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David Johansen: This Time It's For Real

Jim Sullivan, Sweet Potato, December 1978

"When you look back at every cultural music scene, there were always a couple of bands that came first-like the Beatles and Rolling Stones – and then there were a million bands that came along in their wake and had only a nominal success. That's the way I think it's going to be in New York. There'll be a couple of groups that hit pretty big, and a lot that'll hit pretty minor. The New York Dolls are gonna be around for a while." – David Johansen as quoted in Creem, October 1973.

"Not everybody survives and gets a shot at it again."-David Johansen, backstage, after his set at the Paradise, October 27th.

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