Richard Lester Meyers, better known by his stage name Richard Hell, is an American singer, bass guitarist and writer. Richard Hell was an innovator of punk fashion, he was one of the first to spike his hair and wear torn and drawn-on shirts held together with safety pins. Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, credited Hell as a source of inspiration for the Sex Pistols' look and attitude, as well as the safety-pin and graphics accessorized clothing that McLaren sold in his London shop, Sex. Hell was in several important, early punk bands, including Neon Boys and the Heartbreakers, after which he formed Richard Hell & the Voidoids, their 1977 album Blank Generation influenced many other punk bands. Its title track was named "One of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock" by music writers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listing and is ranked as one of the all-time Top 10 punk songs by a 2006 poll of original British punk figures, as reported in the Rough Guide to Punk. Since the late 1980s, Hell has devoted himself to writing, publishing two novels and several other books.
He was the film critic for BlackBook magazine from 2004 to 2006. Richard Lester Meyers grew up in Lexington, Kentucky in 1949, his father, a secular Jew, was an experimental psychologist. He died. Hell was raised by his mother, who came from Methodists of Welsh and English ancestry. After her husband's death, she became a professor. Hell attended the Sanford School in Delaware for one year, where he became friends with Tom Miller, who changed his name to Tom Verlaine, they ran away from school together and a short time were arrested in Alabama for arson and vandalism. Hell never finished high school. In New York he met fellow young poet David Giannini, moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico for several months, where Giannini and Meyers co-founded Genesis:Grasp, they used an AM VariTyper with changeable fonts to publish the magazine. They began publishing books and magazines, but decided to go their separate ways in 1971, after which Hell created and published Dot Books. Before he was 21, his own poems were published in numerous periodicals, ranging from Rolling Stone to the New Directions Annuals.
In 1971, along with Verlaine, Hell published under the pseudonym Theresa Stern, a fictional poet whose photo was a combination of both his and Verlaine's faces in drag, superimposed over one another to create a new identity. A book of poems credited to "Stern", Wanna Go Out?, was released by Dot in 1973. In 1972, Verlaine formed the Neon Boys. In 1974, the band added a second guitarist, Richard Lloyd, changed their name to Television. Television's performances at CBGB helped kick-start the first wave of punk bands, inspiring a number of different artists including Patti Smith, who wrote the first press review of Television for the SoHo Weekly News in June 1974, she formed a successful band of her own, the Patti Smith Group. Television was one of the early bands to play at CBGB because their manager, Terry Ork, persuaded owner Hilly Kristal to book them alongside the Ramones, they built the club's first stage. Hell started playing his punk rock anthem "Blank Generation" during his time in Television.
In early 1975, Hell parted ways with Television after a dispute over creative control. Hell claimed that he and Verlaine had divided the songwriting evenly but that Verlaine sometimes refused to play Hell's songs. Verlaine remained silent on the subject. Hell left Television the same week that Jerry Johnny Thunders quit the New York Dolls. In May 1975, the three of them formed the Heartbreakers. After one show, Walter Lure joined the Heartbreakers as a second guitarist. Four Heartbreakers demo tracks, recorded while Hell was still in the band, were released on that band's L. A. M. F. Definitive Edition reissue. A live album recorded with Hell in 1975 was released as What Goes Around... in 1991. In early 1976, Hell quit the Heartbreakers and started Richard Hell and the Voidoids with Robert Quine, Ivan Julian and Marc Bell; the band released two albums, though the second, Destiny Street, retained only Quine from the original group, with Naux on guitar and Fred Maher on drums. Hell's best known songs with the Voidoids included "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts", "The Kid With the Replaceable Head" and "Time".
In 2009, the guitar tracks on Destiny Street were re-recorded and released as Destiny Street Repaired, with guitarists Julian, Marc Ribot and Bill Frisell playing to the original rhythm tracks. In 2009, Hell gave his blessing to the public access program Pancake Mountain to create an animated music video for "The Kid with the Replaceable Head", it was the Voidoids' only official music video. The cut used for the animation appears on Hell's 2005 retrospective album, The Richard Hell Story. Hell's only other album release was as part of the band Dim Stars, for which he came out of retirement for a month in the early 1990s. Dim Stars featured guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth, Gumball's guitarist Don Fleming, Quine, they formed only to record a 1991 EP and a 1992 album, both titled Dim Stars, played one show in public, a WFMU benefit at The Ritz in Manhattan. Hell sang lead vocals and wrote the lyrics for the album. Hell guested on the 1993 Roller Coaster album by Shotgun Rationale, co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the song "Never Mind" by the Heads, a 1996 collaborative effort between three former members of Talking Heads.
