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mr.joe ·
Dean Johnson passed away this week. Details surrounding Dean's death, along with the death of another young man are still uncertain, and an investigation is, as of this writing, still ongoing. I have included details and links about Dean's life below. Dean is survived by his father is Ellis Johnson and his sister is Beth. For several years, Dean cared for and visited his mother Linda, who succumbed to a battle with cancer in 2006. He was a devoted son, brother and friend to scores of people...
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bobby ·
This just out: Daily Intelligencer Edited by Jesse Oxfeld and Chris Rovzar with Michael Idov intel@nymag.com Intel 9/28/07 5:00 PM Promoter and Queer Icon Dean Johnson Dies Photo: Patrick McMullan Downtown icon and gay performing artist Dean Johnson died last week, friends just learned. The 6'6" promoter was found dead by authorities in Washington, DC, but remained unidentified until this week. Police are still investigating the cause. Johnson, 45, founded the iconic weekly party Rock and...
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S'tan ·
I knew Dean as did many through the years via performance and always viewed him as an exotic spider - gorgeous and terrifying. The physicality alone was a phenomenon. When told 'his body could not be identified for a week' ... I made a bad black-humor joke - "What fool couldn't identify THAT body?" I only got to know the man personally very recently as a result of doing editorial for our Verbal Abuse #5. Dean's submission was a masterpiece of concision, mordant wit and insight... I barely...
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Alex Joseph ·
To Friends of Dean, I didn't know Dean Johnson. Until this summer, I had no idea who he was. But one week end in early August, my boyfriend and I went to the Belvedere, a clothes-optional guest house on Fire Island that looks like something Cecil Beaton might have designed for Liberace during a bad acid trip. On our first (only) afternoon there, one guy who was just monstrous (and monstrously hung) was lounging in the pool, making sympathetic noises about the blackflies. No one was being...
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daddy ·
Good Lookin' out Bebe.
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Daniel J. Cartier ·
I already wrote something here yesterday...but later on I recalled my favorite Dean Johnson memory of all time and had to impart it; his hilarious portrayal of Eleanor Mondale in the Blacklips production of GODZILLA. Dean Johnson playing Walter Mondales wife? HILARIOUS! My second favorite Dean memory was performing at A NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES with him. 5 of us acted out an exerpt from (I think) Mick Fleetwoods autobiography. Dean played Mick Fleetwood (and narrated the piece), I played...
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viva domination ·
GAY LEGEND IN MYSTERY DEATH??!!!! I think it was Dean who actually wrote that, and put it into some writer's head at Page 6. Genius! Work it out Dean Johnson. Feeling you my brother, FEELING you. Yes, I am so so so heartbroken, but any thinking about you leads to laughing my ass off remembering how fucking funny you were. You have me on NYC subways crying one sec, then laughing the next. FUCKING GEMINI! So much love...
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Little Pam ·
The death of Dean Johnson is untimely and a great tragedy, or shall I say murder. I'm glad everyone is paying tribute to him. Myself, I hope the sons of bitches that did this to him and his friend are caught and tortured. Very sinister these Saudi's who come here where they can drink and spend pennies (in their minds) for sex.....virtually do anything they want. I know when I was very young, I saw a few Saudi's. They called the girls cattle and would ply them with drugs while making them...
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fifibear ·
To a Lovely Guy http://mysite.verizon.net/fifibear/deanjohnson.html we'll miss you Dean Johnson... Love, Tina Paul & Lady Arhlene
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Chi Chi ·
One more time, details for tonight Please forgive me if you have heard about this over and over, but I am still getting email from people asking about Dean's memorial celebration tonight at Rapture. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3 DEAN JOHNSON MEMORIAL CELEBRATION RAPTURE CAFE & BOOKS 200 AVENUE A (BETWEEN 12-13 STREETS) DOORS 8 PM www.rapturecafe.com Wednesday, October 3 would have been the season opener for DEAN JOHNSON'S smash literary series "READING FOR FILTH", at RAPTURE CAFE & BOOKS.
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misswebb ·
wanted to share this photo from Fire island - hiding his Big Johnson (for once!) in a coy umbrella dance. I will miss you my friend. Rhiannon now and forever more!
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Chi Chi ·
Commerce Dept. connection, and a name, at last: http://www.queerty.com/gay/dean-johnson-death-takes-new-turn-20071003/
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Stacy Fine ·
Today in Woodstock I typed the words "Dean Johnson Murdered?"-- then I meditated and researched on the news development, it's just one day since it was announced on Page Six. Tonight at 8 p.m. at 200 Avenue A (LES) there will be a memorial...I found this article, Dean was cool--http://www.queerty.com/new-york/dean-johnson-murdered-20071002/ Stacy Fine's Journal_Dean Johnson or "how I knew Dean Johnson" Missing Dean Johnson. He was cool. He used to practice his act-(pre-Vevet Mafia, pre-Dean...
