Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story

Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story

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By Jordan Mooney, with Cathi Unsworth

‘Jordan created punk rock. She was selling it on the front line.’ Adam Ant

The image of Jordan with her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop culture. From the counter of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s taboo-busting shop on 240 King’s Road, she helped shape a revolution.

But who was the woman behind it all? How did a ballet-mad girl from Sussex make her way, via the clandestine gay clubs of Brighton and London, to the eye of punk’s storm? What happened after she shared so many hair-raising adventures with the Sex Pistols, Adam and his Ants, Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol – and then just disappeared?

With commentary from key players and close friends including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Cook, Marco Pirroni, Holly Johnson, and her partner behind the SEX counter, Michael Collins – plus a wealth of never-before-seen images – Jordan reveals her outrageous life story.

Buckle up for a masterclass in true punk spirit.

‘Jordan was the original Sex Pistol.’ Derek Jarman

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

Publication Date: 04.08.22
ISBN: 9781913172862
Extent: 464 pages
Format: 
Paperback

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