Caroline Coon
English artist and music journalist
Caroline Coon
Caroline Coon is an English artist, journalist and political activist. Her artwork, which often explores sexual themes from a feminist standpoint, has been exhibited at many major London galleries, including the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate. Coon was born to a family of Kent landowners and had five brothers. She left home at 16 and came to London to find a job. She lived in Notting Hill and began by doing some modelling work, including a making a softcore porn film.
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How Jessica Hopper Is Changing The Future For Women Writers
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Jessica Hopper named her second book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic knowing it wasn't really accurate. As she mentions in the introduction, there had been Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia in 1969, Caroline Coon's The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion in 1988 and Rock She Wrote in 1995. But Hopper, a legendary Chicago-based music critic, music editor of Tavi Gevinson's Rookie Magazine and editor of the Pitchfork Review, has put together a game-changing collection of writing. Republishing her best work, which includes a horrifying interview with Jim DeRogatis, the only reporter who investigated R. Kelly's sexual assault allegations at length; an essay on the complicated gendering of emo music; a takedown of Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz"; a reflection on being a teenage girl trying to impress boys with your knowledge of grunge music; and dozens of other essays, interviews blog posts and reported features; Hopper has created a bible for aspiring wr ...
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On the London Slutwalk - London Review of Books (subscription) (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... Niki Adams and Sheila Farmer, English Collective of Prostitutes; Kitty Farmer, Rape Crisis; Vicki Simister, UK Anti-Street Harassment; Jane Fae, Caroline Coon; Caitlin Hayward-Tapp, Elizabeth Head, Anastasia Richardson, Slutwalk organisers
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John Lydon: 'Fuori di testa con i Sex Pistols' -
Google News - over 5 years
Due mesi e mezzo fa il cantante, che qualche mese fa ha riesumato i suoi PiL, aveva detto: "L'etichetta 'punk' non mi è mai piaciuta, ci venne assegnata dalla giornalista Caroline Coon che mi chiamava il 'king of punk'
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Casi medio siglo de protestas juveniles en 'Street Fighting Man' -
Google News - almost 6 years
Hay fotos de Caroline Coon de los más notables grupos punk (The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Buzzcoks...). Street Fighting Man: 50 Years of Youth Protest incluye también fotos de manifestaciones anti nucleares, de las violentas protestas contra las subidas
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Caroline Coon
  • 2000
    Age 55
    In June 2000, Coon won damages of £73,000 from publisher Random House after author Jonathon Green, in his 1998 book All Dressed Up: the Sixties and the Counter-Culture, suggested that in Release's early days she traded sexual favours for donations.
    More Details Hide Details The book was withdrawn.
  • 1967
    Age 22
    In 1967 she founded Release, an agency set up to provide legal advice and arrange legal representation for young people charged with the possession of drugs.
    More Details Hide Details She remains politically active, campaigning primarily for feminist causes, including the legalisation of prostitution. In the 1970s, Coon became involved in the London punk scene, writing about the bands for Melody Maker and providing artwork for groups such as The Clash (whom she briefly managed) and The Police. In the "Punky Business" (punk rock) episode of the BBC comedy series The Goodies, Jane Asher plays a parody of Coon ("Caroline Kook"), the dream lover of Tim Brooke-Taylor's aspiring punk rock star. Coon inspired the Robert Wyatt song "O Caroline", The Stranglers' "London Lady", and - according to Coon herself- Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me" (though this claim is highly questionable; most Dylan experts would argue that the song is actually about either Joan Baez, or Dylan's future wife Sara).
  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born in 1945.
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