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1977
A New Wave broke on Gainesville
((( new wave )))


The Ramones — 
Blondie — Debbie Harry
Iggy Pop
Patti Smith
Television — 
Velvet Underground
The Police — 
The Clash — Too Big To Play? (Rock the Casbah)
King Missile — The World would have to End without Willie
1989 — Bill Hicks
1970 — “by invitation only”
parties in New York City. Later known, collectively, as “The Loft.
The first “Loft” party (1970) was called “Love Saves The Day.”
PARADISE GARAGE  
DJ LARRY LEVAN 
BERNARD FOWLER
BEAT STREET 
THE ROXY (NYC) 
DAVID MANCUSO
THE LOFT
STUDIO 54
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
CBGB (FILM)


The Last Poets
Gil Scott-Heron
1979Hip Hop Happens
THE ORIGINAL SUGAR HILL RHYTHM SECTION

Skip “Little Axe” McDonald (guitar)
Doug Wimbish (bass)
Keith LeBlanc (drums)

Living Colour (discography)
Tack>>Head (discography)
Little Axe (discography)
Bernard Fowler 

1980s  — Just Say No
1980Ronald Reagan
1981Shuttle
1982No Nukes
NYC Central Park June 12, 1982
1983 —  No Sell Out
Keith LeBlanc
Malcolm X (12″)
1984Keith LeBlanc  

w/ Betty Shabazz vs. Sugar Hill Records
((( the original hip-hop beat )))

1984BEAT STREET, Herbie Hancock Sound-System Keith LeBlanc (“King Of The Beat”) “NO SELL OUT” (Malcolm X) vs. Sugar Hill Records (Joe and Sylvia Robinson) w/Betty Shabazz.
1985Live Aid
Mick Jagger & Tina Turner
Farm Aid
We Are The World
Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones
Artists United Against Apartheid
Miami Vice
Adrian Sherwood, On-U Sound
Fat’s Comet,
Gary Clail
Mark Stewart
Bernard Meets Mick Jagger
She’s The Boss.
Jeff Beck Flash
w/ Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker (Production) Carmine Appice
1986Jeff Beck Flash Jan Hammer, Simon Phillips, Doug Wimbish, Steve Lukather, (TOKYO)
1987 — Living Colour Vivid, Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction, Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
1988The Young Americans 
The Second Coming of Mick Primitive Cool The Brothers of Sodom
1989Bill Hicks
Viciously Honest (“Patriot”/”American Scream”) “The Gospel According To Bill Hicks” (GQ)

“The Story Of Willie”
King Missile (downtown nyc)
((( apocalyptic opinion )))

 

sunday
month 11, 1980
vol 11 no 111
Truth Be Told
by Author

1980PARADISE GARAGE (NYC)
1981 — w/ Material One Down Bill Laswell
1982 — w/ Herbie Hancock  Future Shock
Larry Levan “Don’t Make Me Wait” (NYCiti Peech Boys) w/ The Smurfs Smurf For What It’s Worth
1983 — w/ Grandmixer DST Crazy Cuts, w/ Sinnamon I Need You Now
1984BEAT STREET (MOVIE)
THE ROXY (ROLLER RINK B-BOY CLUB)
CBGB (DOWNTOWN NYC)
Sly & Robbie  Language Barrier

1985Mick Jagger She’s The Boss
Jeff Beck Flash (w/ Doug Wimbish,  Jan Hammer, Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice)
1986 — w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto Futurista
w/ Philip Glass Songs from Liquid Days
w/ Public Image, Ltd. Album 
1987 — w/ James Blood Ulmer America – Do You Remember the Love? 
STETSASONIC — A.F.R.I.C.A.
Mick Jagger Primitive Cool 
w/ Jeff Beck, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Simon Phillips, Omar Hakim, Rachel Z (Trust The Universe)

“Young Americans”
Taking Mick for a Ride.
1988Mick Jagger (The Brothers of Sodom)
w/ Joe Satriani (The Extremist),Doug Wimbish, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Rip, Susie Davis, Tina Turner (TOKYO/ AUSTRALIA). They called it Mick’s “solo” career, but the three years after Keith and Mick announced the end of The Rolling Stones in 1985, represented a short was more a wild ride but we know now, that it was actually just a little longer than usual argument between Mick and Keith. At the time, the Rolling Stones were preparing for their Steel Wheels (reunion) Tour, and most media was saying Mick’s “solo” career had been unsuccessful, and that was made the reunion possible. Of course they weren’t listening. For those who were looking, they saw Mick pushed back in his seat, as a group of Young Americans took him on the most Wild, E-Ticket Rides.
w/ Bootsy Collins What’s Bootsy Doin’?
1989Friendly as a Hand Grenade
“Break Out The Bubbly” (Bernard brings Rhythm & Blues to Tack>>Head, and makes it clear that the band was Always American.

In 1967, Smith left Glassboro State College, and moved to Manhattan, New York City, where she began working at a bookstore with friend and poet Janet Hamill. There she met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, with whom she began an intense romantic relationship, which was tumultuous as the pair struggled with poverty and Mapplethorpe’s sexuality. Smith used Mapplethorpe’s photographs of her as covers for her albums, and she wrote essays for several of his books, including his posthumous Flowers, at his request. The two remained friends until Mapplethorpe’s death in 1989.[20]

Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be among the most influential and important people in her life. She calls him “the artist of my life” in her book Just Kids, which tells the story of their relationship. Her book and album The Coral Sea is an homage to Mapplethorpe.

In 1969, Smith went to Paris with her sister, and made a street living, busking and doing performance art, and poetry reading. (ANI DIFRANCO) When Smith returned to Manhattan, she lived at the Hotel Chelsea with Mapplethorpe. They frequented Max’s Kansas City on Park Avenue, and Smith provided the spoken word soundtrack for Sandy Daley’s art film Robert Having His Nipple Pierced, starring Mapplethorpe. The same year, Smith appeared with Jayne County in Jackie Curtis‘s play Femme Fatale. She also starred in Anthony Ingrassia‘s play Island. As a member of the Poetry Project, she spent the early 1970s painting, writing, and performing. (BERNARD LOST POETS)

Television — 

King Missile were among the regulars on the CBGBs stage.

(LIVING COLOUR)

 

A Florida Journalist, Photographer, and Art Director with an eclectic client list of individuals and organizations with musical, visual, educational, and editorial interests.

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