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Nicky Parade

Nicky Parade grew on Staten Island and divides his time between London and New York City. He owns a pair of Johnny Thunders' old leather pants, complete with original bloodstains.

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The Ramones: Hey Ho, He’s Gone: Farewell Joey Ramone — 1951-2001

Obituary by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, 21 April 2001

The true heroes of rock and roll are always the freaks and the geeks. Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Hyman on May 19, 1951, was both. ...

Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music: Another Time, Another Place: Bryan Ferry relives the early Roxy years

Interview by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

NP: I know that you didn’t particularly care for the term Glam. Is that because you felt it reduced Roxy to the level of, say, ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: The Cosmic Dancer: The Short, Brilliant Ride of Marc Bolan

Retrospective by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, September 2001

IT IS LONDON, JANUARY 1970. A new pop decade has begun, and two of its budding stars are huddled together at the Trident recording studio, ...

David Bowie: The Dame's New Clothes

Essay by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

How David Bowie became Mr. Respectable ...

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