Jon King (Gang of Four) In Conversation With John Malkin

July 9, 2023

Jon King is singer with British post-punk band Gang of Four, which formed in Leeds in 1976 with Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass) and Hugo Burnham (drums). Gang of Four have released numerous albums including their first three classics; Entertainment! (1979) Solid Gold (1981) and Songs of the Free (1982). King is currently on tour with the current line-up of Gang of Four: David Pajo (guitar) Sara Lee (bass) and Hugo Burnham (drums). Jon King is among the 200 musicians and activists featured in “Punk Revolution! – An Oral History of Punk Rock Politics & Activism” by John Malkin. (2023)

John Malkin is a journalist, musician, activist, photographer and filmmaker. “Punk Revolution! – An Oral History of Punk Rock Politics and Activism” is his third book. Malkin has hosted a weekly radio program for 25 years in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his wife and son. Malkin’s interviews and writings have been published internationally. John Malkin is also a pianist / percussionist and has collaborated with a variety of ensembles, dancers and choreographers for 30 years. He’s played solo piano concerts internationally and has performed with West African Kora master Foday Musa Suso, German vocalist Christian Kesten, cellist Elaine Kreston and blues guitarist Paul Sprawl.

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