Ahead of his 80th birthday and the release of a new album, here’s a classic interview from Sounds in 1976, courtesy of Rock’s Backpages
Do you know how rich you are?
"Yes. Rich. Fucking rich."
— Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell to Adrian Deevoy (Q, 1997)
“I just hate wimpy women in rock: that’s the last place I wanna see a wimpy simpering little f***ing blond bitch that I’d like to smack down and annihilate…”
— Lydia Lunch to David Stubbs (Melody Maker, 1988)
"I wouldn’t shake ‘ands with ‘im. I know a girl who’s a researcher with Jimmy Savile. He was chasing ‘er ‘round the office saying, ‘Come ‘ere, I’ve got the body of a 35-year-old man!’ I wouldn’t shake his ‘and."
— Ian Brown on Jimmy Savile, to Jon Wilde (Melody Maker, 1989)