Marquee Moon is the debut album by American rock band Television. It was released on February 1977, by Elektra Records. In the years leading up to the album, Television had become a prominent act on the New York music scene and generated interest from a number of record labels signing a record deal with Elektra; the group rehearsed extensively in preparation for Marquee Moon before recording it at A & R Recording in September 1976. It was produced by sound engineer Andy Johns. For Marquee Moon and fellow guitarist Richard Lloyd abandoned contemporary punk rock's power chords in favor of rock and jazz-inspired interplay, melodic lines, counter-melodies. Verlaine's lyrics combined urban and pastoral imagery, references to Lower Manhattan, themes of adolescence, influences from French poetry, he used puns and double entendres to give his songs an impressionistic quality in describing his perception of an experience. Marquee Moon was met with widespread acclaim and was hailed by critics as an original musical development in rock music.
The critical recognition helped the album achieve unexpected commercial success in the United Kingdom, but it sold poorly in the United States. The record has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time and a foundational record of alternative rock. Television's innovative post-punk instrumentation on Marquee Moon influenced the new wave and indie rock movements of the 1980s. By the mid-1970s, Television had become a leading act in the New York music scene, they first developed a following from their residency at the Lower Manhattan club CBGB, where they helped persuade club manager Hilly Kristal to feature more unconventional musical groups. The band had received interest from labels by late 1974, but chose to wait for an appropriate record deal, they turned down a number of major labels, including Island Records, for whom they had recorded demos with producer Brian Eno. Eno had produced demos of the songs "Prove It", "Friction", "Venus", "Marquee Moon" in December 1974, but Television frontman Tom Verlaine did not approve of Eno's sound: "He recorded us cold and brittle, no resonance.
We're oriented towards strong guitar music... sort of expressionistic."After founding bassist Richard Hell left in 1975, Television enlisted Fred Smith, whom they found more reliable and rhythmically adept. The band developed a rapport and a musical style that reflected their individual influences: Smith and guitarist Richard Lloyd had a rock and roll background, drummer Billy Ficca was a jazz enthusiast, Verlaine's tastes varied from the rock group 13th Floor Elevators to jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler; that same year, Television shared a residency at CBGB with singer and poet Patti Smith, who had recommended the band to Arista Records president Clive Davis. Although he had seen them perform, Davis was hesitant to sign them at first, he was persuaded by Smith's boyfriend Allen Lanier to let them record demos, which Verlaine said resulted in "a much warmer sound than Eno got". However, Verlaine still wanted to find a label that would allow him to produce Television's debut album himself though he had little recording experience.
In August 1976, Television signed a recording deal with Elektra Records, who promised Verlaine he could produce the band's first album with the condition that he would be assisted by a well-known recording engineer. Verlaine, who did not want to be guided in the studio by a famous producer, enlisted engineer Andy Johns based on his work for the Rolling Stones' 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Lloyd was impressed by Johns, who he said had produced "some of the great guitar sounds in rock". Johns was credited as the co-producer on Marquee Moon. Elektra did not query Television's studio budget for the recording. Television recorded Marquee Moon in September 1976 at R Recording in New York City. In preparation for the album's recording, Television had rehearsed for four to six hours a day and six to seven days a week. Lloyd said they were "both roughshod musicians on one hand and desperadoes on the other, with the will to become good". During preparations, the band rejected most of the material they had written over the course of three years.
