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  • Gary's old Syracuse friend Papa Andy Chertow sent him this photo from the Syracuse Post-Standard's Arts Section from 3/24/2024, photo by the late great David Gahr

  • Poster for GL's solo gig at Tramp's NYC circa 1993

  • Gary's pandemic live streams from his apartment caught the attention of the NY Times in an article in May 2020

  • A screen promo shot made by Dave Pearson to help publicize on social media Gary’s 3 x weekly live streaming solo apartments from his apartment during lockdown

  • A clip from Rolling Stone magazine re: Gary and Jeff Buckley, retrieved by Julie Blore-Bizot

  • Gary was in good company in the Spotify Release Radar 6/4/22

  • Congrats to Scott Goldman on his new gig as VP of the Grammy Foundation!

  • Gary's fan Luigi Pastore—who tattooed his arm with the opening repeated guitar motif of Jeff and Gary's "Mojo Pin"! Which is Gary's music—he wrote the underlying original guitar instrumental with all the riffs that became "Mojo Pin" under the title "And You Will".

  • "Captain Beefheart Blindfold Test from VANITY FAIR April 1983", part 1 and part 2

  • Gary Lucas working at CBS back in the day, get the details here!

    Photo by Hank Frisch


    L TO R: Mrs. Cordaro (Gary's English teacher), unidentified, Jamie Schiffner, Joe Ycas, GL, Bruce Waltuck, unidentified

  • Read Gary's essay on Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's "Dachau Blues"—#24 on The Forward's list of the 150 Greatest Jewish Pop Songs of All Time. Two other of Gary's proposed selections also made the cut: #54 Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers's "New England", and #100, Burning Spear's "Slavery Days"

  • THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS chosen by WPKN's Bob Chamenko for the top of his Best Albums of 2021 List

  • Poster for Joe's Pub pandemic celebration online of past highlights 6/18/20

  • In Gruyères, Switzerland on the way to the H.R.Giger Museum 2008
    photo by Gerald Zbinden

  • Photo of the highly Touted Tiven Band which appeared in the New Haven Rock Press fanzine circa 1972 standing Christopher Chesnutt, sitting l to r GL, Jon Tiven and Bob Hagerty

  • Gods and Monsters's first European gig, at the Tone and Gegentone Festival at Paradiso in Amsterdam 2/20/93

  • An Artist's Pass for the Mind Your Head Festival at Royal Festival Hall London Oct. 3 2001

  • Thanks to Duane N. Rubadeau who just recuperated this photo and notice from our Nottingham High School Yearbook circa 1970

  • Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley's "Grace" cited as One of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in Rolling Stone Magazine, 9/15/2021

  • Gary selects some of his favorite guitar tracks in the June 2021 issue of Rolling Stone France!

  • Gary was on the cover of Rock's Back Pages on Feb. 1st, 2021! Barney Hoskyns' UK website archives an incredible amount of writing about rock and other music over many years—and to celebrate the release of Gary's 40-year retrospective double album, RBP highlighted some of Gary's archival pieces about Captain Beefheart, Led Zeppelin's first album—plus an interview with Gary himself.

  • From Gary's Archive: Check out an ad Gary conceived and executed with art director Jay Rohrer for the release of The Clash's second album "Give 'Em Enough Rope" in the US circa 1978. The ad ran in Trouser Press Magazine, and Gary's copy line "The Only English Group That Matters" was shortened to "The Only Group The Matters" in subsequent ads Gary wrote for The Clash. The underlying text which the Clash album cover is layered over is a gossip column lifted from the Soho Weekly News.

