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Sylvain Sylvain


Following a breakup of the brand new York Dolls, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain continuing to utilize David Johansen for a while, but also started directing his efforts to some solo career. Ahead of becoming a member of the Dolls, Sylvain have been in a music group called Celebrity with potential Dolls Johnny Thunders and Billy Murcia; whenever a alternative was necessary for guitarist Rick Rivets, Sylvain stepped in. Following the Dolls’ separation in 1977, Sylvain continued to be with Johansen for another 2 yrs while developing a music group called the Bad guys, offering keyboardist Bobby Blain, bassist Michael Web page, and drummer Tony Machine. (Some Bad guys material is gathered for the 1985 compilation ’78 Bad guys.) Sylvain finally select his solo profession over Johansen in 1979 with the forming of the Teenage Information, which presented Johansen, bandmates Johnny Rao (acoustic guitar) and Buz Verno (bass), plus Lawbreaker Blain and drummer Lee Crystal. Sylvain documented a self-titled debut that yr, which contains traditional, smoothed-out, extremely melodic pop/rock and roll with a number of affects. Its 1981 follow-up premiered beneath the name (and name) Syl Sylvain as well as the Teardrops, but like its forerunner, was a industrial failing, and Sylvain was fell by RCA. He released an unbiased one in 1983 but is not noticed from since. In the past due ’90s, Sylvain Sylvain taken together several produces that included Rest Baby Doll (1998) and In Teenage Information (2000) both on Fishhead. Paper Pencil & Glue was released on Munster in fall 2000.

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Full Name Sylvain Sylvain
Profession Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Groups New York Dolls
Music Songs Teenage News, 14th Street Beat, I’m So Sorry, What’s That Got to Do With Rock ’n’ Roll?, Paper, Pencil & Glue, The Cops Are Coming, Sleep Baby Doll, Every Boy and Every Girl, Deeper and Deeper, I Can't Forget Tomorrow, Ain’t Got No Home, Forgotten Panties, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, Leaving New York, Your Society Makes Me Sad, Teardrops, Just One Kiss, It's Love, No Dancin', Dance Dance Dance, Another Heart Needs Mending, Hurt Me, Lorell, Frenchette, It's on Fire, Medicine Man, Crowded Love, I'm Your Man, My Babe, Dreaming About You Baby, Oh Honey, Rockin' Good Time
Albums Red Patent Leather, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, New York Dolls, Dancing Backward in High Heels, Too Much Too Soon, Cause I Sez So, Lipstick Killers – The Mercer Street Sessions 1972, Syl Sylvain and the Teardrops, '78 Criminals, Live From Royal Festival Hall, 2004, (Sleep) Baby Doll, Sylvain Sylvain, New York's a Go Go, Manhattan Mayhem (a history of the Dolls), Personality Crisis, Rock'n Roll, Relapse
Movies The New York Dolls: Pre-Crash Condition

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1 Guitarist of the proto-punk band New York Dolls.



The Three Stooges 2012 writer: "Dance Like A Monkey" - as Sylvain Mizrahi
Kick-Ass 2010 as Sylvain Mizrahi, "We're All in Love"
I Pass for Human 2004 producer: "Supersonic"
Postcards from America 1994 writer: "Trash"
Up the Academy 1980 lyrics: "Girls" / music: "Girls"
Rock Concert TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979



New York Dolls Live at Bowery Ballroom 2011 TV Movie
New York Dolls in Newcastle 2011 TV Movie



Sad Vacation 2016 Documentary Himself
Looking for Johnny 2014 Documentary Himself
The Johnny Thunders Story 2013 Documentary short Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2009 TV Series Himself - Interview
Motherfucker: A Movie 2007 Documentary
Soundstage 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself
New York Dolls: On the Lip 2006 Video documentary short Himself
All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story 2005 Documentary Himself
New York Doll 2005 Documentary Himself
Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie 1999 Documentary Himself
Dramarama: Haven't Got a Clue 1991 Short Himself

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Let's Spend the Night Together 2010 Documentary Himself

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