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Beth Johnson ·
" To all of Dean's friends and family in NY - My name is Beth and I am Dean's sister. I understand your confusion and hunger for information surrounding Dean's death. His death is currently under investigation and I don't feel comfortable discussing the details of his case until the conclusion of that investigation....but rest assured that they do know who Dean was with and that I have every confidence in the DC Det. investing the case. As soon as the case comes to a conclusion, which I am...
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mr.joe ·
Tonight's event still leaves me speechless. Beth, I am deeply grateful to you; the love with which the Johnson family supported Dean fuelled this gorgeous creature, who has made this world such an incredibly magical place for the legions of us lucky enough to have found ourselves in his orbit. One young man, who posted on the myspace page, drove in from Philadelphia to attend; the beautiful Basil Twist cut short his Paris gig to fly home and surprise us all (as he is wont to do); one young...
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viva domination ·
oh god/goddess!!! tonite's celebration of dean was so lovely, so much gratitude to everyone for testifying and witnessing! Beth it was amazing to read your post, thank you for yr generosity, and im so so so sorry for your loss. he alwasy held you in the highest regard when he'd speak of you. you will be happy to know there was some true love and joy in the room for having known him, or even those who didnt know him, and who were still influenced and affected by Dean, everyone celebrating...
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DRAY ·
1980's at the dirty sleezy sexy Metropolitan porn palace on 14th St. I saw Dean Johnson in the balcony. I was wearing my Guardian Angel drag of a red beret with a T-shirt, levis and hightop sneakers. Dean sat down in one of the movie seats with his long legs spread wide. I think he had on light colored pants. Any way I was nervous about approaching him as one never knows what kind of reaction you will get in these places. But I knelt down between those legs and together we took out his big...
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misswebb ·
Hi Fam - here is the "Daytime Dean" I knew getting a quick refresher in between jaunts to the Meat Rack. I love you Big Johnson!
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mr.joe ·
From c1950sboy on http://www.yehoodi.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=888044&si...ea2e9b3250591cb27e4c Rapture Cafe was packed to the rafters last night for a spectacular memorial to Dean Johnson as reports of his suspicious death are finally beginning to appear in the Wash. D.C. and New York media. Sure was great to see how many people loved and respected him. M C Hattie Hathaway had to break up the tributes into several shows, so many people wanted to speak, so I only stood through one round...
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mr.joe ·
Yes...Dean is cackling hysterically at all the buzz. From queerty.com: No. 2 Danny C says: My Favorite Quote: Sung , not spoken "I would rather stay home all night Than pay the cover at Slimelight!" Dean Johnson Posted: Oct 4, 2007 at 5:22 pm Dean most likely would chastise me for not charging a cover for his own tribute the other night; when I worked the door for XXX some holiday weekend a million years ago, we taxi'd back to my place from the Hole (3 blocks, mind you) to stash the cash at...
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mr.joe ·
One more outrageous headline that Dean is living for: Death By Boner? Coppers Searching Below The Belt Did a hard on kill Dean Johnson? Authorities are investigating whether or not the New York nightlife staple died after mixing erection enhancers with anti-depressants and other drugs. Cops want to know if a bad reaction to Viagra or Cialis could be behind the mysterious death of a New York gay-club legend who died in a Washington, D.C., apartment last month, a pal said. Dean Johnson - the...
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DomCasual ·
To say that I am crushed by Dean's passing is an understatement. It's like losing Warhol. Sprouse. Now Johnson. I met Dean when I was 17 and doing fashion shows at Danceteria. He had just finished a perfomance, scoped me out and asked me on a date. We went for chinese then headed to my apartment where we vacuumed up copius ammounts of shitty blow, attempted a make out session and then found ourselves in the typical abyss of coke dick. Dean suddenly said, "you wanna be a one time trick or...
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hatches ·
And from the New York Blade : Dean Johnson, Downtown Icon, Rocker, Dies
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aka Dominick ·
Here are the transcribed lyrics to Chicken. Dean's lyrics are awesome and as far as I know, there is no written record... Chicken by Dean and the Weenies Written by Dean Johnson Jailbait! Hell-bent! You ain't gonna wait for no age of consent You're a teenager with the devil's mind So get those tail feathers ready for pluckin' time- Seventeen might be a little bit young But he ain't too young to have a little bit of fun When seventeen is ready willing and hung- He's chicken! I want chicken! I...
