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Rock poet Richard Hell finds some solace

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 6 November 1982

ELVIS PRESLEY, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis defined the classic rock 'n' roll position — stake a claim for living life outside society's mainstream, on the edge. Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones carried that position through the '60s. When punk rock — a movement that rejected the formulaic blandness of much commercial rock — burst out during the doldrums of the mid-'70s. Richard Hell sang its anthem: "I belong to the blank generation, and I can take it or leave it each time."

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