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Gary Valentine (II)

Writer and musician Gary Valentine was born Gary Lachman on December 24, 1955 in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1975, Gary joined the original line-up for the highly popular, successful, and innovative New Wave rock band, Blondie, as a bassist and remained part of the group before leaving in 1977. Valentine co-wrote Blondie's debut single, "X Offender", ... See full bio »

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Quo Vadis, Baby? Soundtrack
Up the Academy Soundtrack
CBGB Soundtrack
Top of the Pops Soundtrack


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 2013 CBGB (writer: "X Offender")
 2005 Quo Vadis, Baby? (writer: "X Offender")
 2002 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gay (2002) ... (writer: "Presence, Dear" - uncredited)
 1978-1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 October 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Platinum Pop")
- Episode dated 25 May 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear")
- Episode dated 11 May 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear")
 1980 Up the Academy (lyrics: "X Offender") / (music: "X Offender")
 1978 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "X-Offender")
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 2013 Born to Kill? (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Author, Turn off Your Mind - The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius
- The Killer Prophet (2013) ... Himself - Author, Turn off Your Mind - The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius (as Gary Valentine Lachman)
 2013 Myth Hunters (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Writer
- The Hunt for the Book of Spells (2013) ... Himself - Writer (as Gary Lachman)
 2005 Blondie: Greatest Hits, Sight and Sound (Video short)
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 2010 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Blondie (2010) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation, with Blondie, Iggy Pop and Others, 1974-1981" (2002) See more »

Alternate Names:

Gary Valentine Lachman | Gary Lachman

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Wrote the song, "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear", for his then-girlfriend, Lisa Jane Persky. See more »

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