With international sales of 5m copies in 1964, the year of its release, the hit single My Boy Lollipop, sung by Millie, who has died aged 72, “opened the door for Jamaican music to the world,” said the producer Chris Blackwell.
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Debbie Harry circa 1976.
I love the story Andy Warhol told about her and boyfriend Chris Stein in his diary. He said they had two apartments: a large fancy one and a small shoddy one. They’d receive interviewers and photographers in the shoddy one to protect their “punk” image.
His death was announced by the radio station that is still broadcasting, who said: “In a pastime populated by unusual people, Ronan was more unusual than all of them combined.” He had been diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2013.
Musician, Artist, Activist, 1970s/80s LA Latina Punk legend
Alice Bag and Patricia Morrison: at Whiskey A-Go-Go. Photo by Mike Murphy
The Roxy, London 1977, Photo by Gus Stewart
Right before home cassette recording-tape became REALLY good.
I remember seeing this video at the punk-bar and club original EXIT, in Chicago, IL, way back in the day.
Special video edit made by Peter Michael Schmidt for Berlin Nightclub in Chicago, IL (June 23rd, 1986)