I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Brendan Mullen 2 years ago at the 30th anniversary of The Masque punk rock club and book release party. I found out today that he passed away on Monday.
He basically started the punk scene in LA in the '70's by giving bands like X, The Germs, The Dickies, and many more a venue to play at. As well as continuing on after The Masque, by promoting bands throughout LA and writing a few books. The LA Times wrote a nice obituary for him. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.