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Born in Surbitonmarker, Surreymarker 10th September 1965.

William 'Bill' Corbett is a musician, magazine editor, DJ and photographer who lives in London, England.

Corbett was one of the founding members of The Apostles, an anarcho-punk band that formed in Hackneymarker in 1979. He published many anarchist diatribes and fanzines in the early 1980s, such as Precautions essentiales pour la bonne and Luz y Fuerza, and promoted gigs for Crass, Zounds, The Mob, Rudimentary Peni, Flux Of Pink Indians, Primal Chaos and Hagar the Womb. Also he was the key-holder for the Wapping Autonomy Centre from 1981 to 1982. He studied art and photography at Chelsea College of Artmarker from 1982 till 1984, when he dropped out and formed Savage Eden with Julian Portinari (ex Apostle) and Seamus Brady (Crux and ex-IRA H-Block resident). The band were hounded by authorities until their demise in 1987, when Corbett and Portinari formed Pallor with Ben Bethell and Dan Macintyre (another ex-Apostle) The band released one album, Four More Cunts on the Road To Nowhere but a UK tour had to be cancelled after the band were barred from the first four venues on the tour for inciting the crowds to riot. Corbett was often guest session guitarist for bands The Cannibals and The Creepshow.

He was married in July 1987 to Bodil Magdalena Hortlund. The same year he appeared in two of film director Alex Chandon's horror films, Bad Karma and Drillbit, both of which won several awards. In 1990 Corbett became a DJ at the London nightclub Spoon, and from 1992–2004 travelled the world under the name DJ Bill Dup, playing at the Full Moon Party in Ko Pha Nganmarker, Thailandmarker. In 1996 he moved to Hong Kongmarker and spent two years working for The Triads and released remixes for local band, EXP. In 1999 he released the album Dusted Down and played at the Ministry of Soundmarker, Cream, Renaissance and Filthy Society. In 2002 he played at Tate Britainmarker for the young British artists exhibition and followed this with a tour in 2003 of the United States and Mexico.

In 2004 he returned to photography and now works in fashion industry and music. In August 2006 his portrait of Bella Freud appeared in Harper's Bazaar. In 2008 he was interviewed by the New York Times while shooting on location in Essaouiramarker, Moroccomarker. Essaouira is a windswept port made famous by visits from Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix, it now hosts the Essaouira Gnawa festival every year in June. He photographed the band Alabama 3 of The Sopranos fame in 2008 for their CD 'M.O.R.'Although he is not a member of the Colony Room or Gerry's club, he has photographed extensively in both, releasing a book of smokers portraits before the smoking ban came into force called; Gerry-Go-Round in April 2007.In 2009 he published his latest book documenting the demise of the legendary Colony Roommarker Club, 'Behind the Green Door' and is president of The Sadleirian Society of Great Britain.

References

  1. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=&art_id=576&sid=&con_type=1&d_str=19970524&sear_year=1997
  2. http://www.dusted-down-mix-cd-by-dj-bill-dup.com-about.com/
  3. http://www.thesadleiriansociety.org


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