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aka Dominick ·
While I'm at it here's all of Fuck You- Dean knew how to read. Fuck You by Dean and the Weenies Written by Dean Johnson Why are you staring at me? When I look back at you I don't like what I see Your lack of character shows, I hate your clothes- And you've got something disgusting hanging out of your nose. Why are you talking to me? Please leave immediately Where is your dignity? Please get away from me Why don't you choke on a fashion accessory? I cannot remember your name and I could not...
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Kelly! ·
I can't stop singing "pardon me while I go steppin' out to fire island with David Geffen" I also loved his rhyme of wisconsin and big johnson. sigh - i still can't believe its real.
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rocko ·
Attitude by Dean Johnson A dishy, dishy, dishy dishy, yea yea yea! One day back in thirty b.c. A Roman named Mark Antony led his legions down the Nile To give Cleopatra a smile- Cleo said: drop dead! I would rather kiss a snake instead She said: Go tell Mark I'm not in the mood Cleopatra had an attitude she had ceasar poppin,________ attitude Back in the 18th centuy The peasants of France were tres hungry They went to Versailles to see what they could get From a big queen, named Marie...
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daddy ·
He would have REALLY loved all the people having sex on his pictures at the Oktoberfist Party the other night. The whole Dean Johnson tribute wall was destroyed by the drunken fag orgy. It was a beautiful sight.
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R Gillis ·
Dear Beth and Rev. Johnson, I just heard about Dean today. I was truly saddened by the news. Please let me know if there is ever another memorial service--if yes, I'd like to attend. Also, fyi, I think I have a cassette tape of Dean and the Weenies from around the time when I helped to book them at Boston City Hall at Gay Pride for a Gay Community News benefit many, many years ago. I can find it, make you a copy and send it to you--just let me know the best mailing address. Thinking of you...
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fxowen ·
Frank Owen here. I am currently writing a story for Radar magazine about Dean Johnson. I'd love to hear from anybody with great stories that illustrate Dean's life and times -- from Rock and Roll Fag Bar at the World onwards. If you have amazing tales about Dean and want to see them in print, e-mail me at Fxowen@msn.com or call me at 212 563 7637. Cheers, FO
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DCSOS ·
the full Downtown clip has been posted Besides DEAN JOHNSON many downtown artists worked on this song Downtown by Petula Clark Many artists performed incl: Kym Rider, Tish & Snooky, Jerry Harrison, Sara Lee, Mink DeVille, Uptown Horns, Bernie Worell, Larry Rivers and Beth B and the clips' Director Hart Perry gave footage and you'll spot others.
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friendofdean ·
Here are my two cents worth: Memorial on Deans bday is right on; I remember Dean being awed by the artistry of Clark Render, Tabboo, and anyone who ever impersonated Stevie Nicks with him of one of his annual 29th birthdays. And of course, all band members from the weenies and the mafia. Others I haven't seen mentioned include Pee Wee (Perry) Masco of ICU - and I hope someone is in touch with former R&RFB gogo boys Gil Bellaran and Chris Johnson. I hope some of you know how to get in...
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aka Dominick ·
The Real Big Johnson After my last appearance at Reading for Filth, Dean told me I needed to modulate, and to play to the back of the room. In tribute to Dean I am going to do just that, because you know Dean ALWAYS modulated and ALWAYS played to the back of the room! (Or the back room, as the case may be). I got to the East Village in nineteen eighty-two to attend the Cooper Union; I was a CLUELESS kid from Long Island. By the time I found my way to places like the World, Pyramid, Save the...
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bobby ·
This in The washington Post: Case Closed in 2 Deaths Within Days in Apartment By Paul Duggan Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, December 6, 2007; Page B01 Authorities have found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the bizarre case of two men who died four days apart in a Northwest Washington apartment in September, D.C. police said yesterday. The men, who were not acquainted, had traveled from New York to visit the apartment's occupant, and both died of "acute intoxication" from...
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pandoras box ·
Two men given a fatal overdose within a few days of each other by the same man in the same apartment by someone who openly brags about his private little pharmacy and the authorities are trying to spin this as a SUICIDE????? WTF???? And the way they have disclosed the results of toxicology reports to the press before any word to the families of the deceased? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE??? Saleh sure as fuck knew exactly who Dean Johnson was, knew his name and enough info to send him...
