Come glory in the glitter and glam
and see the premiere complete-set performance of
Prima Ballerina, the one-and-only, all new, top New York Dolls tribute band in the entire USA (barring Alaska) - on Saturday, October 25th at the Lakeside Lounge (162 Ave. B between 10th and 11th sts.)
Glory in the saturnalian, bacchanalian, babylonian Oscar-Wildean decadence of the hedonistic heyday of glorious androgyne-laden 1970's New York City
the members of Prima Ballerina are:
Mony Falcone as Arthur Kane, Heidi Lieb as Johnny Thunders, Linda Pitmon as Jerry Nolan, Jill Richmond as Sylvain Sylvain, and Tammy Faye Starlite as David Johansen.
A night full of trash pills kisses red patent-leather platform boots private worlds jungles whales cooking gear coppers knives rhinestone targets scatter rugs and jammed-mirror crises of the mystery girls and check out Bob Gruen's beautiful new book on the Dolls,
New York Dolls: Photographs by Bob Gruen (Hardcover), by Bob Gruen (Photographer), Legs McNeil (Commentary), Morrissey (Afterword).
â€œThe Dolls told me: We know you as you really are, and youâ€™re OK by us.â€--Morrissey, from his Afterword
Formed in New York City in 1971, the New York Dolls prefigured Punk, New Wave, and Glam Metal Rock with their over-the-top style and their ingenious sound, setting the tone for many rock bands that would later come on the scene. Comprised of singer David Johansen, guitarists Johnny Thunders and Sylvain Sylvain, drummer Jerry Nolan, and bassist Arthur â€œKillerâ€ Kane, the Dolls are the acknowledged influence of bands as diverse as Blondie, the Ramones, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Morrissey, the Smiths, and the Sex Pistols.
Legendary photographer Bob Gruen has compiled the first photography collection devoted to the New York Dolls and their iconic and unprecedented style. Featuring over two hundred unforgettable images New York Dolls: Photographs by Bob Gruen celebrates one of the most important bands in music history.
About the Author: Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known rock-and-roll photographers of all time. For almost forty years his images have appeared worldwide in every form of print from postcards to posters to T-shirts and postage stamps. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years. He lives in New York City.