New York Dolls Biography

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Highly influential pre-punk garage rock band formed in 1972. The New York Dolls were in the center of New York City's hip artistic scene led by Andy Warhol. Iconic figures like David Bowie and Elton John went to see their legendary performances at Max's Kansas City and the Mercer Arts Center.Bands like Aerosmith, Kiss and Rush all opened up for the Dolls before they were known. The band consisted of David JoHansen on lead vocals, Johnny Thunders (later formed the Heartbreakers), Sylvain Sylvain, Arthur Kane, and Billy "Doll" Murcia (Later replaced by Jerry Nolan after he accidently died in Europe while on tour with the Faces). In the mid seventies the Dolls split up but their inluence continues even to this day.

Thanks to Michael Quinn for submitting the biography.

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