Category Archives: music

Johnny Rotten Lives

In the winter of 1977 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN hit the jukebox of CBGB’s. Punk had gone international. The song was #1 on the UK charts without getting airplay and the Sex Pistols further immortalized the hit by playing the nihilistic anthem on a Thames River cruise. The band never performed in New York, but the words to ANARCHY […]

SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN / Chuck Berry

Back in December 1959 Chuck Berry invited a Apache girl from Yuma, Arizona to work at his club in St. Louis. Police arrested the rocker on charges of violating the Mann Act i.e. transporting a minors over state lines. The girl was charged with prostitution and testified that she and Berry had had sex numerous […]

JOHNNY B GOODE / Chuck Berry and John Lennon

Back in 1972 ohn Lennon, Chuck Berry, Yoko Ono and other musician played JOHNNY B GOODE on the Mike Douglas Show, Yoko sang back-up until a tech thankfully pulled Yoko’s mike lead out of the amp. To watch JOHNNY B GOODE please go to this URL

Pablo Was No Asshole

Pablo Picasso’s career spanned decades, highlighted by GUERNICA depicting the fascist bombing of the Basque city. I saw the anti-war painting once. Maybe at the Modern Art Museum in New York. His ‘blue’ period painting were easier to hang on a wall than his Goya knock-off, but I’d love an Picasso, for the only valuable […]

Georges de Giafferi – Sado Maso