Once they were in the studio, they recorded two new songs for the album—"Guiding Light" and "Torn Curtain"—and older songs such as "Friction", "Venus", the title track, which had become a standard at their live shows. Verlaine said that, because he had predetermined the structure of the album, only those eight songs and a few others were attempted during the recording sessions. For most of Marquee Moon, Johns recorded Television. A few songs were recorded in one take, including the title track, which Ficca assumed was a rehearsal. Johns suggested the group record another take of the song, but Verlaine told him to "forget it". Verlaine and Lloyd's guitars were recorded and multi-tracked to left and right channels, the final recordings were left uncompressed and unadorned with studio effects. According to Rolling Stone, Marquee Moon is a post-punk album, while Jason Heller from The A. V. Club described it. Robert Christgau regarded it as more of a rock record because of Television's formal and technical abilities as musicians: "It wasn't punk.
Its intensity wasn't manic. Both sides of the album begin with three shorter, hook-driven songs, which Stylus Magazine's Evan Chakroff said veer between progressive rock and post-punk styles; the title track and "Torn Curtain" are longer and more jam-oriented. "As peculiar as it sounds, I've always thought that we were a pop band", Verlaine told Select. "You know, I always thought Marquee Moon was a bunch of cool single
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, still the magazine's publisher, the music critic Ralph J. Gleason, it was first known for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content. Rolling Stone Press is the magazine's associated book publishing imprint. Straight Arrow Press was the magazine's associated book publishing imprint, Straight Arrow Publishing Co. Inc. was the publishing company that published Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Ralph Gleason. To get it off the ground, Wenner borrowed $7,500 from his own family and from the parents of his soon-to-be wife, Jane Schindelheim; the first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967, was in newspaper format with a lead article on the Monterey Pop Festival.
The cover price was 25¢. In the first issue, Wenner explained that the title of the magazine referred to the 1950 blues song "Rollin' Stone", recorded by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan's hit single "Like a Rolling Stone": You're wondering what we're trying to do. It's hard to say: sort of a sort of a newspaper; the name of it is Rolling Stone which comes from an old saying, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Muddy Waters used the name for a song. The Rolling Stones took their name from Muddy's song. "Like a Rolling Stone" was the title of Bob Dylan's first rock and roll record. We have begun a new publication reflecting what we see are the changes in rock and roll and the changes related to rock and roll."—Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone, November 9, 1967, p. 2 Some authors have attributed the name to Dylan's hit single: "At Gleason's suggestion, Wenner named his magazine after a Bob Dylan song." Rolling Stone identified with and reported the hippie counterculture of the era. However, it distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press.
In the first edition, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone "is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces". In the 1970s, Rolling Stone began to make a mark with its political coverage, with the likes of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson writing for the magazine's political section. Thompson first published his most famous work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas within the pages of Rolling Stone, where he remained a contributing editor until his death in 2005. In the 1970s, the magazine helped launch the careers of many prominent authors, including Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, Ben Fong-Torres, Patti Smith and P. J. O'Rourke, it was at this point that the magazine ran some of its most famous stories, including that of the Patty Hearst abduction odyssey. One interviewer, speaking for a large number of his peers, said that he bought his first copy of the magazine upon initial arrival on his college campus, describing it as a "rite of passage".
In 1977, the magazine moved its headquarters from San Francisco to New York City. Editor Jann Wenner said San Francisco had become "a cultural backwater". During the 1980s, the magazine began to shift towards being a general "entertainment" magazine. Music was still a dominant topic, but there was increasing coverage of celebrities in television and the pop culture of the day; the magazine initiated its annual "Hot Issue" during this time. Rolling Stone was known for its musical coverage and for Thompson's political reporting. In the 1990s, the magazine changed its format to appeal to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors and popular music; this led to criticism. In recent years, the magazine has resumed its traditional mix of content, including in-depth political stories, it has expanded content to include coverage of financial and banking issues. As a result, the magazine has seen its circulation increase and its reporters invited as experts to network television programs of note.
The printed format has gone through several changes. The first publications, in 1967–72, were in folded tabloid newspaper format, with no staples, black ink text, a single color highlight that changed each edition. From 1973 onwards, editions were produced on a four-color press with a different newsprint paper size. In 1979, the bar code appeared. In 1980, it became a large format magazine; as of edition of October 30, 2008, Rolling Stone has had a smaller, standard-format magazine size. After years of declining readership, the magazine experienced a major resurgence of interest and relevance with the work of two young journalists in the late 2000s, Michael Hastings and Matt Taibbi. In 2005, Dana Leslie Fields, former publisher of Rolling Stone, who had worked at the magazine for 17 years, was an inaugural inductee into the Magazine Hall of Fame. In 2009, Taibbi unleashed an acclaimed series of scathing reports on the financial meltdown of the time, he famously described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid".
