Garry Johnson was a true working class punk poet. A genuine rebel who I liken to a Cockney Dylan.
He was half-Irish and a champion of the Underdog. His musical influences were The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Jam but Johnson was also influenced by the likes of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Bob Dylan, Robin Hood and working class rebels.
He was also influenced by British movies such as Quadrophenia, Get Carter and The Long Good Friday.
All those influences are featured in his five books..
"The Boys Of The Empire", "The Gangster Of Slang", "The Punk Poet", "Richard Grimson Is Guilty" and "Born In A House In Hackney".
His lyrics and punk poems also appear in "Boys Of The Empire" and "My Life In Words"
Various punk bands recorded his songs and the best three tracks are
"Suburban Rebels" by The Business, "National Service" by Insane Society and "If Looks Could Kill" by The Buzz Kids.
Garry formed The Buzz Kids, managed The Stone Roses and discovered porn starlet Julie Johnson.
He also wrote, produced and directed a number of adult movies including "Basildon Babe".
Google Garry Johnson and learn all about the PUNK POET.
And you can hear him performing "If Looks Could Kill" on YouTube.
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