Category: punk rock

Debbie Harry getting carried away by Lester Ba…

Debbie Harry getting carried away by Lester Bangs, by Chris Stein for Punk Magazine, 1978, via theguardian

Blondie: Debbie Harry in denim

Blondie: Debbie Harry in denim

pattismithandrobertmapplethorpe:

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Artist Bettie Ringma’s polaroids at the CBGB with Debbie Harry, David Byrne, Patti Smith, John Cale, Richard Hell and the Vovoids, The Ramones.

Suzi Quatro with Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and Che…

Suzi Quatro with Lita Ford, Joan Jett, and Cherie Currie in Japan, 1977, via rock-book

Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, 1977, by Chris Stein.

Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, 1977, by Chris Stein.

John Lydon & Nora Forster, married nearly …

John Lydon & Nora Forster, married nearly 40 years.

‘Now there’s a saucy girl,’ he grins. ‘It’s love, you know. I’ve always loved that woman. And she knows it. When we met we didn’t expect to get on. We’d both been told the other was a bad ‘un. But blimey. Sparks flew. It was instant attraction. And that’s never gone. I never expected to feel like that. I never thought I was in any way attractive. Or anyone’s idea of a good date.

‘It’s volatile, the marriage. Which one isn’t? Nothing better than a good, full-on row. Get it all out. Say rude and nasty things. And then be sorry. Genuinely sorry, afterwards. 

“But you know I can’t think of a better woman on God’s earth than Nora. If we ceased to function as a couple tomorrow there would be no one else. Not ever. I mean it.’

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the …

Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, on the balcony of their Hotel Chelsea apartment, 222 W. 23rd St, 1971, by Gerard Malanga.

“We used to laugh at our small selves, saying that I was a bad girl trying to be good and that he was a good boy trying to be bad. Through the years these roles would reverse, then reverse again, until we came to accept our dual natures. We contained opposing principles, light and dark.”  ~Patti Smith, Just Kids

Joan Jett, The Runaways, via sydneyschuster

Joan Jett, The Runaways, via sydneyschuster

theunderestimator-2: Iggy Pop being the center…

theunderestimator-2:

Iggy Pop being the center of attention in Paris, 1977, as captured by Patrick Siccoli.

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Patti Smith, by Annie Leibovitz

Patti Smith, by Annie Leibovitz