Entries tagged with: Television
Richard Lloyd in 2009 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Back on June 12th, this message was posted to the Richard Lloyd Facebook Fan page:
I regret to inform you that the Richard Lloyd and Grand Strand June 2012 Tour has been cancelled. Richard's health has declined over the past week and on June 11 he was admitted to the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Again I am sorry for the cancellation.On June 17th there was this:
Thank you all for your kind get well wishes for Richard. Richard is still in the hospital but is feeling & looking much better. I've relayed all of your messages and he is very touched. Thanks again.We've since noticed, and as a commenter pointed out Tuesday in our punk roundup, that Richard seems to be removed from the CBGB Festival show he was scheduled to play at Bowery Electric tonight (7/5). Patrick Flannary confirms that "Richard Lloyd cancels Bowery Electric show due to health. Cheetah Chrome to headline, 12:30 am". Get well soon Richard!
"When I saw Tom Verlaine play for the first time, I realized he had 'it,' and all my life I've looked to try and teach people 'it' and usually come away with great despair," Lloyd said. "You can teach harmony, but you can't teach melody. You can show someone the craftsmanship of songwriting, but they're the ones who have to put out the antenna and wait for the universe to send them a song.Television's Richard Lloyd will be performing a "one-night-only" at the Studio at Webster Hall on Thursday, November 12th. Also appearing will be guests John Varvatos (of his-store-used-to-be-CBGB fame), Bob Gruen (featured in the Brooklyn Museum's current Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit) and Legs McNeil, author of "I Slept with Joey Ramone." The opener will be Hey Battlefield. Tickets are on sale.
"The actual creative process is not one over which human being have control. I always thought that; otherwise I wouldn't have picked Tom. I'm the one who made the decision and suggested to our first manager, Terry Ork, that he put Tom and I together as a guitar-playing team." [Richard Lloyd to the Daily Times]
Speaking of CBGB and Richard Lloyd, his old friend Patti Smith (who played the final show at the club with Lloyd in 2006) has a trio of end-of-year shows around the corner from CBGB, at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available for all of them.
Patti, along with Jerry Seinfeld, Jackie Gleason, Woody Allen, Allen Ginsberg and 395 others, was just named one of the New York City 400 by the Museum of the City of New York. It's the "first-ever list of New York City's 400 ultimate movers and shakers since the city's founding in 1609".
A flyer for the Studio show and a pair of videos from Lloyd's show with the Sufi-Monkey Trio at LPR in September are below...
Former Television (current Rocket from the Tombs and frequent Matthew Sweet) guitarist Richard Lloyd and his band The Sufimonkeys will be touring this month [April] and next - dates below. The Sufimonkeys features Television drummer Billy Ficca and bassist Keith Hartel.Currently, the nearest tour date to New York City is Lloyd's Friday, April 17th show at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. Tickets are on sale.
[As briefly mentioned before,] Parasol Records will be releasing a new album of Jimi Hendrix covers by Richard entitled The Jamie Neverts Story. Though the Hendrix covers CD won't be officially released until September 2009 Richard will have finished CDs available for purchase at these shows.
As mentioned above, Lloyd will be joined by Television member Billy Ficca. The two were scheduled to play together - AS TELEVISION - at Central Park Summerstage in 2007, but sadly, Lloyd missed that date which would have also been his last with the band. Television are recording a new album, but with Jimmy Ripp instead filling in on guitar (as he did that day at Summerstage).
Lloyd's connection to Hendrix (besides the cover album described above) is documented quite strangely (And without sources) in Lloyd's Wikipedia entry...
In his middle teens he met a scrawny black kid from Brooklyn named Velvert Turner who had the audacity to claim to know Jimi Hendrix. Lloyd was the only one of a group of friends who believed him on first sight and it turned out to be true; in fact, Jimi considered Velvert his "little brother", and took him on as his protégé, inviting him to various clubs and teaching him guitar from Jimi's apartment on W 12th St. As Velvert and Richard Lloyd were best friends, Velvert asked for permission to teach Lloyd what he was learning, and so Lloyd and Velvert began practicing together under the teaching auspice of Hendrix, and frequently attended his shows as well as those of other well-known acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart, The Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead etc.All tour dates, and a video of Lloyd playing Hendrix's "Purple Haze," below...
