John Cale and Betsey Johnson - Billy Name
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The Text Files

Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs

What's in a Name

This text was published as the forword in Billy Name: The Silver Age: Black and White Photographs. Comprehensive collection of Billy Name's black-and-white photographs from Warhol's Factory. Compiled by Dagon James.

In the narration A Dream from the album Songs for Drella we hear Andy's voice saying wouldn't be great to have some fun - and how he couldn't find Billy either 'he didn't hear me or he didn't want to answer. Which was so strange because even if I don't like reunions I've always loved Billy' - well, we all loved Billy. As I recall he was always in the Factory. The pimpernel of the silver ballroom - sleeping there as a wide eyed guard, then much later disappearing into his room for months at a time only ot emerge, to take pictures then retreat back into silent oblivion.

© 1999- Hans Werksman