JAYNE COUNTY (1979) Silkscreen concert poster

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New York: CBGB, 1979. Vintage original 35 x 24” (89 x 61 cm.) poster, USA. Conserved on archival linen, with edge wear and minor tears addressed, very good+.

A remarkable silkscreen poster for rock’s first openly transgender singer. CBGB was at that time the preeminent New York punk music venue.

“Jayne Rogers, better known by her stage name Jayne County (born June 13, 1947), is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer whose career has spanned five decades. Under the name Wayne County, she was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band Wayne County & the Electric Chairs and has been known for her outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. She went on to become rock’s first openly transgender singer.

“County’s music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of her career, including glam punk, punk rock, blues rock, and boogie-woogie. County did not think her birth name Wayne Rogers ‘sounded very glamorous’ and decided to adopt the name of the county in which Detroit was located because she admired bands from that city ‘like Iggy [Pop] and all those people.’ Though she has never been a commercial success, she has been an influence on a number of musicians including David Bowie, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns and Lou Reed, and many of County’s songs have become well-known, including ‘Are You Man Enough to Be a Woman’, ‘Fuck Off’, ‘Stuck on You,’ and ‘Night Time’.” (wikipedia)

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