In this clip from the Please Kill Me archives, Richard Lloyd talks about copping dope with his old pal Anita Pallenberg.
Actress, model and style icon Anita Pallenberg sadly passed away last week at age 73. Known for her relationships with Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger from the Rolling Stones, she also had a relationship with Richard Lloyd, the guitarist for Television.
In Lloyd’s extensive interview with Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain for their book Please Kill Me, Lloyd describes his relationship with Pallenberg as “platonic and drug related,” most likely because she was still involved with Keith Richards at the time. However, Richard and Anita certainly had some wild times together.
“We were both in the throes of this terrible drug thing, and we went to Jamaica, living in this fabulous beach villa with like maids and stuff. We only brought a two-week supply of heroin, we were gonna dwindle down, but of course we ended up using it all in three days, and like tons of Percodan’s but they don’t work. I remember going to a doctor down there and shaking, literally SHAKING a Jamaican doctor, telling him, “I’m a narcotics addict, and I’m stuck on your crummy little island without any heroin, PULEESE help me.”
Lloyd also recalls the time Anita tried to pawn some of her jewelry.
“I remember once going to the pawn shop with Anita and she tried to sell this outrageous bracelet, like a museum piece. It was a snake. It went around the arm, three and a half times, and had a head with ruby eyes and diamonds. The entire thing was made of sapphires and diamonds and she took it and tried to pawn it, and they threw us out of the pawn shop. They were like, “No, OUT, OUT. You can prove it’s yours, I don’t care – OUT”
In the clip below from the Please Kill Me archives, Lloyd describes a wild limo ride through the Lower East Side with Anita as they tried to cop dope.
RICHARD LLOYD ON ANITA PALLENBERG:
To hear more from Richard Lloyd and other Pioneers of Punk, listen to the Please Kill Me: Voices from the Archives radio documentary in its entirety: