Joe Strummer & Paul Simonon, London 1978
oh - my - gosh
The Clash at Cardiff Top Rank 1978 ‘Sort it Out Tour’. Great gig, with Slits supporting.
hearing your favorite song live is probably the best feeling in the world
*classic rock fandom crying*
Ian Curtis : Manchester, January 1979 - Photograph : Kevin Cummins.
58 today. rip
“When he came forward through that chorus, literally my eyepiece steamed up, and I’m thinking, ‘Fucking hell, this is amazing. He is incredible’. We shot that first take, got to the end, and everyone – up in the gantries, eating their sandwiches, reading the paper, painters working on another set – just burst into applause. We all just knew we’d seen another era of superstar.”
~ Steve Barron, Director, Billie Jean (1983)
“He was very sweet. He came to our apartment. My mother cooked dinner. He was very easy to be with. There was a genuine sweetness about him. And treating everybody the same way. Didn’t matter who it was — my family, the crew. The only time he expressed [a production demand], and again it was out of compassion — the older man is getting mugged and gets pushed at one point. And we did it a couple of takes and he was nervous about that. He didn’t want anyone to get hurt. We didn’t know if we had it on film and we said, Let’s do it again. And he begged me not to do it again. He said, ‘Please, this shouldn’t be violent.’ So I didn’t do it.”
~ Martin Scorsese on Michael Jackson, Bad (1987)
Happy 55th Birthday, my dearest love.