Germaine Greer @70, Leroy Sibbles @60

My fave Greer cover:

Female Eunuch (1970) – Germaine Greer [] [FR] [DE] [UK]

The Female Eunuch (cover artist unknown)

A newly discovered Sibbles track:


“Express Yourself”

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Germaine Greer (born January 29, 1939) is an Australian-born writer, broadcaster and retired academic, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century. Her name has become synonymous with feministbra burningactivism of the late 1960s.

Leroy Sibbles (born January 29, 1949) is a reggae musician from Jamaica. He was the lead singer for The Heptones in the 1960-70s.

In addition to his work with The Heptones, Sibbles was a session bassist and arranger at Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd‘s Jamaica Recording and Publishing Studio and associated Studio One label during the prolific late 1960s era.

6 thoughts on “Germaine Greer @70, Leroy Sibbles @60

  1. Paul Rumsey

    The artist is John Holmes, born 1935 Scotland. Self taught. Works into wax with razor and wire wool. Worked as a meat porter in Londons East End, was made redundant and then made a living as an artist.
    – from “Fantastic Art” by David Larkin, pub. Pan Books 1973.

  2. Paul Rumsey

    Ps. (I cram my books with relevant cuttings……) – an almost identical image (but without the handles on the hips and a coathanger rather than just the bar) was used as an advert by Windsor Healthcare for the sun cream Uvistat. The slogan above the image reads “If you could buy a new skin, it woudn’t matter which suncream you use”.
    The advert happened to coincide with the release of the film “Silence of the Lambs”, (where female skins, softened with skin cream are hung on coathangers)
    The advert’s copywriter says the allusion to the film was unintentional “It didn’t occur to us at the time . Magritte was realy the inspiration”
    At Windsor Healthcare the marketing manager’s assistant told the journalist “We’ve had some letters complaining, but they’ve been mostly from feminists – you know, the ones that call themseves “Ms”.”

  3. lichanos

    Hey, I have that Larkin book! I bought it as a kid, and I was fascinated and repulsed by that image for the Greer book. It’s really good.

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