Thursday, February 10, 2005

Photo: DICK DUCK and the DORKS, Toronto, January, 1980

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The one time I photographed DICK DUCK and the DORKS playing, was pick up hockey on my porch at 67 Elm St. The guys who (6 months later) formed the DORKS were my neighbours on Elm St.. I also knew them from The Edge, where many of the Dorks worked. Only two of these guys were in the band. (L-R) Paul Ekness, the lead singer and one of the cutest guys in Toronto, and center- Peter Dixon, who passed away in 1992. The guy on the far right is a friend of Paul's, Greg Bent.

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Excerpt from an anonymous email I received:
...the guy sitting on fridge is Greg Bent. He wasn't in the Dorks but was a schoolpal of Paul's, whose greatest claim to punk fame was when Steve Leckie of Viletones was on stage at Horsehoe yelled some submoronic statement like, "Can't a guy get a fuckin beer in this place!" Greg pissed in a glass+ put it on stage, Steve drank it+ just spit it out+ said the beer sucks here.

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AFRAID TO DANCE at the Beverley Tavern, Toronto 1983



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is Paul Eknes now ?

Dawn One said...

Still in Toronto- I last saw him at the Robert Gordon show at the Cadillac in August 2006. I'll post the photo I took of him at some point in the New Year- BTW , Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Ooh!

Happy New Year, Too!!!

Anonymous said...

Got a pic?

:o)

Anonymous said...

Hey man, you got the pic ?


Love,
love to Ekness, too. I wish I had snogged him harder. (shhh)

;)

Anonymous said...

The ship Girl

Anonymous said...

Peter Dickson, died of a heroin overdose

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Linda Dawn Hammond,MFA, AKA Dawn One, is a photographer and journalist. As a teenager in 1976, she began covering music events for various magazines. During the late 70s she became involved in punk, documenting an insider's perspective of the music, political and social scenes in Montreal, Toronto, NYC, the UK and Europe, included in this blog as photographs and commentary. Linda Dawn Hammond continues to work as a photojournalist, specializing in music, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries been and published widely.