BUREAU OF LOST CULTURE – La Rocka! The Life and Looks of Lloyd Johnson (18/12/2022)
Starting in 1966, Lloyd Johnson helped change the look of rock ’n’ roll fashion. In the decades since, he has sold his clothes to Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson, David Bailey, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Johnny Marr, Nick Cave,The Stray Cats and The Pretenders amongst many others.
His designs have appeared on many record sleeves including albums by Rod Stewart and Madness, in videos like George Michael’s” Faith”, in the films Quadrophenia and Jim Jarmusch’s Down by Law and Mystery Train, and as stage costumes for David Bowie.
The very stylish Lloyd Johnson came into the Bureau to share some of his stories.
And we hear about growing up in Hastings, Kensington Market, the Kings Road, Mods vs Rockers, Fred Astaire, Freddy Mercury, model aeroplanes and much, more from a life lived.
Thanks to Roger Burton for the intro.
Image: Lloyd outside Johnson The Modern Outfitter 1975
(sourced by Paul Gorman https://www.chelseaspace.org/archive/johnson-pr.html )