New York Dolls oli yhdysvaltalainen rockyhtye, joka oli alun perin toiminnassa vuosina 1971–1977.Yhtye perustettiin uudelleen vuonna 2004.. Yhtyeen musiikki ja tyyli edustivat protopunkia ja glam rockia.New York Dolls lukeutuu punk rockin tärkeimpiin edelläkävijöihin. Johansen fronted a live version of the band for another two years, then stumbled along as a solo performer until 1984.

But then Arthur "Killer" Kane, bass player for the New York Dolls, was a gentle soul at heart. On a visit to Britain in November '72, Murcia died, allegedly of a drug overdose, and his place was taken by … Punk pioneers the New York Dolls imploded in a haze of heroin three decades ago. Now they're back - and this time, finds Ian Gittins, they can actually play. Best known for his tenure fronting the hugely influential New York Dolls, David Johansen was a true chameleon; throughout the course of a career which saw him transform from a lipstick-smeared proto-punk hero into an urbane blue-eyed soul man and finally into a tuxedo-clad lounge lizard, he remained a rock & roll original, an unpredictable iconoclast and a true cultural innovator. The New York Dolls broke up in 1975 after two albums. Photo taken @ Madame Alexander doll factory, 615 West 131st Street, Harlem, New York … In his feature film debut, director Greg Whiteley ably explores the dichotomy between the stone-faced rocker with the "killer" bass lines and the mild-mannered librarian at LA's Mormon Family History Center. However, I think that the foundation was laid with this incredible debut album by the Dolls. The original name of the group was to be Actress, but when JoHansen (David Johansen) joined in early `72, they became the New York Dolls, soon afterwards substituting Sylvain Sylvain for Rivets. Bill Doll Murcia Johnny Thunders Jerry Nolan Arthur Kane David Johansen Steve Conte Sami Yaffa Sylvain Sylvain The New York Dolls (1973) predates punk rock by about a year, as the Ramones are considered the pioneers of the genre. For a look at a "Killer," New York Doll is a surprisingly tender portrait. Line-up #1 (Early 1972-November 1972): Billy Murcia, Johnny Thunders, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and Arthur Kane. Yhtye sai nopeasti mainetta erikoisen lavapukeutumisensa ansiosta.
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