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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bande a part: New York Underground 60's, 70's, 80's

Without a doubt i think the last big cultural explosion in the U.S. took place in New York City during the mid-20th Century. The music scene was not only intense, but also has a lasting greatness with bands like The Ramones, Television, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Heartbreakers (no not Tom), Blondie, and others. There was also things happening in the film and art world as well. "Band a part" is an excellent sampler of great images from that era. New York Dolls to R. Hell, to Warhol, to Bowie. All of it captured by photographers who were part of the wall paper that was NYC. Lee Childers, Billy Name, Anton Perich, Maripol, Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Bobby Grossman, Danny Fields, Stephanie Chernikowski, Marcia Resnick, and Gerard Malanga.

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