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Richard Hell

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Richard Hell: Rock And Roll Made Me Handsome

Friday, March 15, 2013

As the musician and writer Richard Hell tells it, he spent much of his Kentucky childhood dreaming of running away. He came to New York penniless -- and went on to become one of the influential voices of 1970s punk. He started bands like Television, the Heartbreakers and the Voidoids, and was a pivotal part of the now-iconic punk club CBGBs. Many have told Hell’s story over the years. Now, he’s telling it himself, in a book called I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography. He joins us with the story.

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Guest Picks: Richard Hell

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Richard Hell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his journey to New York as a teenager and starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He also told us what he's listening to these days -- find out below!

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Richard Hell: I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

Monday, March 11, 2013

Writer and musician Richard Hell charts his childhood, coming of age, and misadventures as an artist in the era of rock and roll. I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography is about his journey from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion when he was 17. He was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, and he help make CBGB a punk ground zero. 

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