1980 – 16-year-old punk rocker
1980 was a great time to be alive — and young! So much great music was exploding on the scene. In fact, so much that I’m still catching up on the more obscure stuff.
At 16 I was really into The Clash. I was lucky to see them at The Capitol Theatre, in Passaic, NJ. The earrings I’m wearing in this picture I scored at Trash & Vaudeville in NYC.
Age 18, 1981
The end of 1981, I was still loving punk rock. Now I had my hair bleached blonde in honor of the blonde beauties of the day like Debbie Harry and Nancy Spungeon.
19 in 1982
In 1982 I was trying for the new romantic look, though I never quite nailed it.
1985, me to the right … Hair is getting bigger in The Bahamas
1986, me on the right
The above shot was taken at a nightclub in NYC. I was part of the stage show for 1980s glam rock legends Pharoah.
1987, at a NYC nightclub … I just had to introduce myself to the legendary Tiny Tim!
1989 and so begins my gothic years
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is the author of “Love Cats” — an erotic fiction love story that takes place in the 1980s. “Love Cats” is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Cats-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1681020513