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Posts Tagged ‘Deborah Harry’

Chelsea Hotel Extends Blondie Exhibit

You’ve got a few more days to check out the “Blondie 40th Anniversary” show at the Chelsea Hotel, curated by band members Deborah Harry and Chris Stein with help from art dealer Jeffrey Deitch. The collection of photographs, T-shirts and concert memorabilia was scheduled to come down this past Monday, September 29. But due to popular demand, the exhibit has been extended through next Monday, October 6.

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The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman recently checked out the show at the Storefront Gallery on West 23rd Street. He says a large part of the attraction is the crowd and people-watching:

The [Chelsea Hotel] staff have heard “countless” stories from gallery visitors of drug-taking, drinking and sexual relations back in the day “that don’t sound credible.” One lady claimed she had a “magical connection” to Harry after a video of Blondie played in a Swiss chalet she was staying in. Another lady pressed a gift into the staff member’s hands to pass on to Harry, saying she had promised to pass it on to her when they had a chat 14 years before.

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Last Night: Henry Rollins’ KCRW Benefit at the Echoplex

Henry Rollins was at the Echoplex last night, putting on a benefit for KCRW that could only be described as two hours of intense music geekery.

It was great.

A little over 300 people gathered to hear Rollins dig deep into his personal collection of rare recordings and play all kinds of songs he isn’t allowed to play on the radio–mostly because the tapes were given to him personally by the artists or their families under the promise that they could never be leaked or bootlegged. Rollins then told the often crazy backstory of how each track came into his possession.

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