Posts Tagged ‘Style Icon’

Style Icon : Joe Strummer

June 30, 2010

Very little will be said about Portugal’s defeat at the hands of the Spanish last night in Cape Town, other than to reference the inspiration for this month’s Style Icon, Spanish Bombs by The Clash.

Style Icon : Joe Strummer.

photo : Morrison Hotel

Strummer was the frontman of arguably one of the finest rock bands of all time, The Clash.

Described as “one of the most overtly political, explosive and exciting bands in rock and roll history” at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Strummer would be immortalised as the archetypal face of Punk Rock.

Roll up those sleeves and clip on those braces.

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I think, more than just his completely individual dress sense, his on-stage attitude, out-spoken political convictions, and enduring anthems, make him one of the most influential musicians of our time.

Joe died in 2002 of a congenital heart disease. Little known fact: he married a South African women, Paula Moolman for GBP100, so that she could obtain a British passport. The marriage was annulled. He bought a guitar with the cash. Enough said. Enjoy the archive video. The Clash playing live in the 80’s.

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Style Icon: George Best

June 11, 2010

This months Style Icon is in honour of the start of the World Cup.

Although he is hailed as one of the greatest players in football history, George Best never played in a World Cup. He represented Northern Ireland, and they didn’t really feature on the big stage back then. However, if they had a World Cup for Style, he would have taken the Golden Boot.

With his finger firmly on the self-destruct button, Best retired from Manchester United at 27, opened a few fashion boutiques and crawled into a bottle. He was one of the greats.

“I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.”

George Best

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And if you don’t believe me, check out this tribute:

Style Icon : Dennis Hopper

June 1, 2010

Rest In Peace

Style icon supreme, and star of Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and Rebel Without a Cause, Dennis Hopper, died this week after a long battle with cancer.

“Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.”

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