Gawker spoke to Bad Brains’ publicist and their longtime manager to get the story…
“It’s her,” the band’s manager told Gawker through a publicist. “This would be from 1983. Hair length, and H.R. missing that tooth he knocked out hitting a huge stage divider pole at the Reggae Lounge. Brooke would have been around 18, maybe still a Ford model.”
Bad Brains’ publicist got back to us with some more information. Manager Anthony Countey actually was managing Bad Brains 29 years ago. And he actually does have a specific recollection of the meeting—“a solid memory,” according to the band’s publicist.