‘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
'The true story of a life at the eye of punk's storm. A vivid patchwork quilt of punk as it took shape with some extremely insightful observations' Vive Le Rock
'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 Pop
'A first-hand insight into one of music's most outrageous times' The Daily Mirror Ireland
'This is not just a great book - and it is a great book - it is a real page turner. More than that, 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
'A frank, vivid document of the time.' Mojo, 4*
'Vividly captures the disruptive energy of the times' Q
Publication Date: 04.08.22
Extent: 464 pages
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