One thing to do Thursday: Hear the godfather of punk read his life story
Richard Hell spills his guts about sex, drugs and rock & roll in a new memoir.
Thu Mar 14 2013
Photograph: Iniz & Vinoodh
Punk legend Richard Hell—cofounder of Television and the Heartbreakers, and bandleader behind Richard Hell and the Voidoids—pours his heart out in a memoir, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. In it, he looks back on rising alongside Patti Smith and the Ramones at CBGB, opening for the Clash and his descent into drug addiction. The prose is candid and straightforward, without much of the self-serving nostalgia that easily could have accompanied such a trip. He holds forth tonight at Barnes & Noble Union Square.
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