Sunday, January 04, 2009
January 4 - On This Date
It was on this date 23 years ago that Thin Lizzy bassist and frontman, Phil Lynott passed away. He was a formidable talent and fan of punk rock. We've often acknowledged him at Punk Turns 30 - and remember that night he jammed with the Plimsouls at the Starwood. You can read a tribute here: Hot Press Phil Lynott Anniversary Special from 2008
One year ago today, I embarked on the final year-long leg of my current touring exhibit, Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond. Coincidentally, it was Plimsoul Eddie Munoz who picked me up from the train, joined me for lunch and random Hollywood picture taking before taking me to the airport so I could hit the road.
The Unguarded Moments tour kicked off in October of 2007 and winds down at the end of this month. It is hanging at the Metropolis Gallery in Lancaster, PA. If you live in and around Central PA - or if you ever wanted to visit Amish Country and get a dose of vintage punk rock memories... you have until January 31 to do both in one fell swoop!
I love the irony and so will you.
This image of Blondie's Clem Burke is just one of the dozens on exhibit, and that you can buy. Even if you are not at the Gallery, you can still get one or more of the photos -- Metropolis Gallery is the dealer for this series of Punk Turns 30 images and if you are interested in owning one, by all means - click their name!
Both Eddie Munoz and Clem Burke play in power pop sensations, Magic Christian together. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming tour dates soon!