Music: New York Dolls

The cover of their eponymous debut album, 1973. Left to right: Arthur Kane, Sylvain Sylvain, David Johansen, Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan.

The New York Dolls are a landmark glam band from, well, New York City, and are quite the influence to New Wave and punk, for bands such as The Ramones, Blondie, Television and The Smiths.

Founded in 1971, New York Dolls are Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll incarnate, and three of the original five members had to pay for it. Led by singer David Johansen, they were dismissed by audiences due to crossdressing, and their Rolling Stones-esque Protopunk landed them in the punk hall of shame.

Today they are re-formed, although three of the members have died. They averted Band Minus the Face; Mr. Johansen is still alive.

As usual, you can find the basics about their career at The Other Wiki.

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