Russ Bestley

7 September. tomorrow, will be the birthday of two members of the international Punk Scholars Network. They are Russ Bestley from England and Terry from the Netherlands.

The same 7 September is the birthday of Chrissie Hynde. She almost became a member of 999, singer of the Clash and guitarist of the Damned, before she started the Pretenders.

This video is a 1984 Chrissie Hynde interview.

Chrissie has unusually long fingers, enabling her to play guitar better. She shares that, not just her birthday day, with Terry, since the 1970s bass player/singer in first Hideous and PVC, then Cheap ‘n’ Nasty.

Terry with drummer Ria, Cheap ‘n’ Nasty concert on tour with Zounds, Apeldoorn 1980, photo by Annelies

Russ Bestley is a specialist in graphic design in punk.