Jimmy Webb, the NYC downtown legend who was best known for his years at East Village rock n’ roll boutique Trash & Vaudeville, has died.
Tributes have been rolling in from Blondie’s Chris Stein, photographer Mick Rock, Henry Rollins, artist Scooter LaForge and more.
For years Jimmy was the manager and main buyer for the icon EV resale shop Trash and Vaudeville.
In 2017 he opened his own boutique, I Need More, on Orchard St. Over the years Webb styled for MTV, Rolling Stone, Vogue, regular customers and star clients like Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Slash and on and on.
In February he had two tiles removed from the floor of his shop so that Pop and Harry could press their handprints into plaster. The night was a who’s who of rock royalty attended by Duff McKagan, David Johansen and Henry Rollins who said,
“I flew out from LA; I had to be there for Jimmy. He was not doing well, and I had no doubt that it would be my last time seeing him. Cancer is a hell of a thing.”
From DJ Johnny Dynell,
“Another New York legend is gone.
The iconic JIMMY WEBB has been dressing Rock Stars for decades. Most people knew him from TRASH & VAUDEVILLE and later his own store I NEED MORE on Orchard Street. His own personal rock & roll style was flawless but he could dress anyone for anything. I would see him on the street and he would be like,
‘So what are you wearing to Cannes? You can’t wear that tux again. You have that Alexander McQueen tailcoat. Let’s start with that. Come into the store and let’s make it interesting.’
He knew and could remember everything that was in my closet. (Of course I got a lot of it from him). I will really miss him.“
From artist Scooter LaForge,
“I lost a good friend. We lost part of an era.
Jimmy Webb represented something that was way bigger than himself. A huge piece of NYC history is gone but, not forgotten. The spiky beautiful bleached blond hair, the silver custom jewelry and the tight leather pants.
Forever cool and forever an ICON.”
Blondie‘s Debbie Harry told The Post,
“We are all going to miss our wonderful friend Jimmy Webb. There goes a lovely unique NYC character. I feel lucky to have known him.”
Jimmy Webb was 62.
Jimmy Webb the last day of Trash and Vaudeville on Saint Marks NYC 2016.— Chris Stein (@chrissteinplays) April 14, 2020
Rest in rock peace Jimmy. 💔 pic.twitter.com/t3shMtEEPd
The death of Jimmy Webb will be breaking many hearts today. He was a beautiful man of rare soul and grace with a huge heart. Unforgettable Character. Sweet Temperament. We will all remember!!xxxxx pic.twitter.com/40YyuTZJcX— Mick Rock (@TheRealMickRock) April 14, 2020
Jimmy Webb was a great friend of mine. I bought every pair of Cuban heeled boots that I wore from 1987 – 2011 at Trash & Vaudeville from Jimmy. Rest in peace brother we will miss you. You came from the time of true rock and roll 👢❤ https://t.co/WYSPy77GAO— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) April 14, 2020
RIP Jimmy Web great friend, beautiful soul & pure rock n roll. @IggyPop @Slash true friends full of love & support. You’re no longer unknown stars but beautiful people full of love, care & support. Another sad day in NYC. Forever love & appreciate Jimmy’s friendship @IxNEEDxMORE pic.twitter.com/7NvKGddnDu— Truth (@ICUNURSESROCK) April 14, 2020
Another #NYC icon gone – Jimmy Webb spent years at the Rock and Roll Boutique “Trash and Vaudville” and more recently his own place @IxNEEDxMORE – Rest Easy Jimmy – just interviewed him last month for @NY1 pic.twitter.com/lXRorPyDt7— Roger Clark (@RogerClark41) April 14, 2020
RIP Downtown NYC icon Jimmy Webb. 😢 pic.twitter.com/0Iy1cNj7rw— Tommie Sunshine 😎🌹💚✊️ (@tommiesunshine) April 14, 2020
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