  • Gary in the Mojave Desert with Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet), Moris Tepper, Rick Snyder and Cliff Martinez outside Lancaster Ca. during the "Ice Cream for Crow" video shoot
    photo by Ken Schreiber

  • Letter from US Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau to Gary—Gary has played for the disadvantaged children of Mexico for many years at the US Embassy's Biblioteca Nacional in Mexico City, and looks forward to returning there to play again soon

  • WHEN GARY MET JEFF: From a new Italian graphic novel about Jeff Buckley, depicting Gary's first encounter with Jeff at a rehearsal at St. Ann's Church Brooklyn for Hal Willner's Tribute to Tim Buckley spring 1991

  • Gary gets a shout-out for his live streaming concerts from Ben Sisario in the Sunday, June 7, 2020 New York Times Arts and Leisure Section, top right of Page 2. Check out Gary's complete archive of concerts since lockdown began here—Gary is playing live on Facebook every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 3pm EDT

  • Poster for a 2 night Tribute to Jeff Buckley curated by Gary in Madrid at AC Recoletos Jazz in June 2017 with 4 Spanish vocalists: Mercedes Ferrer, Miryam Latrece, Alana Sinkey and Cecilia Krull

  • Poster for Jan. '96 classical concert at the old Knitting Factory NYC to promo new classical magazine Tutti, see a clip from CNN here

  • Check out the complete interview with Gary about working with Jeff Buckley and his forthcoming album with the Niro, THE COMPLETE JEFF BUCKLEY AND GARY LUCAS SONGBOOK as it ran in Italian national newspaper Il Messagero 7/20/19

  • Front page of Italian national newspaper Il Messagero's cultural section 7/20/19, see the interview here

  • The contact sheet for Gary's Village Voice Centerfold photo in Sept. 1992 courtesy photographer Michel Delsol...the photo selected was the third down on the left hand side

  • Pic unearthed taken by Andy Chertow (Papa Andy) of a one-off project known as The ZimmerMen featuring Gary on slide guitar, Andy on bass, Dro Ostrow drums, and Holly Rock vocals, who recorded a reggae version of Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" in 1983

  • With Gary's friend and collaborator Damo Suzuki and the late Michael Karoli (far left) backstage after a gig in 1998 at The Cooler NYC. Thanks to Doug Rotz for spotting this pic in the new MOJO in a great feature about Damo. Thumbs up always, old friend!

  • Thanks to Robert Williams for sharing this hitherto unseen photo taken during the Beefheart tour of Europe in 1980

  • Life Imitating Art: in front of the infamous Moby Grape poster featuring Don Stevenson giving the finger which caused nervous CBS execs to airbrush it out of subsequent editions at the Museu Del Rock in Catanzaro Italy 4/26/18

  • Gary is interviewed about working with Jeff Buckley in Italian national newspaper La Repubblica 4/21/18

  • Gary's May 2018 UK solo tour dates are listed on the back cover of of Uncut magazine

  • A cool write-up for Gary's Paris shows at La Cinematheque Francaise and Sunset Jazz Club in A Nous Paris 2/19/18

  • Gary Lucas at director Emir Kusturica's 11th Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival Serbia held on a mountain near the Serbian/Bosnian border 1/15/18

  • LOCKED AND LOADED: Jamming with The No Smoking Orchestra at the Kustendorf Film & Music Festival in Serbia 1/17/18 with major domo Emir Kusturica to Gary's right and lead guitarist Dragomir Herendic to his left

  • Drawing by Joan Chiverton from Gary's Beefheart Tribute at City Winery NYC 1/22/18

  • Cool that Brian Eno is a Beefheart fan! He retweeted Gary's interview from Please Kill Me about working with Don Van Vliet

  • At the Moon Festival performing with Feifei Yang 9/15/17—sold out at at Lincoln Center!! Gary writes: "I am so honored!! One of the best nights of my life. Some of the biggest musical stars of China performed there. It was truly thrilling to be part of this beautiful evening."

