I first met River Phoenix in 1990 in Gainesville, Florida. I’d flown down from New York City. I was shooting him for a magazine. I don’t remember which one. His family had this beautiful wild piece of land on the edge of a swamp. I was there for two days. We smoked pot, drank beer, climbed up to his tree house, swung on a rope, bounced on his trampoline and went on an alligator hunt just to spot one and we did.
Samantha Fox: More the foundation for Brittney Spears than Madonna, she was a former Page 3 girl from the UK who played up her under-age appearance and big boobs. She had an album and was big in the mid/late 80s for about a year. I was a horny teenage boy and a prime representative of her target demographic. Still, some of her songs are pretty good for ridiculous 80s pop. You can listen to some at the link.