Bigger headlines came at the end of June 2010. Rolling Stone caused a controversy in the White House by publishing in the July issue an article by journalist Michael Hastings entitled, "The Runaway General", quoting criticism by General Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U. S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, about Vice President Joe Biden and oth
Hockessin is a census-designated place in New Castle County, United States. The population was 13,527 at the 2010 census; the place name may be derived from the Lenape word "hòkèsa" meaning "pieces of bark" or from a misspelling of "occasion," as pronounced by the Quakers who settled the area originally. Hockessin traces its roots to 1688; the first Roman Catholic church in Delaware was located in Hockessin. Missionary priests from Maryland established the Coffee Run Mission in 1790; the A. Armstrong Farm, Coffee Run Mission Site, Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse, T. Pierson Farm, Public School No. 29, Springer Farm, Wilmington and Western Railroad are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The community is near the northwest border of Delaware within 1.2 mi of the Pennsylvania border on the east bank of Mill Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.0 square miles, of which, 10.0 square miles of it is land and 0.10% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 12,902 people, 4,464 households, 3,731 families residing in the CDP.
The population density was 1,286.7 people per square mile. There were 4,575 housing units at an average density of 456.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.82% White, 2.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population. From 1990 to 2016, the population of Hockessin has grown by about 35%. There were 4,464 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.4% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.13. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $100,844, the median income for a family was $108,784. Males had a median income of $76,617 versus $46,988 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $40,516. About 1.0% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over. Although Hockessin is a bedroom community, there are several mushroom farms operating in the area. Hockessin contains the Lantana Square Shopping Center, the Hockessin Athletic Club, which contains a pool, indoor gym, walking trail. Hockessin hosts several Fourth of July activities for the area residents. Local groups parade down Old Lancaster Pike, neighborhoods compete in different athletic events, there is a fireworks display in the evening in Swift Park. Hockessin is served by the Red Clay Consolidated School District for public education.
Elementary schools serving Hockessin for grades K through 5 include Cooke Elementary School and North Star Elementary School. Public school students in grades 6 through 8 attend Henry B. duPont Middle School. Students in grades 9 through 12 in Hockessin attend Thomas McKean High School to the south of Hockessin or Alexis I. duPont High School in Greenville, with students in the western part of Hockessin attending John Dickinson High School in Pike Creek. Private schools in Hockessin include CACC Montessori School, Hockessin Montessori School, Sanford School, Wilmington Christian School; the main road through Hockessin is Delaware Route 41 which heads southeast toward Wilmington and northwest toward the Pennsylvania border, where it becomes Pennsylvania Route 41 and continues toward Lancaster. South of Hockessin, Delaware Route 48 splits from DE 41 to follow Lancaster Pike to Wilmington while DE 41 continues along Newport Gap Pike to Prices Corner. Delaware Route 7 passes through the western part of Hockessin along Limestone Road, heading north to the Pennsylvania border and south toward Pike Creek and Christiana.
The northern terminus of the Wilmington and Western Railroad, a tourist railroad, is in Hockessin. DART First State provides bus service to Hockessin along Route 20, which follows Lancaster Pike to Wilmington and ends at the Wilmington station served by Amtrak and SEPTA Regional Rail's Wilmington/Newark Line. DART First State's Route 20 bus serves park and ride lots located at Hockessin Memorial Hall and the Wells Fargo bank. Cab Calloway, jazz singer and bandleader Chris Coons, US Senator from Delaware Matt Denn, Lieutenant Governor of Delaware Trevon Duval, basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils Tony Graffanino, Major League Baseball player Bernard Hopkins, professional boxer Kent A. Jordan, Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Hockessin, Delaware profile on City-Data.com
Camber Sands is a beach at the village of Camber, East Sussex near Rye, East Sussex, England. It is the only sand dune system in East Sussex, is east of the estuary of the River Rother at Rye Bay stretching 3 miles to just beyond the Kent border, where shingle and pebbles take over again, it is one of three stretches of non-tidally submerged sand east of Bournemouth Bay, which just exceeds the three in total length, on England's south coast, the others being West Wittering and Avon Beach. A large section of the western end of the dunes lie within the Camber Sands and Rye Saltings Site of Special Scientific Interest, while the rest is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Importance; the dunes are getting larger by accretion. The dunes are managed to prevent problems with wind-blown sand; the holiday companies in Camber Sands are Parkdean Resorts. The dunes were used for exercises in the Second World War. There is a square MoD danger area and base inland of the east of the area; the dunes resemble topographically those challenging desert terrain.
