New York Dolls - Quite the opposite

Figuring out that the New York Dolls come from New York is child's play of course. Explaining the name of this glampunk and protopunk group is quite the opposite.

How did the New York Dolls get their band name - Doll Hospital Billy Murcia and Sylvain Sylvain of the then nameless band worked in a clothing store in the Big Apple, called Truth and Soul (advertising slogan: 'Most Americans wouldn't be caught dead in our clothes. We wouldn't be caught dead in theirs').

Diagonally across from Truth and Soul the New York Doll Hospital was established (say an over-sized doll fixer-upper), at 787 Lexington Ave.

Sylvain Sylvain said to Billy: 'Man, that would be a great name for a band - The New York Dolls'.

Active: 1971-1976; 2004-present, USA
Site: http://www.nydolls.org/News.html


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