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Iggy Pop, Darby Crash and Other Icons from a New Book by Photographer Jenny Lens

Ramones

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Photograph by Jenny Lens from the book "Punk Pioneers"

Beloved Ramones singer Joey Ramone relaxes by a pool in San Francisco in August 1976.

Patti Smith

Photograph by Jenny Lens from the book "Punk Pioneers"

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Patti Smith, whose legendary albums include Horses and Easter, performs in San Diego on November 11, 1976.

Blondie

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Debbie Harry of Blondie takes a tumble while performing at the Whisky in Los Angeles, CA in 1977.

Weirdos

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John Denney, lead singer of art-spazz band the Weirdos, with bassist Cliff Roman and guitarist Dave Trout behind him, on July 8, 1977.

Iggy Pop

Photograph by Jenny Lens from the book "Punk Pioneers"

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Portraits of the artist as a young man: Iggy Pop does some interior decorating in his rented Malibu beach house, 1977.

Darby Crash

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Darby Crash of the Germs performs at seminal Los Angeles punk club the Masque on November 23, 1977.

The Sex Pistols

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The Sex Pistols perform their last show at the Winterland in San Francisco on January 14, 1978.

Johnny Rotten Joan Jett

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Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Joan Jett don't see eye to eye at the Whisky on March 9, 1978.

The Clash

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Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of the Clash perform at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, March 3, 1980.

X

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Exene Cervenka of X crouches and wails during a show at the Masque in Los Angeles. "She often reminded me of a punk Judy Garland," says photographer Jenny Lens.

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