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Lexington new-wave band The Thrusters, 1981

Posted on November 13, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
The Thrusters, the Lexington new-wave band, was fronted by singer and dancer Becky Sturdivant, left, and Bradley Picklesimer, lead singer, when they posed for a photo in February 1981. In the background are the Mystery Girls, Audrey, Trixie and Chris, the band's go-go dancers. In the 1980's Picklesimer, was Lexington's premiere drag queen and performed at a variety of downtown bars and nightclubs, including two he owned, Club au Go Go and Cafe LMNOP. In 1991 he moved to Hollywood and became a successful event planner. He has recently moved back to Kentucky to his family home in Johnson County and was featured in an article in Saturday's Herald-Leader. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

The Thrusters, the Lexington new-wave band, with singer and dancer Becky Sturdivant, left, and and lead singer Bradley Picklesimer in February 1981. In the background are the Mystery Girls, Audrey, Trixie and Chris, the band’s go-go dancers. In the 1980s, Picklesimer was Lexington’s premiere drag queen and performed at a variety of downtown bars and nightclubs, including two he owned, Club au Go Go and Cafe LMNOP. In 1991, he moved to Hollywood and became a successful event planner. He has recently moved back to Kentucky to his family home in Johnson County and was featured in an article in Saturday’s Herald-Leader. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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