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Penguins in The Guardian

Oct 31st, 2012

The Random House/Penguin takeover prompted a visit from photographer Sarah Lee to shoot my collection of Penguin books for illustrative material for The Guardian.

One of her shots has already been used – a set of early 70s Raymond Chandlers with James Tormey jackets.

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Magazines: Paradise Garage in Harpers & Queen 1971

Oct 28th, 2012

//Outside 430 King's Road (from left) summer 1971: Unknown, assistant Lisa Petersen, manager Roly Poltock, designer Diana Crawshaw and founder Trevor Myles. Photograph: Julian Allason.//

Harpers & Queen ran this photograph of the short-lived but significant World’s End boutique Paradise Garage in the Shopping Bazaar section of the September 1971 issue.

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Vinyl: One Day I’m Going To Soar – Dexys

Oct 27th, 2012


Hats off to Kevin Rowland and his team for the vinyl release of Dexys’ album One Day I’m Going To Soar.

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Magazines: Pallant House 28 – Art From The Margins

Oct 27th, 2012

The new quarterly magazine from Pallant House is up to the excellent standards set by one of the UK’s finest galleries.

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Pamla Motown returns with a new version of The Artist T-shirt

Oct 26th, 2012

//1975: Models Kathy + Jeremy in Artist tees at a New York fashion show.//

//2012: One of Motown's two new versions.//

Designer Pamla Motown – cherished for her contributions to 70s fashion with a run of sensational designs for Mr Freedom and under her own labels – is back with a new version of her graphic “Artist” T-shirt.

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For the first time in 36 years the whole article: Forum June 1976 featuring SEX + Incognito Leather

Oct 25th, 2012

//Photo detail (from left): SEX customers Danielle, Alan Jones + Chrissie Hynde; Vivienne Westwood; assistant Jordan.//

As a follow-up to my recent post about the rarely seen 1975 interview with Malcolm McLaren in soft porn mag Gallery International, here is another exclusive: for the first time since publication in June 1976, the full article featuring McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s shop SEX in British sex guide Forum.

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‘Someday, Babylon will pay’ – Sleevenotes: Joe Gibbs, Culture, Two Sevens Clash, 1977

Oct 22nd, 2012

A fundamentalist Christian ideology which extends religious zealotry to the oppression of women, cowardly homophobia and celebration of the world’s least interesting drug. Not a lot to love about Rastafarianism, particularly for one raised in an atmosphere of hard-line Catholicism.

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Videos: Incapable Of Love – Dexys

Oct 19th, 2012

Here Kevin Rowland answers the Blokes Of Britain questionnaire.

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Antony Price, Peter York and the occasional Them

Oct 19th, 2012

//Showing Price The Look Of London map.//

Conducting the in conversation with Antony Price at London’s Fashion + Textile Museum earlier this week was fun.

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Photography: Baron Wolman + The Groupies

Oct 18th, 2012

//Trixie Merkin, 1968. Photo: Baron Wolman.//

My appreciation for the visual culture surrounding popular music was given a leg-up at an early age by a Christmas 1973 gift: Rolling Stone‘s photography compendium Shooting Stars.

Edited by Annie Leibovitz, Shooting Stars lined up a number of the magazine’s photographic contributors who had recorded the American rock music scene in its pomp.

//Front cover, Shooting Stars, Straight Arrow Books, 1973.//

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