Happy Happy 70th Birthday Debbie Harry x
BP Fallon & Debbie Harry at Electric Picnic, Ireland 2014. Photography by Radek

Happy Happy 70th Birthday Debbie Harry !!!

We’re always touched by your presents, dear…

BP Fallon & Debbie Harry first met in London in 1977, introduced by Blondie’s English bass-player Nigel Harrison with whom BP had worked in 1972/1973 with the magnificent ripped-velvet roses-in-the-gutter punk group Silverhead. Blondie were doing their first-ever UK tour, supporting Television.

Here we present a unique collection of photographs of these two rock’n’roll legends Debbie & BP… and friends including former New York Doll David Johansen, BP Fallon & The Bandits whose lineup includes Nigel Harrison & Clem Burke from Blondie plus Aaron Lee Tasjan, Scott Asheton from The Stooges God bless him, Barry Cadogan from Primal Scream… and also here, The Strypes.. and even Ben E King, God bless him too.

Picture this!

Debbie in Dublin 2011. Photography by BP Fallon

Debbie in her dressing-room at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash NYC 2001. Photography by BP Fallon

Two Dolls – David Johansen & Debbie perform at the at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon

Stand By Me – Ben E King & Debbie at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon

BP & Debbie chinwagging outside the Blondie exhibition at The Chelsea Hotel Gallery NYC 2014. Photography by Bob Gruen

Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ photo-session out-take 1977 – Nigel Harrison (bass guitar) & Frank Infante (guitar) & Chris Stein (guitar) & Debbie Harry (vocals) & Clem Burke (drums) & Jimmy Destri (keyboards). Photography by Edo Bertoglio

No Debbie – BP Fallon & The Bandits’ very first gig, Austin 2010 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar) & Clem Burke (drums) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Nigel Harrison (bass guitar). Photography by Bob Gruen

Blondie – Union City Blue 45 written by Debbie Harry/Nigel Harrison – Nigel Harrison & Chris Stein & Clem Burke & Jimmy Destri & Frank Infante & Debbie Harry, New York 1979

BP Fallon & The Bandits 2013 – Nigel Harrison & Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Barry Cadogan & Scott Asheton RIP & Clem Burke. Photography by Christopher Durst

Debbie & Clem. Photographer unknown

BP & Debbie, Austin 2014. Photography by Linda Carbone

Charlotte Kemp Muhl & BP Fallon at Blondie, Austin 2014. Photography by Glen Brown

Clem & Debbie & The Strypes

BP Fallon & The Strypes with Clem – Ross Farrelly (guitar/backing vocals) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Josh McClorey (guitar/backing vocals) & hidden Evan Walsh (drums) & Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar) & Clem Burke (cowbell) – Lou Reed Tribute Concert, Austin 2014. Photography by Christopher Durst

One Dodgy Geezer – Electric Picnic in Ireland. Photography by Radek

Debbie Harry In The Flesh. Photography by Chris Stein


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BP Fallon & The Strypes live on The Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM

BP Fallon ~ vocals
Ross Farrelly ~ vocals/harmonica/backing vocals
Josh McClorey ~ guitar/backing vocals
Pete O’Halloran ~ bass guitar
Even Walsh ~ drums

‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ by BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan

‘Still Gonna Drive You Home’ by Josh McClorey/Ross Farrelly/Pete O’Hanlon/Evan Walsh

Josh McClorey & BP Fallon & Ross Farrelly by Niall Walsh

Pete O’Hanlon & Evan Walsh by Niall Walsh

Soundcheck “I-2-3-4” via Fans Of The Strypes

With thanks to Paul McLoone, Ed Smith & Gavin Blake & a doff of the cap to Niall Walsh. What a brill vibe πŸ™‚

Today Thursday March 19th 2015 ~
The Strypes play Kenny’s in Lahinch in Co Clare, Ireland on their Roadtest Tour.
BP Fallon plays his official SXSW Showcase at the Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas at midnight ~ in the band tonight are guitarists Aaron Lee Tasjan and Danny B Harvey and Joe King Carrasco ~ the fabled ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ lineup ~ plus backing vocals by The High Priestess Of Effervescence Annie Marie Lewis.

