Michael Holman was instrumental at the beginning and the end of the period of this blog. Holman put together the legendary package to open for Bow Wow Wow at the Ritz in September 1981 for Malcolm McClaren and opened the Negril club.
Having graduated New York University’s Graduate School of Film, Holman directed 'Catch a Beat' (the first B-boy/breakdance film (1981) and associate produced Beat Street for Orion Pictures (1984).
He also founded the band Gray - an industrial atmospheric, noise group - with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as created and produced the first Hip Hop television show 'Graffiti Rock'.
There's an indepth audio interview about his history here: