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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story - Paperback

Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story - Paperback

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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

'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
ISBN: 9781913172862
Extent: 464 pages

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