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Beth Johnson ·
they knew who dean was. they claim that because dean was traveling alone from out-of-state that they didn't know who to contact about his death...which of course is crazy since his friends were calling and asking about dean johnson being missing. i'm sure they are only allowed to notify the next of kin....but they could have asked the people calling who the next of kin was... it does seem a bit crazy.
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Alice ·
Clown Prince? There's an article about Dean in the new Radar Magazine. I can't link to the article online (www.radarmagazine.com) but the print copy is on the stands. Beth, do you want me to grab you one? Private Lives The Last Days of Big Red Dean Johnson survived HIV, heroin, and two decades as the clown prince of New York's downtown demimonde. Then one day he turned up dead in D.C. By Frank Owen
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Beth Johnson ·
...and frank...i thought the article was well written....although i didn't know why you had to use that line about my mom " running off with the baritone from her husband's choir" ....since my mom had nothing to do with what happened with dean. i understand that it reads funny and you were quoting dean's journal....but i found it hurtful and unneccessary. she' sdead and i wish the press would leave her out of this. beth johnson
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Beth Johnson ·
Call for Proposals for the Dean Johnson Documentary... Project comes with existing footage (Velvet Mafia shows and interviews with Dean), pre-recorded music, lots of still images and memorabilia and a host of possible downtown legends to be interviewed. The backdrop is downtown Manhattan 1981-2008... the Pyramid, Wigstock, Jackie 60, CBGB's and the backrooms of every sleezy gay bar below 43th st. Dean was one of the seminal artists of this time and place. We're planning a big spring tribute...
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mondojohnson ·
Chris Johnson here, not long lost -- perhaps *temporarily* lost would be more accurate.... I would be delighted to participate in Dean's B-day celebration; they have always been notable (I still have an invite to one at the World in 1988, taped into a scrapbook). I have been in touch with Brendan "Mme. Alexandre" Brogan, who alerted me to the whole affair... If *only* I knew how to get in touch with Gil. As Dean well knew, Gil was and shall forever remain the flame to my moth. I -- to this...
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My Friends*~... To those of you who do not know me...Howdy, Im Lizze one of the NOTS performers who will be honoring Dean this May with a Blazing Performance of Seven Wonders*~... Well, hmmmm..I don't even know where to start with this...& certainly do not want to go on a freakin rant but I feel safe here in this forum to speak my mind so I will....Chi Chi I am sorry, and feel free to edit or remove this at your disrecion...I would so not be Lizzie if I did not get this off my chest...
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mr.joe ·
Blessed be, Big Johnson. Thanks for all the guidance this past year, you big lug.
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Chi Chi ·
The details are very sketchy, but the pioneering Rock and Roll Fag Dean Johnson has died, cause to be determined by autopsy, in Washington DC.We have absolutely no details yet as family members are en route to DC to identify his body.As we try to...
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velvetmafiacapo ·
Ha! Right after I saw this posting I found this quote in the EdgeNY article: " "I think the funniest moments for me were the first ones because it just seemed so absurd," said Johnson. "I remember sitting in the dressing room with Chi Chi and Joey Arias (we were the only three Stevies that night) and thinking, 'Well, this is avant-garde!'" "And then Joey went up and started singing along to 'Stand Back'...but he didn't know the words and he had a coke straw hanging out of his nose," Johnson...
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Chi Chi ·
And this - thanks for the plug, Mustie! And Dean thanks you too, I'm sure! http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0816,24-star-won-t-...vates,411779,15.html
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Chi Chi ·
In combing through the photo archives for the upcoming Dean Johnson Memorial Concert, I found this fab documentation of Dean's original Stevie look, circa late Eighties. I LOVE that his tambo says "DIVA" on it!
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velvetmafiacapo ·
Note from your Adminatrix:With so many NOTS fans and Dean Johnson fans converging on the Motherboards this year, I thought I would point you towards this topic by Dean, who was "velvetmafiacapo" here.Back to Dean - and isnt the first line haunting?I...
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daddy ·
Poets and Priests of nothing... Legends The lights went out for a few seconds and when they came back on Stevie now had on a white shawl. The last song was "Has Anyone ever Written Anything For You" and it looked like she had tears in her eyes. Maybe because this was the end of the show and she was sorry it was to end. At the end of the song where she speaks, "And when they ask her about the men in her life she said, "Well in answer to your question, they were poets, and they were priest of...
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bobby ·
Dean was the best at what he did. There will never be another like him. So sad.
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viva domination ·
hello family. I needed some community around this loss so here I am. dean dean dean , i love you. rhiannon is yours forever babycakes.
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