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Richard Hell

Singer and bass guitarist in the Neon Boys and Television with schoolfriend Tom Verlaine, NYC mid-to late 1970's. Credited by many with inventing the "look" of punk rock - ripped clothes, spiky hair etc, he claims influenced by a portrait of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Expelled from Television for musical incompetence/independent thought (delete ... See full bio »

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Known For

Desperately Seeking Susan
(1985)
Tank Girl
Tank Girl Soundtrack
(1995)
Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack
(1990)
Blank Generation
(1980)

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 2013 CBGB (writer: "Blank Generation")
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (performer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Chinese Rocks" - as Meyers)
 1995 Tank Girl (writer: "Blank Generation")
 1994 Airheads (writer: "Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "Love Comes in Spurts") / (writer: "Love Comes in Spurts")
 1981 Fear No Evil ("Blank Generation") / (performer: "Blank Generation")
 1980 Blank Generation (writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts", "Liars Beware", "New Pleasure")
 1978 Punking Out (Documentary short) (writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Hot And Cold: essays, poems, lyrics, notebooks, pictures, fiction" (2001) PowerHouse Books See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 14 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

Rock & roll is trying to convince girls to pay money to be near you.

Trivia:

Invented phrase "Blank Generation" See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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