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Blind Items Revealed #8 - Reader Blind

January 28, 2021

This recently deceased musician was not a household name but his influence was deeper than people realize.  The band he was a member of through all their records and reunions started off with a debut whose long term effect cannot be understated. This wasn't just about the music which he had a hand in writing but also their look which he was the main creator of. Behind the scenes, the members of this band were out of control including this musician but his drug use was a bit less than the others and he functioned as an organizer and peacemaker. Later, they worked with this foreign impresario who would introduce the world to an even bigger band that shows a lot of this band's influence.

The deceased musician not only advised the impresario on the bigger band's look and sound (and his ideas were all utilized) but he was also approached after the explosion of the bigger band and a huge new music scene, by record label A&R and marketing people who wanted his thoughts on bands they were grooming for the limelight.  Most if not all of his advice on looks and sound was taken and he was paid well for this.

Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren)

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