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Defying Gravity: Jordan's Story (Hardcover)
The image of Jordan in her white shards of beehive and Mondrian make-up is one of the most iconic in pop history. But nobody knows what was really going on behind those watchful eyes when Anarchy hit the UK. How did a ballet-mad girl from sleepy Sussex make her way, via the clandestine gay clubs of Brighton and London, to 430 King's Road and the eye of punk's storm? How could she share hair-raising adventures with McLaren and Westwood, The Sex Pistols, Adam and his Ants, Derek Jarman and Andy Warhol, and then just disappear? With commentary from key players including Vivienne Westwood, Paul Cook, Marco Pirroni, Holly Johnson, and her partner behind the SEX/Seditionaries counter, Michael Collins, plus a wealth of never-before-seen images from Simon Barker, Sheila Rock, and Harri Peccinotti, Jordan finally reveals her outrageous life story.
About the Author
Icon, muse, catalyst and the most recognizable female face of punk, Jordan Mooney was described as the first Sex Pistol by Derek Jarman, Jon Savage and those who dared to walk up to 430 King's Road between 1975 and 1981. Her achievements include being the public face of SEX, Seditionaries, and World's End, as well as the motivating force behind Jubilee and the first manager of The Ants. Cathi Unsworth has written six pop-cultural noir novels, She has also written for publications like Bizarre, Fortean Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Mojo, and Sight & Sound.