Blondie, Clem Burke, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein - Blondie: Clem Burke, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein Wednesday 31st October 2012 attending the 17th Annual NYRP Halloween Benefit Gala, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Canvey Island in the Thames estuary is known as Oil City for the refinery that dominates the horizon. It's also a scruffy beach community and home to the members of Dr Feelgood. Lee, Wilko, Figure (Martin) and Sparko (Sparkes) started playing music out of camaraderie and boredom, then realised it might be a way off the island when their distinctive style caught on in 1973. Without trying to build a slick image as a band, they made it onto the cover of NME before they even had a recording contract.
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