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Jordan Mooney remembers David ‘Piggy’ Worth and Patrick Lichfield’s 50s photoshoot for The Beatles Rock ‘N’ Roll Music

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//Jordan Mooney and David “Piggy” Worth. From photo by Patrick Lichfield, 1976//

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//As they appeared in the Parlophone full-page advert for The Beatles compilation Rock “n”Roll Muisc, New Musical Express, June 26, 1976//

“He was a man full of wit and charm who always had an eye for new and exciting things. His special characteristics were kindness and forethought”

Jordan Mooney, 2016 

Following my recent blogs on the life of the late fashion model David “Piggy” Worth, here is a gem: Sex and Seditionaries superstar Jordan Mooney recalls her friend and in particular the time Worth urged her to join him in a 50s photoshoot by royal photographer Patrick Lichfield.

This was used for an advert and poster promoting Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, a compilation of previously released cover versions recorded by The Beatles between 1962 and 1970.

Mooney writes:

At the time I was wearing slashed-up, deconstructed 50s clothes and ballet wear. Piggy suggested I go to an audition for a photo shoot for a 50s-style poster that Patrick Lichfield was doing.

When I turned up at Patrick’s studio, there was a long line of very beautiful leggy and famous models waiting in the corridor. I was in tights, leotard and beehive with black made-up eyes and of course was not leggy at all.

I got the job.

In loving memory of dear Piggy

XX Jordan

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//From the publication’s ‘Nationwide Gig Guide’, June 26, 1976//

NB: The same issue of the NME lists a return by the Sex Pistols – with whom, of course, Mooney was strongly associated – on June 29 to central London’s 100 Club. Encouraged by promoter Ron Watts, the group played a series of gigs there that summer culminating in their headlining appearance at the September Punk Festival which brought the movement they were spearheading wider attention.

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Author: / Published: Oct 28th, 2016 / Category: 1970s, 430 King's Road, Advertising, Music press, Photography, Punk, Seditionaries, Sex / Comments: 2

2 Responses to “Jordan Mooney remembers David ‘Piggy’ Worth and Patrick Lichfield’s 50s photoshoot for The Beatles Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”


  1. Geraint Davies
    on Dec 30th, 2017
    @ 1:54 pm

    Hi Paul,
    Just googled David ‘Piggy’ Worth after a chance comment from someone saying she’d worked with Vivienne Westwood, and delighted to find all this stuff.
    I worked as a framer at Fix-a-Frame on the Old Brompton Rd from 1982-2001 and David came in loads, framing all sorts of stuff but a lot of it from his amazing collection of Beatles memorabilia. I think he original came in with Edward Bell the painter, back in the 80’s.
    He was often fairly out of it and latterly in poor health but he was a real sweetheart and we had many great conversations and he gave me a lovely picture of himself and Sara Stockbridge for Xmas 1990 after I’d helped Edward hang his painting show at the Polish Hearth Club in Princes Gate.
    I see that sadly he’s no longer with us. Such a lovely guy.
    Best wishes,
    Geraint.


  2. Paul Gorman
    on Jan 5th, 2018
    @ 1:05 pm

    Hi Geraint

    Great to hear from you – and great to hear that you connected with DW.

    All best

    PG

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