New York Dolls

The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. In 2004 the band reformed with three of their original members, two of whom, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, continue on today and released a new album in 2006.

The band were courted by the mainstream and made a colourful spectacle but found little commercial success during their existence. However, the New York Dolls prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era and even later; the Dolls' over-the-top visual style influenced the look of many new wave and sleaze rock groups, and their shambling, sloppy but highly energetic playing style set the tone for many later rock and roll bands.

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