Philippe Halsman Sammy Davis Jr., New York City 1965
“Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.” Sammy Davis Jr.
On the evening of Friday, December 5th, 1980, John Lennon spoke to Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott for more than nine hours at his apartment on New York’s Upper West Side and at the Record Plant recording studio. Three nights later, Lennon would be murdered as he was returning home from a mixing session. The interview had originally been scheduled to run as the cover story of the first issue of 1981, but after Lennon’s killing, Cott instead wrote an obituary for Lennon and ended up using very little from their conversations. In fact, he never even fully transcribed his tape. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon’s death, we present, for the first time, the full text of Lennon’s last major print interview: the joyous, outrageously funny, inspiring, fearless and subversive conversation Lennon shared with us that night, as he was preparing to jump back into the limelight after five years of private life with Yoko and their young son, Sean.
I want to break free!
Happy 66th Birthday Freddie!!
Sting © Helmut Newton
Happy birthday to Joe Strummer! The legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter would have been 60 years old. Jaded Punk has put together an excellent 20-song Spotify playlist, chronicling Strummer’s career from The 101s to The Clash to The Mescaleros.
Happy Birthday, Joe Strummer!!! RIP!!!