Similar training facilities exist at Braunton in Scotland and in Pembrokeshire. Three main car parks co-exist. Western car park on New Lydd road has a large overflow one, all opposite Central car park and its overflow. A third, smaller car park is on Old Lydd road. Central has main access to the beach; the Western car park closes at 8pm in the summer. Camber Sands railway station was the terminus of the Camber Tramway, it opened on 13 July 1908 and closed, with the line, in September 1939. The beach has become a popular location for kitesurfing, kite landboarding and kite buggying due to its sand and favourable wind conditions. Kite launches are only allowed in the designated area at the eastern end of the beach near the Jury's Gap car park. In 2016, a total of seven men drowned at Camber five of them on one day. There was controversy over the lack of lifeguards, inquests returned verdicts of misadventure. Camber Sands, with its wide bay and large dune system, has been used in a variety of creative media.
The beach was used in the 1958 film Dunkirk starring John Mills to recreate Operation Dynamo. They were used again as Normandy beaches during D-Day in the 1962 epic The Longest Day. Follow That Camel was shot here during the early months of 1967, with Camber Sands representing the Sahara Desert, although filming had to be stopped several times because the dunes were covered in snow; the Monuments Men was shot here in the early part of 2013 starring Matt Damon. The Invisible Woman, a period drama about the life of Nelly Ternan, has several scenes on the sand; the Theory of Everything, about the life of Stephen Hawking, includes a scene on the sands and dunes. The Pinewood Studios endorsed short film Sand Boys was shot on the south most parts of Camber Sands. Camber Sands was featured in Series 2 of Green Wing. Characters Alan Statham and Joanna Clore appear on the beach in the finale and in the Park Resort Holiday Park; the dunes were featured in a 2010 advertisement for Wall's. Camber Sands was the planet Aridius in the 1965 Doctor Who story The Chase, in 1986 was the filming location for a scene in the final two parts of the story Trial of a Time Lord, as part of an elaborate illusion generated by the Valeyard in the Matrix.
Camber Sands was featured within the Netflix original series, After Life where Ricky Gervais's character walked his dog in episode 3. Camber Sands is mentioned in "Europe Is Our Playground" by Suede, "Pulling Mussels" by Squeeze, "Diamonds and Pearls" by The Holloways, "Heavyweight Champion of the World" by Reverend and The Makers and "Caravan" by Nick Heyward, it was used as a title to Fatboy Slim's EP single Camber Sands. Feeder's 2003 video for "Forget About Tomorrow", was shot on the beach. Nine years Feeder referenced Camber Sands in "Oh My", the second track of their Generation Freakshow album; the song "On Camber Sands" appears on Gordon Giltrap's album Troubadour, is a common feature in his live sets. Jose Vanders refers to Camber Sands in her song "For Now"; the cover of the 1980 LP record Beat Boys In The Jet Age by mod revival band, The Lambrettas, was photographed on Camber Sands. The cover of the Bucks Fizz album I Hear Talk, was photographed at Camber Sands. Paul McCartney and his band Wings filmed the music video for their Back to the Egg album track "Baby's Request" at Camber Sands in 1979.
This was shown as part of their 1981 TV special, on BBC 1, featuring many videos recorded in the Sussex area to accompany the tracks. The cover of Dream Theater's 1997 album Falling Into Infinity was photographed at Camber Sands by English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson; the Fall mention Camber Sands in a song called " Mod Mock Goth": "We take Viagra / And go to Camber Sands / Our shirts are well out of our pants / We are mod mock goth" on the 2003 single " A Protein Christmas". The music video for Gabrielle Aplin's 2012 song "Home" was shot around Camber Sands. Music festival All Tomorrow's Parties takes place at Pontins holiday camp in Camber Sands, it was founded by Barry Hogan in 1999 as an alternative to larger, more corporate festivals like Reading, with a tendency towards post-rock, avant-garde, underground hip hop, along with more traditional rock fare. Artists the Boyle Family famously made some of their first casts using resin and fibreglass on the beach at Camber Sands in 1966.
