The punk world paid tribute to one of its favorite sons on Tuesday (April 14) following the death of New York scene stalwart Jimmy Webb, a punk stylist who reportedly died at age 62. Webb was best known for his work as a manager/buyer at the punk shop Trash & Vaudeville and as the owner of the rock clothing shop I Need More.
Though he didn’t play in a band, Webb was the dresser to several generations of rock stars, outfitting and befriending everyone from Iggy Pop to members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and the original generation of 1970s New York punks. Rolling Stone reported that friend Heart Montalbano confirmed that Webb died of cancer.
Memorials came in from Joan Jett, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Sebastian Bach, among many others, with Jett writing that the “St. Marks St. legend, stylist of the punks, famous and not, has passed. I’m so very sad and we’ll all miss your energetic, warm soul. The city will not be the same without you.”
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wrote, “This is a heart breaker. Jimmy you are a treasure of New York. Always a positive energy.”
Check out the tributes below.
Our friend, Jimmy Webb, a legend and a St. Marks St. legend, stylist of the punks, famous and not, has passed. I’m so very sad and we’ll all miss your energetic, warm soul. The city will not be the same without you. pic.twitter.com/RI06gv8f0C
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) April 15, 2020
We love you Jimmy
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) April 14, 2020
Jimmy Webb the last day of Trash and Vaudeville on Saint Marks NYC 2016.
Rest in rock peace Jimmy. 💔 pic.twitter.com/t3shMtEEPd
— Chris Stein (@chrissteinplays) April 14, 2020
Everyone in my family are so saddened to learn of Jimmy Webb's (of NYC's Trash & Vaudeville)untimely passing. Sweet guy, great businessman, and dear friend of my son, Jay who, when Jay was 13 , Jimmy was his East Village "Uncle" RIP Jimmy.
— Max Weinberg (@EStreetMax) April 14, 2020
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