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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Ruebsamen, James
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph included in the Exhibit: From Pop to the Pit, The LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the L.A. Music Scene, 1978-1989.
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First photograph caption dated October 28, 1983 reads, "San Pedro's Minutemen, who will be playing locally are, from left, Mike Watt, D. Boon and George Hurley."; Second photograph caption dated March 9, 1984 reads, "An eclectic sampling of music from the raw, thunderous and sweaty edge of the spectrum, played by four bands from Black Flag's SST label, including Wurm, Saccharine Trust, the Meat Puppets and the intense working-class ravings of San Pedro's Minutemen, tonight at the Music Machine."; Third photograph caption dated August 21, 1984 reads, "San Pedro's own Minutemen, from left, Mike Watt, D. Boon and George Hurley, is one of the groups questioners had in mind when they asked panel members about worthy groups being ignored by major labels."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Musical Groups--Minutemen
Watt, Mike
Boon, D
Minutemen (Musical group)
Punk rock music--United States
Punk rock musicians--United States
Singers--United States
Drummers (Musicians)--United States
Guitarists--United States
Pool (Game)--California--Los Angeles
Pool players--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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