Medium: Printed by Weldon Color Lab on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper (chromogenic print), signed by the artist
Good To Know: Printed to order, artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio
Arty-Fact: Billy Duffy first started to play the guitar at the age of 14, and by the late 1970s, was swept up as the punk movement hit the UK. In 1977, he was the guitarist in The Nosebleeds with (Stephen) Morrissey, the future singer of The Smiths. They only played two gigs, but after one, Billy was asked to join a new band, Studio Sweethearts, which Mick Rossi of Slaughter and the Dogs were forming. At a Patti Smith gig at Manchester Apollo in 1978, Billy introduced long-term pal and fellow Wythenshawe guitarist Johnny Marr to Morrissey, after which they started The Smiths. In 1981, Billy became friends with Ian Astbury, the frontman of Southern Death Cult, and ultimately this led to the two forming a new band together. Capitalizing on the momentum already achieved by Ian's crew, they initially debuted as Death Cult. After a series of fantastic live performances, it was decided to shorten the band's name to The Cult.
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