The Creation Records Family Tree
Nico photographed by Steve Schapiro in Times Square, New York City.
John “Jah” Lydon in Jamaica, 1978.
"Wedlock In Dreadlock": The punk & reggae connection weekly tribute (pt 3)
Another punk musician that was really deep into reggae stuff was John Lydon, even since his "Johnny Rotten" early days with The Sex Pistols. Following their break-up, he took a three-week trip to Jamaica in 1978 with Don Letts, filmmaker/resident rastafarian DJ of The Roxy Club of Jamaican origin (in his first trip to his motherland), music journalist Vivien Goldman, photographer Dennis Morris and Virgin Records head Richard Branson, scouting for dub/reggae talents.
During his stay there and in order to avoid getting a suntan, Lydon reportedly wore a black woolen overcoat, motorbike boots and a black hat that made him look like "Lee Van Cleef", according to Don Letts, but most important, it was that trip, its vibes and the whole interaction that helped him conceive his next project, PIL…
Photographed with Don Letts in photos 1,2,10, Vivien Goldman in photos 1 & 2 and local musician Big Youth in photos 3, 6, 7 & 8.
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Debbie Harry by Chris Stein, 1978
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Family Tree, NME, 15th September 1990
This is a downloadable image. It’s 9Mb plus, so you can blow it up to very big without losing resolution. There is a stupid size one at 28Mb (or 30Mb if you want it with the original tinting and page-yellowing on the folds of the composite sections) should you have a predilection for printing it onto a bed sheet… Ask nicely and I’ll find a way to get it to you.
As with The Cult Family Tree this was originally a photopost before it was a scan. Originally posted on July 12th 2013 when, along with a bunch of other significant clippings, it turned up amongst my poor vinyl. Later, around February this year, I posted a large high-res scan made up of composite pieces jigsawed back into a whole. Sadly it wasn’t satisfactory so I deleted it almost immediately, fully intending to put it back up properly soon after, when I could re-work the individual scans, as I said so in the similar The Cure post.
Well, stuff happens. Not least a major house move, but here it is.
Bunny Livingston, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh: The Wailers
Early Heartbreakers photographed by Bob Gruen.