I was fed up doing pictures of Yes for the N.M.E. I loathed the music, the pretencious capes,platform shoes, billowing hair, and keyboards in the round. Along came this kickass, not heavy on musical talent, London foursome- The Sex Pistols,scamming me for cigs and beer,causing utter chaos wherever they played, and providing my cameras with exciting pictures.
Joe Stevens To Tell His Clash Tales, October 12th: Wanna Hear About The Night Strummer Saw The Future???
JOE STRUMMER WAS STUNNED,AND APPARANTLY RETIRED THE 101’ERS AND BEGAN FORMING THE CLASH SOON AFTER
The Farren send off-affair (affray?), since his death last August from a stroke whilst doing a lead singing gig with his band The Deviants,at a club in London, could last for days,with hundreds of his friends gathering to rejoice in having known him.
I have pictures in it from when I was the first Wings Tour (Wings Over Europe)photographer way back in 72′, when we all had hair and I an mustache.
With his asthma attacks, cigs, weed, booze, che-mical ingestion, dodgy diet, and all it’s amazing he lived so long.