Punk Rock FAQ in Pictures

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Books About Punk Rock, Published in 2007

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You Saw it in a Magazine.... Now See it Here

The Pandoras in Oui Magazine, 1985

The following photos were featured in Creem

Jett Idol
This shot was in 47 magazines all over the world!

In Joan Jett's Bedroom

Blondie, B-Girls, Bingenheimer Backstage

Jan Berry Meets Punks

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From my occasional column in Rock Scene

X on Lobotomy Night


Stiv Bators & Cynthia Ross

From the LA Reader

The Last

more to come!


The Whisky A Go Go

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On Lobotomy Night!

Outside the Starwood, Santa Monica Blvd. just west of Crescent Heights

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All these photos are from April 14, 1978 - The Jam headlined, Dickies and Eyes opened.

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Madame Wong's

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Marquee at the Chinatown location

Inside Esther Wong's office, West LA location (Esther Wong is the one standing)

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Rodney Bingenheimer

He's the original LA Punk Rock DJ - and at that, he's a kingmaker... the first guy to play The Germs! the first guy to play future superstars, Blondie, Billy Idol, The Go Go's... he's the Mayor of the Sunset Strip...Rodney Bingenheimer!

Rodney Bingenheimer & Friend

Penelope Avenger & Rodney

At KROQ with Penelope Houston of the Avengers

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Stiv & Cynthia at Rodney's Apartment

At home with Dead Boys singer Stiv Bators and Cynthia Ross of the B Girls

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On Sunset Blvd.

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At KROQ with Dead Boys singer Stiv Bators

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With Billy Idol at Billy's in-store at Licorice Pizza

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With Go Go guitarist, Charlotte Caffey

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Backstage with 20/20

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Backstage at the Starwood with Nick Gilder and Debbie Harry

Punk Rock Guitar Heroes

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They're not 70s punks... they're the guys 70s punks were influenced by!
Chuck Berry and Keith Richards

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Pat Smear of the Germs, 1977

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Johnny Ramone

Punk Hair Cuts

Here are some photos of people with punk rock haircuts.

Penelope Houston of the Avengers with Rodney Bingenheimer - Mayor of the Sunset Strip, 1978
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The Avengers
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Billy Idol has the BEST PUNK HAIR

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And how about Belinda Carlisle in 1978????
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The Notorious Kim Fowley

Kim Fowley
New York City, 2004

Ben & Kim
With Ben Blackwell of the Dirtbombs, 2004

Kim Fowley

Mick & Kim
With Mick Collins of the Dirtbombs, 2004
This photo is one of the many in the Dirtbombs double-cd, "If You Don't Already Have A Look" on In the Red Records

Kim Fowley's website is www.kimfowley.com
He's added filmmaker to his repetoire. Check out his latest (a film that I shot!) at its site, www.pinkcementmovie.com

Backstage at the Whisky A Go Go

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Belinda, Pleasant and Wyline

Belinda Carlisle, Pleasant Gehman & Rosemaire Patronette, aka Wyline

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Belinda with journalist Don Waller

Belinda backstage

Belinda and The Jonesez

Blondie, B-Girls, Bingenheimer Backstage

The B Girls meet Blondie's Debbie Harry & Nigel Harrison, Rodney Bingenheimer and Sabel Starr

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John Browner and Clem Burke - Jeffrey Lee Pierce is a reflection in the mirror

London Punks in Los Angeles

Sex Pistol Paul Cook, his road manager Rory Johnston and Slits guitarist, Viv Albertine

Stiv & Sabel Starr

Stiv Bators & Sabel Starr

Dee Dee & Stiv - your fave?

Dee Dee Ramone & Stiv Bators

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LeRoi Jones (Tubes dancer, LeRoi & the Lifters), Stiv & Lori

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Michelle Myers, Whisky a Go Go booker and Stiv, may they both RIP

Jeffrey Lee Pierce, 1980

Jeffrey Lee Pierce

backstage at the flesheaters show

and here's me!
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