Che and Jimi
I saw this poster when driving through Openshaw last week.
(Ed: Openshaw?? What the 'eck were you doing in Openshaw?)
In 1970 I had the biggest bestest Che poster in the world on the wall of my semi in Cheadle Hulme (I didn't tell you about Cheadle Hulme did I?).
And he's still with us.
What makes a great icon?
It isn't necessarily the looks of the person or what they did.
Ernesto 'Che' Rafael Guevara de la Serna was a bit chubby in real life. Is it mainly the skill of the photographer or artist that creates the strong image of the lasting icon?
As well as Jesus - Here's Cher Guevara
And this tee shirt is advertised as 'Jimi looking a bit like Che'.
Jimmi and Twiggy are my favourites.
Every student in Manchester seems to have Jimi on his tee shirt at the moment and a 40 year old pic of Twiggy is on the front of this week's radio Times.
Have you got a favourite icon?