LETHAL AMOUNTS TURNS 1 YEAR OLD!
…and what better way to celebrate than to throw the party of the year!
We are flying out LEEE BLACK CHILDERS to exhibit his critically acclaimed and world renowned photo retrospective show entitled, ” DRAG QUEENS, RENT BOYS, PICK POCKETS, JUNKIES, ROCK STARS AND PUNKS” I cant think of a better event that encapsulates every element Lethal Amounts and our fans appreciate.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR SALE…
Performances by Squeaky Blonde, The Crazy Squeeze, plus a Q&A with Leee, Holly Woodlawn, and more surprise guests.
DJ Howie Pyro spinning the best music your sick little ears can handle.
This event is sponsored by Amoeaba Music, Frame Monster Design Labratory, Agony Productions, Kill Your Idols Books and KGB Studios…
A little background:
Leee Black Childers is and essential character from New York underground. He started taking photographs very early on but his career really kicked off in 1967 when he became Andy Warhol’s assistant at the Factory, alongside Gerard Malanga and Bridget Polk. Andy was a mentor for and rapidly introduced Leee to many artists and personalities, enabling him to become renowned rock and celebrity photographer.
Leee spent a lot of time at Max’s Kansas City, where many of New York’s poets, painters, musicians, and Andy Warhol’s “superstars” could be seen hanging out.
In 1971, Leee and several actors from the Factory went to London to perform the play “Pork” at the Roundhouse Theater. At an acoustic concert there he met quasi-unknown David and Angie Bowie, who were on a promotional tour for their Hunky Dory album, Lee took up the management of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour, this becoming a full-time employee of the MainMan Company. During this time he made many acquaintances and friends, including The New York Dolls, and took the very first photographs of them, long before they released their first album.
In 1973, he began to work with Mott The Hoople and then Iggy Pop and The Stooges. By the end of 1974 he was a regular at CBGB’s, the mythical club that spawned the American movement. CB’s was frequented by the likes of The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, The Dead Boys, Patti Smith and Television. In 1975 Lee was managing the Heartbreakers with Johnny Thunders, whom he had befriended several years earlier.
Leee and The Heartbreakers all went to London the following year and witnesses the soaring of the early British punk movement, with The Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, and the Buzzcocks, among many others.
Throughout all those years, Leee never stopped taking pictures. Most of them were initially meant to be personal photos, and the majority have not been published although they are very significant in terms of music and cultural history. Leee is a living legend and can tell his adventures through his photographs. Dont miss out on this historical event.