These initial studies - some of which were unsuccessful - culminated in
Hilly Kristal was an American club owner and musician, the owner of the iconic New York City club, CBGB, which opened in 1973 and closed in 2006 over a rent dispute. Kristal was born in the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, his father, Shamai Kristal, was a Russian pogrom survivor. His family moved to New Jersey when he was an infant, he studied music from a young age and attended the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Kristal spent a period of time in the Marines, he moved back to New York City, where he worked as a singer, appearing on stage in the men's choral group at Radio City Music Hall. He became the manager of the Village Vanguard, a jazz club in Greenwich Village, where he booked Miles Davis and other musicians, he had two children: Lisa Kristal Burgman and Mark Dana Kristal. In 1966 he and Ron Delsener co-founded the Rheingold Central Park Music Festival, sponsored by Rheingold Beer. By 1968, Delsener had changed beer sponsors to Schaefer and Kristal was no longer involved; the festival took place every year until 1976 in Central Park and featured musicians from a range of genres, including Miles Davis, the Who, Chuck Berry, Bob Marley, B.
B. King, Led Zeppelin, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, Patti LaBelle, Ike & Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, the Allman Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Curtis Mayfield, Bruce Springsteen and the Doors. In 1970, Kristal opened a bar in the Bowery section of New York called "Hilly's on the Bowery", which closed within a couple of years. In December 1973, he created "CBGB and OMFUG", an abbreviation for the kinds of music he intended to feature there; the club called CBGB, became known as the starting point for the careers of such punk rock and new wave acts as the Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. Kristal briefly managed Dead Boys and The Shirts, two bands that performed at his club. CBGB featured many famous musicians over the years and remained popular until its closing in 2006 due to a personal disagreement with the landlord, who opted not to renew the lease. For a short while after the closing, Kristal considered moving the club to Las Vegas. A film, CBGB, about Kristal and the origins of the club, was released in October 2013.
Actor Alan Rickman portrayed Kristal in the film. Kristal died on August 28, 2007 from complications of lung cancer, aged 75. CBGB Hilly Kristal on National Public Radio Hilly Kristal on IMDb Hilly Kristal at Billboard Hilly Kristal at the Stereo Society
Adventure (Television album)
Adventure is the second studio album by American rock band Television. It was released in April 1978 by record label Elektra. Adventure was released in April 1978, it was issued in standard black vinyl in the US, but in red vinyl in the UK. Upon its release it fared worse in the charts than its predecessor in the United States but entered the charts at No. 7 in the United Kingdom. Ken Emerson of Rolling Stone wrote "By daring to be different, Adventure lives up to its title, but it comes as something of a disappointment because it lacks the jagged tension and mysterious drama that imbued last year's Marquee Moon with such dark but lucid power." Robert Christgau was favourable, writing "I agree that it's not as urgent, or as satisfying, but that's only to say that Marquee Moon was a great album while Adventure is a good one. The difference is more a function of material than of the new album's clean, reflective mood; the lyrics on Marquee Moon were shot through with visionary surprises. These are comparatively songlike, their apercus concentrated in hook lines that are surrounded by more quotidian stuff."
On the album's sound Mark Deming of AllMusic writes "Where Marquee Moon was direct and straightforward in its approach, with the subtleties in the performance and not in the production, Adventure is a decidedly softer and less aggressive disc, while John Jansen's production isn't intrusive, it does round off the edges of the band's sound in a way Andy Johns' work on the first album did not." All tracks written except where indicated. TelevisionTom Verlaine – lead vocals, piano, production Richard Lloyd – guitar, vocals Fred Smith – bass, vocals Billy Ficca – drumsTechnicalJohn Jansen – production, engineer Craig Bishop, Gray Russell, Jay Borden - engineer Paul Jansen - art direction Gerrit Van Der Meer - photography Adventure at Discogs