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Max’s Icon: Richard Hell

Max’s Icon: Richard Hell

“I wanted to have a life of adventure,” writes Richard Hell in his clear-eyed, surprisingly moving autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. “I didn’t want anybody telling me what to do.”

The kid from the Kentucky suburbs of the Fifties took that basic idea and helped create the punk aesthetic in New York in the early Seventies, first as a co-founder of Television and a member of the Heartbreakers and then as the leader of his short-lived band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

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Photo by Chris Stein