New York Dolls Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


17th August 2014

Fact: New York Dolls rocker David Johansen thrilled revellers at a karaoke bar in New York on Thursday night (14Aug14) by leaping onstage to perform a song. The veteran punk star was attending a pal's birthday party at the Planet Rose venue when he decided to grab the mic and join in the fun. Johansen performed a rendition of the Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace, and told fellow party guests it was the first time he had ever sung karaoke, according to the New York Post.


29th May 2009

Quote: "I'm afraid of me. Sometimes when I hear my voice on tape, I'm like, 'Who is that horrible man?'" New York Dolls frontman David Johansen.


19th September 2008

Fact: Former The Smiths star Morrissey has penned the afterword for legendary rock photographer BOB GRUEN's new book about the New York Dolls. The Brit is a major fan of the reunited glam punk band.


10th October 2006

Fact: Veteran rockers THE New York Dolls will launch their national US tour since 1974 next month (NOV06).


7th August 2006

Quote: "A guy's make-up doesn't have to be done right - if it's done too well, it's kind of nancy-looking. Just slop it on." New York Dolls star David Johansen gives cosmetic tips for men.


6th August 2006

Quote: "He had, like, an investment portfolio and all this s**t. I don't think he ever bemoaned his financial situation." New York Dolls star David Johansen on fellow punk icon Joey Ramone's secret fortune.


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