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The band was fronted by David Johansen who looked like Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones; Johnny Thunders was the swaggering junkie lead guitar player, Arthur "Killer" Kane played bass; Syl Sylvain played rhythm guitar and the ill fated Billy Murcia played drums. Billy died before recording their first LP and was replaced by Jerry Nolan.
The New York Dolls only released two studio albums the self titled New York Dolls[?] in 1973 and the aptly titled Too Much Too Soon[?] in 1974, by which point internal tensions and drugs had left the band on the edge of splitting. Johansen had a moderately successful solo career (later he began recording under the name of Buster Poindexter) and Thunders found a modicum of fame with The Heartbreakers[?].
Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans in 1991.