Rich Kids – Islington Academy, Jan 2010
After 30 years apart, the RICH KIDS reformed for a special one-off show, a benefit for my old school-friend STEVE NEW. Steve (or Stella) is suffering from terminal cancer, so it was great to see some of his old friends on stage, including Carbon Silicon (Mick Jones and Tony James), Gary Kemp, and Midge Ure.
At the after-show party I had a few beers with Mick Jones (The Clash) and reminisced about our old days on the punk scene, and our eventful trip to the Mont de Marcan festival in 1977 (which I photographed!). Chatted to Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) for a while, who had done a great job co-ordinating the event. Steve Stella New opted to stay in the dressing room with his family…it had been an emotional evening. Our thoughts are with Steve and his family.