  • NYC street poster with photos of Gary and Feifei Yang announcing the upcoming Moon Festival at Lincoln Center 9/15/17

  • Gary performs solo on Taiwanese tv Sept. 1976, Chinese titles read: "Gary Lucas Rock Guitar"

  • DEM BONES: at the Alter Schlacthof in Wels Austria 1993
    photo by Manfred Rahs

  • Poster for Gary's super solo acoustic show in Pori Finland—his first time performing there 7/2/17

  • Hot Summer gig in Pori! Gary performs his first ever show in Finland to celebrate the 200th anniversary of underground club Validi Karkia for delighted fans 7/2/17
    photo by Pentii Dassum

  • A Cultural Award received in May 2016 from Casa Gaia in Havana Cuba for giving a solo concert during their 15th anniversary celebrations

  • Preview of Gary's show on July 3, 2017 in Pori Finland, his first time playing in that country at Karkia Validi, from the Satakunnan Kansa newspaper

  • Gary and Feifei Yang are pictured in the NY China Press Sunday about their recent performance June 8th, 2017 at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater NYC

  • RIP CHRIS CORNELL—He was a friend and I was honored to play with him

  • TO THE PLACE WHERE LOUIE DWELLS: Gary is mentioned in the Yale Alumni Magazine's Class Notes May / June 2017 issue

  • Profile in Czech national newspaper Lidove Noviny, 4/13/2013, English translation here

  • A poster conceived by Gary for The Clash's first American tour in 1979 when Gary worked for CBS Records Creative Services Dept. was prominently featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, "Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye"; and Gary was quoted in the Observer about working on The Clash for CBS Records

  • Gary performing at the UN before the General Assembly for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/27/17, see a video of the performance here
    photo by Jason Candler

  • Gary and Bryan Ferry in Bryan's studio London 1/23/12

  • Gary with the late great Bernie Worrell 5 years ago today 1/8/12 backstage at (le) poisson rouge after sitting in with him and his band for the NYC Winter Jazzfest

  • Gary at the world premiere of Greetings From Tim Buckley at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Sept. 2013, l to r: Gary Lucas, Frank Bello (Anthrax), Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley

  • Knitting Factory 11/14/2006 photography by John Bentham—Vaclav Havel, Jerry Harrison, GL, David Byrne and Ernie Brooks

  • "Things That Go Bump in the Graveyard"—part of the 4 page photo essay on Gary and Bill Moseley’s horror film society at Yale in the Yale Yearbook 1974

  • From "Things That Go Bump in in the Graveyard" photo essay in the Yale Banner 1974 (the Yale Yearbook) featuring Gary and Bill Moseley, who together ran a very successful midnight horror society at Yale Things That Go Bump in the Night

  • Another shot of Gary from the photo essay on "Things That Go Bump in the Graveyard" that appeared in the Yale Banner Yearbook 1974

  • Gary entertains the troops in 1962, Auburn NY

  • Photo surfaces of the Boss and Gary with Caroline Sinclair backstage at the afterparty for the "The Nebraska Project" at the World Financial Center NYC Jan. 2006

  • Playing the Theme from "Shaft" with the infamous Yale Precision Marching Band at the Yale Bowl circa '73

  • Gary received the Premio Piero Ciampi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting at the annual Piero Ciampi Festival in Livorno Italy Nov. 2015, named for one of Italy’s most famous songwriters

  • From Rockerilla Italian Music Magazine spring 2009, interview by Annarita Mancini

  • In Memoriam Florian Fricke, a piece by Gary written for The Wire Magazine (UK) Feb. 2002

  • Feature in Melody Maker by David Fricke 2/11/89

  • Article from Downbeat Magazine May 2007

  • Backstage at the first NYC show of The Clash at the Palladium on 14th St. in 1979

    l to r: Topper Headon and Joe Strummer (in profile), GL, Al Fields "The Village Legend", Jay Rohrer (partially obscured), Billy Altman, David Johansen (facing Billy), Andy Warhol

  • A blast from the past: New photo of Gary Lucas and Van Dyke Parks surfaces from the Harry Smith Tribute at St. Ann's Church 11/12/99
    photo by Ebet Roberts

  • A photo of Gary from 1977 by photographer David Michael Kennedy unearthed

  • Gary featured in the Jan 2016 Class Notes of the Yale Alumni Magazine

  • Just unearthed: a picture from Gary's Nottingham High School yearbook inscribed to his friend Duane Rubadeau: "I am no longer alive because I knew too much"

