PHOTO GALLERY: THE DICKIES AT THE HOB SUNSET!
The Dickies were among the first punk rock bands to emerge from Los Angeles. They formed in early 1977 after guitarist Stan Leeand bassist Billy Club saw The Damned on their first American tour. The band made their live debut at the Whisky a Go Go in September of the same year. The Dickies were the first California punk band to appear on network television ,and the first California punk band to be signed to a major record label (A&M Records).
Like days of old down at the Santa Monica Civic where I would watch bands like Black Flag, Agent Orange, and The Circle Jerks the one band that was always a show stopper was The Dickies with their humor and deep harmony there were no other punk bands at that time could compare.
It was an honor to shoot a band that I have been a fan of for years!