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Punk and New Wave Musicians – Before They Were Famous…

Punk and New Wave Musicians – Before They Were Famous…

Above Photo: The mystery Couple, sporting a lot of hair.

The above photo is of Poison Ivy and Lux Interior also known as Kristy Marlana Wallace and Erick Lee Purkhiser from one of my favourite New Wave bands, The Cramps, who I was lucky enough to play gigs with back in 1979-1980, as recounted in my ’70s-’80s Punk and New Wave Memoir, Bombed Out!

This is more how I remember them back then, however:

The Cramps playing live at a gig in the US.

The Cramps playing live at a gig in the US. (© Eric Nelson.)

The Cramps in the late 1970s.

The Cramps in the late 1970s.

Lux and Poison were actually married in real life, parted only when Lux tragically died in 2009.

Poison Ivy onstage.

Poison Ivy onstage.

I have some enjoyable memories of watching the band and hanging out with them before gigs. They were a great bunch of people.

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