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All posts from Paul Gorman

10th August '17 1 1354

Delirious New York: Bobby Busnach’s Photos of Gerry Visco, The Park Royal Hotel, the South Bronx scene and Boston’s The Other Side

20th July '17 0 491

Soho Italianate: Gordon Moore’s Adverts for Vince Man’s Shop in Ark Magazine 1957

Launched in 1950, ARK was a veritable hothouse for design talent as well as a barometer of young British ar

17th July '17 0 4506

Anita Pallenberg In Underwear, Boots And A Bag: 1967 And All That

A couple of years back I interviewed Anita Pallenberg (6 April 1942 – 13 June 2017) for Mojo magazine. The subject was the scene in and around the King’s Road in 1967.

3rd July '17 0 547

Sharks: The Return of The Sharkmobile

This was guitarist Chris Spedding’s Pontiac Le Mans which – at the behest of their record company boss Chris Blackwell – was decorated with fibreglass shark’s teeth and a fin and appeared on the back cover of the group’s debut LP First Water

19th June '17 2 1078

Rabble-rousing Caroline Coon, Eric The Tramp and the Oz obscenity trial

Photographer Joe Stevens has dug deep into his archive for these three gems from his time with the underground press in London in the early 70s.

13th June '17 0 310

'Nobody Is Going To Beat Me': King Cassius Clay Sings 'I Am The Greatest'

“I represent the Negro government. I’m a fifteen-million-dollar-a-year man and you’re nothing but a policeman."

12th June '17 0 1713

Chrissie Hynde and Kate Simon Wear Malcolm McLaren's Sex Pistols Smoking Boy Tees

The T-shirts worn by Simon and Hynde were among the first variants of a limited edition designed by Malcolm McLaren to promote the newly formed Sex Pistols.

31st May '17 0 799

Sukia - The Dream Machine (1997)

Sukia came out of Silverlake with a vaguely sinister vibe, a clutch-bag of odd samples and a whole other set of references, many from Mexican-American trash culture.

21st May '17 0 1130

Michael Hochong's "Life of Flamboyant Excess" In 1970s Knightsbridge

In the 1970s, the French/Hawaiian/Chinese exquisite ran the Knightsbridge restaurant Michael’s (opposite the more famous establishment run by another Michael, Mr Chow)

17th May '17 0 497

Vinyl: John Cooper Clark’s Innocents EP

Chance encounters with heroes can be tricky, but bumping into John Cooper Clarke outside the Festival Hall late one evening last week proved pleasurable beyond all expectation.