Around 1976 a new kind of Pop Culture was born in and around London. There was a depression going on and youth unemployment was high. In those days many young people had enough of guitar or drum solos by renowned musicians from the seventies which lasted for 5 minutes or even longer. Fashion designer Vivian Westwood and Malcolm McClaren opened their first clothing shop in London and attracted many young people. In the shop rock ‘n roll music was played as well as reggae as music by American bands like the New York Dolls or the Heartbreakers. It didn’t take long before McClaren brought the Sex Pistols together and the rest is history. The music of the Pistols went down like a house on fire and within a few months bands like the Clash and Generation X were born. Suddenly it was possible for every band to perform or release singles or albums and they did it all themselves. Because these posters were only made to announce gigs or records many of the posters were lost in the years after. At the Mega Record and CD Fair the finest and most rare examples of these posters will be exhibited with a guest performance by Arturo Bassick (Lurkers, 999).
Mega Record & CD Fair Spring 2014 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht:
Saturday April 12th from 09.00 until 17.00 hours
Sunday April 13th from 10.00 until 17.00 hours.
More information: recordplanet.nl