Memorial concert for the punk and fashion icon from Seaford

A PUNK and fashion icon will be celebrated at a memorial concert to benefit charities for two of her main passions.

Jordan Mooney, real name Pamela Rooke, died aged 66 in her hometown of Seaford surrounded by family just over a month ago on April 3.

The “punk queen” succumbed to a “relatively rare form of cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma” which is cancer of the bile ducts.

The concert, organized by his partner Nick Linazasoro, will take place from 2pm to 11pm at Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive, Brighton on Sunday May 29.

Pamela Rooke pictured at the Rebellion Punk Festival in 2019. Photo by Dod Morrison

Nick said: “The concert is a celebration of everything Jordan. It will be a perfect mix of the old guard and new contenders, with live performances from some of his friends in bands as well as a selection of local musical artists that Jordan loved to listen to and attend their gigs.

“Jordan loved following a lot of bands and they wouldn’t be able to play live if the venues weren’t there. The Trust supports 15 venues in Brighton alone.

“She was also a veterinary nurse and raised award-winning Burmese cats. So when I was approached to organize a memorial concert, it was decided to split the proceeds of the event equally between two charities dear to Jordan: Cats Protection and the Music Venue Trust.

The Argus: Jordan with his cat Nolan.  Photo courtesy of Pamela Rooke's familyJordan with his cat Nolan. Photo courtesy of Pamela Rooke’s family

In recognition of Jordan’s ‘punk rock ethos’ – all bands will be treated equally, which is reflected in the order of the acts, so larger acts ‘won’t necessarily’ lower in the bill.

Nick added: “Jordan was famous and highly respected in various walks of life, film, music and his love of cats. But the overwhelming agreement was that there was a soul there that could be completely trusted, a soul that stayed true to itself and never sold out.

Marcus Agar, Media Manager at Cats Protection, said: “As well as being a true cultural influencer, Jordan was known for her great love of cats. We are honored to be a small part of her vast legacy as a beneficiary of this event honoring a true icon. We will ensure that the money is well spent in Jordan’s memory.

Bands confirmed for this commemorative event include The Monochrome Set, Gaye Bykers On Acid, Peter Perrett, DITZ, Spizzenergi, Johnny Moped, Bootleg Blondie, AK/DK, The Pink Diamond Revue, Jamie Perrett, Monakis and Fruity Water. Other artists should be added or present to support fundraising.

For more details, visit the Concorde 2 website.

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