Terry Southern & the History of Virgin Records

Virgin Records book sleeve
Cover of Terry Southern’s History of Virgin Records

I guess the story of Lea’s “Virgin Years” will be told elsewhere, but here’s a quirky little thing that turned up a few years ago. Richard Branson commissioned Terry Southern to do a History of Virgin Records. When, I’m not sure? But it was after he had flogged it all off.

Terry of course claimed he wrote the screenplay for Easy Rider. There seems to be some argument about this, but he certainly wrote the screenplay for Dr Strangelove and Barbarella.

Anyway, I got a whole page in the book and here it is:

Lea Nicholson
Lea Nicholson from Terry Southern’s History of Virgin Records

I must have really liked dressing up in those days!

Here’s some more info on Terry Southern


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