  • El Pais (Spain) profile of Gary 5/26/11

  • A blast from the past: Gary receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Jeff Buckley from Italian legend Vinicio Caposella at the Baressi Festival in Parma Italy Oct. 2013

  • Feature article about "A State of Grace" in Australia's Daily News

  • Interview in Down Under's Rhythms Magazine

  • Gary Lucas solo live at the BimHuis Amsterdam Oct. 5th 1995
    photo by Frans Schellekens

  • Article from Cuban newspaper Granma when Gary performed the premiere of Spanish "Dracula" at the Havana Film Festival 12/2009, translation here

  • Article from Cuban newspaper Granma when Gary performed the premiere of Spanish "Dracula" at the Havana Film Festival 12/2009

  • From Guy Oseary's 2001 book "Jews Who Rock" spotlighting 100 Jewish rockers including Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro et al.

  • The U.S. Consul General of Milan's Award for Cultural Diplomacy presented to Gary by Ambassador Philip T. Reeker 3/20/15

  • With U.S. Consul General in Milan Phillip Reeker at a reception at his residence sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Milan 3/21/15
    photo by Simonetta Romagnolo

  • With US Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne and some of the foster children attending Gary's concert at the Benjamin Franklin Library Mexico City 11/7/14
    photo by Xavier Baviera

  • Letter from U.S. Consul General in Milan Ambassador Philip T. Reeker in appreciation of Gary's concert for invited artists, writers and journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Milan

  • Letter from US Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne re: Gary's recent solo concert at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City

  • Gary Lucas at the Giger Museum in Gruyere Switzerland 2007

  • Feature on Gary's Edge of Heaven project in the China Daily national newspaper, 9/27/13

  • Prog Magazine (UK), Feature on Peter Hammill / Gary Lucas album "Otherworld"

  • Gary Lucas and Peter Hammill on the cover of Rock Society Magazine (UK), March 2014

  • Gary Lucas on the cover of Italian magazine "Just Kids", July 2013

  • Spanish press about Gary's appearance in Santander with the world premiere of his new score for "The Goddess"

  • Spanish press about Gary's appearance in Santander with the world premiere of his new score for "The Goddess"

  • Spanish press about Gary's appearance in Santander with the world premiere of his new score for "The Goddess"

  • Gary performs at his Captain Beefheart Symposium at the Echoplex LA Jan. 2010 shortly after the death of Don Van Vliet
    photo by Angel LaCanfora

  • Singtao Daily (China), Feature on "The Edge of Heaven"

  • China Press (China), Feature on "The Edge of Heaven"

  • Ad for Gary's Spanish "Dracula" performance at the Jerusalem Film Festival 7/6/13 in Israeli national paper Haaretz

  • Cover of new book by Gary Lucas published 9/20/12 in Italy by Arcana
    photo by Chris Buck

  • I was a teenage glam-rocker
    photo by Roni Hoffman taken at the Rock Writers of the World Convention in Memphis Spring 1973

  • Poster for 1988 Knitting Factory "Christmas in Space" show, photo by David Gahr, designed by Steve Byram

  • Profile of Captain Beefheart by Gary Lucas from Zoo World Magazine May 1973

  • International Herald Tribune profile of Gary 5/12/11

  • Gary Lucas solo concert poster, Gaia Arts Center, Havana, Cuba

  • Drawing in The New Yorker for Gary's NYC Tribute to Jeff Buckley 3/8/11

  • Feature article on Gary Lucas, Guitar Player, Sept. 1990

  • Feature interview with Gary Lucas about his 30's Chinese pop album "The Edge of Heaven", from Liberation, 3/25/2002

  • Gary and Israeli Pop Idol winner Ninet Tayeb backstage at the Hard Rock Paris, French Tribute to Jeff Buckley, 6/3/08
    photo by Ania Freindorf

