Author(s): Brad Elterman
Brad Elterman was at the centre of Los Angeles Rock and Punk scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. He was there at the craziest of parties and backstage at the most legendary concerts. Among the stars Brad circulated with are Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Duran Duran, The Dead Boys, Blondie, and the Ramones. Other stars from that era that crossed his lens include Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, and John Travolta. Always drawn to the youth of the day Brad asked rising photographer Sandy Kim to go through his archive and edit his photos into a book that speaks to today. The resulting book has the spirit of a tabloid and a zine mixing rock and punk stars with mainstream legends. Olivier Zahm editor and founder of Purple provides the text.