Sex And Punk Superstar Jordan Mooney Remembers The Beatles’ Rock ’N’ Roll

“He was a man full of wit and charm who always had an eye for new and exciting things. His special characteristics were kindness and forethought” Jordan Mooney, 2016

Jordan Mooney and David “Piggy” Worth. From photo by Patrick Lichfield, 1976

Jordan Mooney and David “Piggy” Worth. From photo by Patrick Lichfield, 1976

Following my recent blogs on the life of the late fashion model David “Piggy” Worth, here is a gem: Sex and Seditionaries superstar Jordan Mooney recalls her friend and in particular the time Worth urged her to join him in a 50s photoshoot by royal photographer Patrick Lichfield.

This was used for an advert and poster promoting Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, a compilation of previously released cover versions recorded by The Beatles between 1962 and 1970.

 

As they appeared in the Parlophone full-page advert for The Beatles compilation Rock “n”Roll Muisc, New Musical Express, June 26, 1976

As they appeared in the Parlophone full-page advert for The Beatles compilation Rock “n”Roll Music, New Musical Express, June 26, 1976

 

Mooney writes:

At the time I was wearing slashed-up, deconstructed 50s clothes and ballet wear. Piggy suggested I go to an audition for a photo shoot for a 50s-style poster that Patrick Lichfield was doing.

When I turned up at Patrick’s studio, there was a long line of very beautiful leggy and famous models waiting in the corridor. I was in tights, leotard and beehive with black made-up eyes and of course was not leggy at all.

I got the job.

In loving memory of dear Piggy

XX Jordan

 

From the publication’s ‘Nationwide Gig Guide’, June 26, 1976

From the publication’s ‘Nationwide Gig Guide’, June 26, 1976

 

NB: The same issue of the NME lists a return by the Sex Pistols – with whom, of course, Mooney was strongly associated – on June 29 to central London’s 100 Club. Encouraged by promoter Ron Watts, the group played a series of gigs there that summer culminating in their headlining appearance at the September Punk Festival which brought the movement they were spearheading wider attention.

 

Andy Warhol and Jordan - January 1, 1977

Andy Warhol and Jordan – January 1, 1977

Jordan and Johnny Rotten

Jordan and Johnny Rotten – by Ray Stevenson

Siouxsie Sioux and Jordan, Liverpool, 1978

Siouxsie Sioux and Jordan, Liverpool, 1978 by Ray Stevenson

Regine Parisienne Hostess Owns Nightclub New Jimmy's On The Boulevarde Montparnasse In France Seen With Punk Star Jordan (left). Regine Parisienne Hostess Owns Nightclub New Jimmy's On The Boulevarde Montparnasse In France Seen With Punk Star Jordan (left).

Regine Parisienne Hostess Owns Nightclub New Jimmy’s On The Boulevarde Montparnasse In France. Seen With Punk Star Jordan (left).31 Jul 1978. By Clive Limpkin

Musician Adam Ant and actress Jordan attend the opening of Britain's first Punk movie 'Jubilee', launched in Gate Two, David and Barbara Stone's new art theater in Russell Square, on February 28, 1978 in Bloomsbury, England

Musician Adam Ant and actress Jordan attend the opening of Britain’s first Punk movie ‘Jubilee’, launched in Gate Two, David and Barbara Stone’s new art theater in Russell Square, on February 28, 1978 in Bloomsbury, England. By Tim Jenkins

Jordan - 1977.

Jordan – 1977.

Jordan, Ant People, wearing face-paint, with no eyebrows, Adam & The Ants gig crowd, UK 1980s

Jordan, Ant People, wearing face-paint, with no eyebrows, Adam & The Ants gig crowd, UK 1980s – by Peter Anderson

Line-up Of Punk Musicians. Ltor Jimmy Pursey Peter Shelley Mark Henry Pauline Murray Rob Blamire Jordan And Howard Devoto

Line-up Of Punk Musicians. Ltor Jimmy Pursey Peter Shelley Mark Henry Pauline Murray Rob Blamire Jordan And Howard Devoto. 5 Aug 1986

Jordan (real Name Pamela Rooke) Former Punk And Actress Now A Veterinary Nurse And Breeder Of Burmese Cats In Seaford Sussex 1994. 15 Feb 1994

Jordan (real Name Pamela Rooke) Former Punk And Actress Now A Veterinary Nurse And Breeder Of Burmese Cats In Seaford Sussex 1994.
15 Feb 1994