  • Interview with Gary from national Spanish newspaper El Norte de Castilla, 10/2009

  • Gary plays for German film icon Udo Kier (Andy Warhol's "Frankenstein" and "Dracula", Lars Von Trier regular, Fassbinder's last lover) in Udo's garden, Koln Germany, 7/91
    photo by David Scher

  • Full page interview with Gary from national Mexican newspaper El Universal, 10/2008

  • Gary Lucas feature article in The Japan Times, April 14, 1996

  • Poster for "Sounds of the Surreal" and "Monsters from the Id" at Pop Montreal, October 2007
    poster by Seripop

  • Feature on Gary Lucas' Russian Tour, Rolling Stone (Russia), July 2005
    See the article full size here

  • Gary Lucas centerfold pick from the Village Voice, NYC, 8/18/1992
    photo copyright Michel Delsol

  • Gary Lucas profile by Erik Voermans from Dutch national newspaper Het Parool 9/20/02
    photo by Jean-Pierre Jans

  • Gary Lucas profile by Mike Zwerin from the International Herald Tribune, 1/26/01
    you can also read the article on the International Herald Tribune site here
    photo by Christian Rose

  • Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas, NYC 1/1992

  • French icon Elli Medeiros performs with Gods and Monsters at Gary's 20 year retrospective show at the Knitting Factory NYC, 5/2000

  • An Interview with Gary and a review of his 30's Chinese pop album "The Edge of Heaven" on the occasion of its release in China—from the Hong Kong Music Biweekly, 4/2003

  • Gary Lucas on the set of the "Ice Cream for Crow" video shoot, Mojave Desert, California, August 1982
    photo by Kate Simon

  • Gary Lucas on stage introducing his performance of "The Golem", Venice Biennale, 9/18/03

  • A rave review and profile of Gary in the Wall Street Journal on the occasion of the US release of his celebrated album of 30's Chinese pop, "The Edge of Heaven"

  • Gary a pick in the NY Daily News playing a free show for the Downtown Music Gallery NYC, 9/12/97

  • Gary with his pal David Johansen, 1978
    photo by David Gahr

  • Gary's Yale yearbook photo (yes!)

  • Anton Corbijn's stunning photo of Gary taken on the docks of the West Village in 1990 shortly after Gary returned from his first solo tour of Holland—featured in Anton's 1996 book "Star Trak" (Schirmer/Mosel), alongside shots of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Don Van Vliet, Lou Reed, David Bowie, William Burroughs, Kurt Cobain, Martin Scorsese, Allen Ginsberg, and many others

  • Gary Lucas 1977 NYC
    photo by David Michael Kennedy

  • Laurie Anderson, Gary Lucas and Lou Reed at SOB's, NYC 1992, photo by Roger Rosenheck, from "The Love Book" (Macmillan, 1995), which featured various folks including Gloria Steinem, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Gordon, Bob Hope, Iggy Pop, and others photographed holding a thrift store "Love" sign

  • Gary Lucas, Steve Latham, and legendary producer/manager Giorgio Gomelsky (Yardbirds, Stones, Gong, etc.) at CBGB's NYC, October 1988, after one of Gary's early solo shows there

  • Jan-Willem Sligting, artistic director of the Paradiso, Amsterdam, and Gary, in front of the Paradiso's poster advertising Gary's engagement to play there as part of the Holland Festival, 6/12/03

  • Gary reads a poem by Don Van Vliet (a/k/a Captain Beefheart) entitled "Untitled" onstage at The Venue in London during Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band's sold-out 3-night stand there, November 1980

  • Gary Lucas onstage at Gods and Monsters' live debut at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival, Prospect Park, July 1989
    photo by Marco Ugolini

  • Gary Lucas and The Beastie Boys at Clack Studios NYC, April 1987
    photo by Ricky Powell

  • Gary Lucas jamming with Vrat Brabenec of the Plastic People of the Universe at La France Club in Kolin, Czech Republic, Walpurgisnacht (April 30th), 2002
    photo by David Nemec