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New York Dolls' rock without a plan

The New York Dolls in 1972

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The flamboyant rock group the New York Dolls made a major comeback five years ago. Their mix of blues and punk in the 1970s had a huge influence, founding the New York music scene that spawned bands such as Blondie and the Ramones.

But the band imploded in 1975 after drugs excesses and the deaths of two band members. Reporter Nicola Stanbridge spoke to surviving members David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, who have started writing together again.

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