The band were a big inspiration for the UK punk scene in the mid-70s after Malcolm McLaren watched them perform live in New York and decided to make a band of his own in the same vain.
His death was announced by his wife, Wanda OKelley Mizrahi, who shared the news in a Facebook post on Thursday, revealing that he passed away on Wednesday.
The group launched a self-titled launching album in 1973, which was followed Too Much Too Soon, in 1974.
Sylvain Sylvain performing in 2008.
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She added: “Please crank up his music, light a candle light, state a prayer and lets send this lovely doll on his way.”
Sylvain was born Sylvain Mizrahi in Cairo, Egypt, on Valentines Day in 1951.
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On returning to London, he recruited the members that would become the Sex Pistols, in 1976.
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Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist with New York Dolls, has passed away aged 69.
Lenny Kaye, who plays guitar for Patti Smiths band, paid tribute to Sylvain, stating: “His function in the band was as lynchpin, keeping the revolving satellites of his bandmates in precision.
Rolling Stone has reported that Sylvain will be buried in New York.
Sylvain was credited with guitar, piano and vocals on both albums.
” From the time I initially saw their poster appear on the wall of Village Oldies in 1972, promoting a residency at the Mercer Hotel up the street, throughout their meteoric ascent and shooting star flame-out, the New York Dolls were the heated core of this music we hail, the band that makes you want to form a band.”.
Sylvain revealed his cancer diagnosis back in 2019, and a GoFundMe project was released to assist raise cash for his medical expenses.
He moved with his household transferred to France, and then New York, where he later on assisted found the New York Dolls in 1971.
” Though he combated it valiantly, the other day he passed away from this disease. While we grieve his loss, we understand that he is lastly at peace and out of pain.”
Wanda composed: “As the majority of you understand, Sylvain fought cancer for the past 2 and 1/2 years.
Sylvain Sylvain envisioned in 2015
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” The New York Dolls declared the future, made it easy to dance to.