Jonh-Ingham

London’s Burning (issue #1)

YEAR: 1976
CREATED BY: Jonh Ingham
LOCATION: London
SIZE: A4

WHAT’S INSIDE….

Jonh Ingham is marginally famous for being the first journalist to interview the Sex Pistols for a UK music paper (Sounds) in April 1976. He was also responsible for the six page “(?) Rock Special” which appeared in Sounds in October 1976 and featured the Sex Pistols, Mark P, The Clash, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Subway Sect, The Vibrators and Eater.

Ingham wrote what turned out to be the only issue of London’s Burning (“the fanzine by a Clash fan for Clash fans”) at the tail end of 1976 while “in a state of disrepair at Brompton Hospital”, after being inspired to do so by Mark P’s Sniffin’ Glue fanzine.

It consists of fourteen single-sided A4 sheets held together by two staples in the top left corner.

Most of the content is made up of collages, some of which are based around the lyrics to Clash songs like “London’s Burning” “White Riot” “Career Opportunities” and “1977”, mixed up with photos of the band and other punks, plus an assortment of images and text snipped from newspapers and magazines.

There’s also a re-print of music critic Derek Jewell’s dismissive Sunday Times piece about punk rock, under the heading “Old Fart Of The Month”….

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my box of 1970s fanzines
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