BP Fallon & Annie Marie Lewis shake it at SXSW. Photography by Radek

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To celebrate the release of his album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’, BP co-hosted the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM with BP and Paul spinning some of the greatest live recordings ever ~ plus a surprise live performance in the TodayFM studio by BP Fallon & The Strypes

HEAR IT HERE 9 ~ 10pm Ist HOUR


The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Smiths – Panic
David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars – White Light/White Heat
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
Muddy Waters – She’s 19 Years Old
Bob Dylan – Hoochie Coochie Man
BP Fallon – Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n’Roll
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

HEAR IT HERE 10 ~ 11pm 2nd HOUR


Blondie w/ Robert Fripp – β€œHeroes”
The Cramps – Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
The Ramones – Chainsaw
The Strypes – Stormy Monday Blues
Live In Studio: BP Fallon & The Strypes – I Believe In Elvis Presley/I’m Still Gonna Drive You Home/I Believe In Elvis Presley
Live In Studio: The Strypes – Waiting For The End Of The World
Cliff Richard & The Drifters – My Babe
Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens – Mean Woman Blues
Keith Richards – Gimmie Shelter

HEAR IT HERE 11pm ~ midnight 3rd HOUR


The Rolling Stones – Love In Vain
King Curtis & The Kingpins – Memphis Soul Stew
Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt 2
The White Stripes – I Fell In Love With A Girl
BP Fallon – Increasingly Often
Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel
Bob Dylan & The Band – Like A Rolling Stone

Ed Smith (producer), Evan Walsh (Strypes drums/vocals), BP Fallon (DJing/vocals), Ross Farrelly (Strypes lead vocals/harmonica), Joss McClorey (Strypes guitar/vocals), Paul McLoone (DJing/Undertones lead vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (Strypes bass guitar/vocals) & Gavin Blake (sound). Photography by Niall Walsh

With many thanks to everyone ~ it was such a groove πŸ™‚

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BP Fallon & Josh McClorey of The Strypes ~ maybe both of them will be live on the radio tonight ~ listen to hear!

Today Thurs Feb 19th 9pm to midnight GMT ~ in USA 4pm to 7pm EST ~ BP Fallon joins host Paul McLoone ~ plus special surprise guests ~ on the radio this evening to co-present ‘It’s Alive’ ~ three hours of the greatest live recordings by Primal Scream, MC5, Keith Richards, Jimi, Muddy, Hank, Dylan, JB, Sly, the world, whoever, all on stage and in your ears on the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM.

This live records marathon is to celebrate the release of the superb live album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’.

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ buy now on iTunes only $8.99

Will there also be an amazing band playing live in the radio studio? Listen to find out!

Tonight ~ “It’s Alive!” 9pm to midnight GMT & in US 4pm to 7pm EST πŸ™‚

BP Fallon & Paul McLoone “It’s Alive!” Three Hours Of The Greatest Live Recordings Live On The Radio

Love You Live x

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BP Fallon & The Strypes for Lou
– the photographic essay by Christopher Durst

Outside The Paramount Theater in Austin…


This is for you, Lou…


Josh’s guitar solo goes wild…


“You hit me with a flower…”

This is rock’n’roll…

BP Fallon & The Strypes photocall – front left Bob Gruen, front right Clem Burke who played cowbell…

The five in the dressing room…

Life’s a gas…

Thank you Christopher Durst for your most soulful images.
We salute you sir.

Video – BP Fallon backed by The Strypes – ‘Vicious’

The fabulous performance of the Lou Reed song ‘Vicious’ with Clem Burke from Blondie/BP Fallon & The Bandits joining in on cowbell. Original version on Lou’s ‘Transformer’ LP produced by David Bowie & Mick Ronson in London 1972. Video filmed by Joshua Kerievsky at The Paramount Theater Austin Texas 2014.

And we all shine on πŸ™‚

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