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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story

Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story

Omnibus Press
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By Jordan Mooney, with Cathi Unsworth

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'If you've never read a book about punk, this is the only one you'll ever need.' New Statesman

The image of Jordan in her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop history. But nobody knows what was really going on behind those watchful eyes when Anarchy hit the UK.

How did a ballet-mad girl from sleepy Sussex make her way, via the clandestine gay clubs of Brighton and London, to 430 King's Road and the eye of punk's storm? Help shape a revolution and deal with the consequences of being in the spotlight so young? Share hair-raising adventures with McLaren and Westwood; The Sex Pistols; Adam and his Ants; Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol and then just disappear?

With commentary from key players including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Cook, Marco Pirroni, Holly Johnson and her partner behind the SEX/Seditionaries counter Michael Collins plus a wealth of never-before-seen images from Simon Barker, Sheila Rock and Harri Peccinotti Jordan finally reveals her outrageous life story.

'This is not just a great book - it is a real page turner. It is an important resource in the story of punk. In short, it is a 100% stone cold, 24 karat classic. Buy it or regret it' HiFi World

'Jordan's extraordinary gospel is here to set you straight... It's a book about fashion, fetishism, music, drugs, individuality, strength in adversity, death, reinvention and rebirth. But most of all it's the story of a pioneering spirit; the first punk on the block; a woman who empowered a generation and whose totemic inspiration changed the entire landscape of popular music.' Classic Rock 9/10

Publication Date: 02.05.19
ISBN: 9781785588365
448 pages

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