and Johnny Rotten, Whisky March 9, 1978 Joan Jett and Johnny Rotten at the Whisky, March 9, 1978. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #JoanJett #JohnnyRotten #Whisky #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
PattiSmith76-11-11-3a Patti Smith on her knees, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976 Patti Smith on her knees, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976. I taught myself how to develop film and make prints. I developed these incorrectly, hence the glow. No retouching! This is how the original negative looks! I had to print on high contrast paper. Cool! Patti has used this image many times for many years. She credits my images to “Jenny Stern.” I repeatedly asked her to use my legal and biz name, Jenny Lens. But ya know, she’s Patti, who inspired me to get into punk. Her shows memorable and unique. For that, I’m grateful. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #PattiSmith #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
PattiSmith76-11-11-4a Patti Smith, on her back, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976 Patti Smith on her back, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976. I taught myself how to develop film and make prints. I developed these incorrectly, hence the glow. No retouching! This is how the original negative looks! I had to print on high contrast paper. Cool! Patti has used this image many times for many years. She credits my images to “Jenny Stern.” I repeatedly asked her to use my legal and biz name, Jenny Lens. But ya know, she’s Patti, who inspired me to get into punk. Her shows memorable and unique. For that, I’m grateful. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #PattiSmith #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
PiL80-05-04-03-26 PiL John Lydon and little boy, Olympic Auditorium, May 4, 1980 PIL, John Lydon and boy in audience, Olympic Auditorium, May 4, 1980. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #PIL #JohnLydon #OlympicAuditorium #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
RunawaysJoanJLitaWh77-08-27 Runaways, Dueling Guitars, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, August 27, 1977 Dueling Guitars, Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Runaways, Whisky, August 27, 1977. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #JoanJett #LitaFord #Runaways #Whisky #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ScreamersBusBench77-04-30-4-21 Screamers Bus Bench, Gower Gulch, April 1977 The Screamers on Bus Bench. Gower Gulch, Spring 1977. Totally spontaneous. Just a typical day in Hollywood at Sunset and Gower, location of the earliest westerns. The first punks encountered a “little old lady” waiting for the bus. “Violent World” was an infamous Screamers song. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #ScreamersOnBusBench #GowerGulch #TomataDuPlenty #TomatoDuPlenty #KKBarrett #TommyGear #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ScreamersDebut77-05-28-5-31 Screamers Debut, May 28, 1977 The Screamers Debut, Slash Loft, May 28, 1977. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC used THIS image in their 2013 Fashion Gala Catalog for “Punk: From Chaos to Couture.” PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Screamers #TomataDuPlenty #TomatoDuPlenty #KKBarrett #TommyGear #MetMuseumPunkGala #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ScreamersProfileTrio77-04-09-4-31 Screamers Profile Trio, April 9, 1977 The Screamers Profile Tommy Gear (keyboardist songwriter), KK Barrett (drummer and future Oscar nominated Production Designer and Art Director), Tomata du Plenty (songwriter singer). North Hollywood, April 9, 1977. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Screamers #TommyGear #KKBarrett #TomataduPlenty #TomatoDuPlenty #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
ScreamersStreet77-04-09-4-27 Screamers Street, April 9, 1977 Screamers Trio KK Barrett (drummer and future Oscar nominated Production Designer and Art Director), Tomata du Plenty (songwriter singer), Tommy Gear (keyboardist songwriter). North Hollywood, April 9, 1977. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #Screamers #KKBarrett #TomataduPlenty #TomatoDuPlenty #TommyGear #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
SexPistols78-01-14-43c Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones (Jonesy), Winterland, January 14, 1978 Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Winterland, San Francisco, Jan 14, 1978. Their last show with Sid Vicious. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #SexPistols #SidVicious #JohnnyRotten #SteveJones #Winterland #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
TomWaitsChuckEWeiss79-06-29-3-37 Tom Waits and Chuck E Weiss, Shangri-La Studios June 29, 1979 Chuck E Weiss, Tom Waits, Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, June 29, 1979. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #ChuckEWeiss #TomWaits #ShangriLaStudios #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #RockPhotosForSale
XExeneBillyDJDec80-03-15-01-17 X, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, DJ Bonebrake, Decline Of Western Civilization filming, Club 88, LA, March 1980 X, Billy Zoom, Exene, DJ Bonebrake, “Decline of Western Civilization” filming. Club 88, March 1980. Published by Rhino Records and elsewhere. PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #X #BillyZoom #Exene #DJBonebrake #DeclineOfWesternCivilizationFilming #Club88 #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
XExeneJohnDeclineHoriz80-03-15-8c X, Exene Cervenka and John Doe, Decline Of Western Civilization filming, Club 88, LA, March 1980 X, Exene, John Doe, “Decline of Western Civilization” filming. Club 88, March 1980. Widely published and acclaimed image. Taken in the midst of a wild crowd! PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #X #Exene #John Doe #DeclineOfWesternCivilizationFilming #Club 88 #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale
XExeneKneel80-03-15-16c X, Exene Cervenka kneeling, Decline Filming, Club 88, March 1980 X, Exene, “Decline of Western Civilization” filming, Club 88, March 1980. Iconic image chosen by Exene for “Live at the Masque” CD/cassette cover. Book and magazine cover. Widely published and acclaimed image. Taken in the midst of a wild crowd! PunkPioneers.com #HolidayGift #Donate #SavePunkPioneersJennyLensArchive #X #Exene #DeclineOfWesternCivilizationFilming #Club88 #JennyLens #PunkPioneersDotCom #PunkPioneers #PunkPioneersJennyLens #PunkPhotosForSale

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