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Max’s Icon: Blondie

Max’s Icon: Blondie

Blondie guitarist/songwriter Chris Stein has been slowly releasing photographs he took over the years, showcasing the New York Music scene. He spoke to Blouin Artinfo about the stories behind some of his classic pictures.


“That was at Richard’s last show with the Heartbreakers, which was Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan from the New York Dolls. That was at Max’s Kansas City (New York). He was kind of morose because he knew he was leaving the band for the last time. That’s Walter (Lure), the guitar player from the band, handing him a beer – he was the second guitar in Heartbreakers after Johnny Thunders.” – Chris Stein

See the rest of Chris Stein’s pictures here.