BP Fallon

18 Apr

Ramones & Marc Bolan - London 1976 (Photo by BP Fallon)

Ramones & Marc Bolan - London 1976 (Photo by BP Fallon)

I found this interview of BP Fallon’s.  If you don’t already know him, he is an Irish radio DJ since he was 17, but not only…

He is also the author of three best-selling books and he’s a photographer.

BP Fallon has also worked and toured with Led Zeppelin.  (He played the tom toms on “Whole Lotta Love”, live.) 

He’s mimed bass guitar with John Lennon’sInstant Karma” on Top Of The Pops, and worked at The Beatles’ Apple Records with Derek Taylor.

… and we’re not done, yet …

He became the publicist for Thin Lizzy and T.Rex, for whom he coined the term “T.Rextasy” (he was described by Marc Bolan as “Purple browed Beep” in the T.Rex hit “Telegram Sam“).

He worked as the press officer for  Island Records, representing Traffic, Joe Cocker, Free, King Crimson, Jimmy Cliff, Ian Dury, and he briefly managed Johnny Thunders .

He literary photographed every single rock’n’roll star on earth and he was also deejaying live for 1.8 million people when he joined U2 on the Zoo TV tour and wrote a book about it, titled “U2 Faraway So Close”.

BP Fallon won a Jacob’s Award for his RTÉ 2fm show,” The BP Fallon Orchestra”.

He started the multi-national club “Death Disco” with Alan McGee and he DJed on the road with the groups My Bloody Valentine and The Kills.

In December 2009 he released a solo record.

His photography of Marc Bolan and the Ramones on the top of this article belongs, of course, to him…

The following clips are from the interview and film by (and © by) Harley Sears.

You can follow BP Fallon here.

… and I thought I had a busy day …


Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Interviews, Music


2 responses to “BP Fallon

  1. Fanning Sessions

    May 26, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Hello, although present BP did not take that photo (which is very cool) Richard Young did. I hope you dont mind I posted the photo here along with a BP Fallon interview from 1985

  2. panole8riambos

    May 27, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Thank you for correctig me!


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