Memorabilia from some of punk rock's biggest acts and seminal moments -- including a scrawled flier for one of the Clash's first shows and publicity photos signed by the Sex Pistols -- is headed for a Nov. 24 Christie's auction.The pictured Television/Ramones flyer is one of the items. Look through everything HERE.
The event, announced Tuesday, includes more than 120 records, photos and promotional pieces for such punk, garage rock and new wave legends as the Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, the Ramones, David Bowie, Blondie, the Cure and the Smiths.
The auction is Christie's first to focus on punk mementos, signaling the collectible status of a brash, anti-authoritarian rock movement that largely thumbed its nose at posterity.
"We understand that tastes change, tastes mature," said Christie's pop-culture chief Simeon Lipman. "Ten years ago, punk memorabilia probably wouldn't be something we'd be auctioning here. But now, people of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material." [AP]
Bowery Poetry Club, Sep 7 2008
As part of the 2008 Howl Festival in NYC's East Village, a panel discussion on the topic 'Unrest in the 70s - US vs UK' at Bowery Poetry Club, directly opposite the old CBGB premises, brought together a number of punk veterans from both sides of the pond.Punkcast taped the entertaining (especially Ari Up) panel - all 60 minutes of it, and uploaded it to YouTube. Check it out below....
Richard Lloyd (Television)
Ari Up (Slits)
Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras)
Judy Nylon (Snatch)
Walter Lure (Heartbreakers)
Arturo Vega (Ramones)
Steve Garvey (Buzzcocks)
Moderator: Mary Harron
According to this totally random list I found, the 25 'Greatest Punk Rock Artists' are:
1. The ClashLuckily you don't have to choose. You can go see Television's Richard Lloyd at Southpaw tonight (July 23) and Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould at Maxwell's tomorrow (or you can see Bob Mould tonight too)
3. The Ramones
4. The Sex Pistols
5. The Stooges
6. Dead Kennedys
8. Black Flag
9. The Misfits
10. Bad Brains
11. Minor Threat
12. Joy Division
13. The Buzzcocks
14. Husker Du
15. Bad Religion
17. The Damned
18. The Circle Jerks
21. Stiff Little Fingers
22. Patti Smith
23. Green Day
25. Gang Of Four
Tickets are on sale for a September 4th Delta Spirit show at Mercury Lounge.
Tickets are still on sale on for the Spoon show at Prospect Park.
Tom Verlaine (and many friends) is playing Knitting Factory.
Free stuff listed in the free show calendar.
Richard Reinhardt (a.k.a Richie Beau, Richie Ramone) (born August 11, 1957) is an American drummer best known for his work with the punk rock group the Ramones.Richie recently lost a copyright infringement lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Apple, and Real Networks. Richie will NOT be appearing at the upcoming Joey Ramone birthday bash. Those who will are listed below....
Before working with the Ramones he drummed with Velveteen, and is also reported to have drummed with Annie Golden's band The Shirts. He joined the Ramones on February 13, 1983, at a show at Utica, New York, after second drummer Marky Ramone was fired. He took part in the Subterranean Jungle tour of 1983, where he signed autographs as "Richie Beau", which was the name he went under whilst drumming with Velveteen. [Wikipedia]
Richard Lloyd @ Knitting Factory, NYC - May 19, 2007 (CRED)
Message from the webmaster, 1st June 2007:That news was posted just 13 days after he played Knitting Factory (see above), and just 15 days before his scheduled show with Television this Saturday in Central Park. Now people are wondering if he'll be well enough to play. According to a Summerstage spokesman, Richard will be playing with Television "as far as we know". That's all I've got.
I am sorry to report that Richard is currently unwell. He has been in hospital Intensive Care for 8 days with pneumonia as a primary medical problem. This has responded to treatment and he has shown some improvement and is now free of the breathing apparatus.
It's also worth pointing out (as it was also already in the comments), that this may be Richard's last Television show ever (well, it's about time! just kidding)...
Television - Marquee Moon alt take
It really is summer. Summerstage kicks of the concert season tonight in Central Park (Friday June 15th) with Cassandra Wilson & Olu Dara. Then tomorrow is the show I've really been waiting for: TELEVISION w/ Apples in Stereo & Dragons of Zynth (3-7 pm). AND Sunday - also 3-7 - Tiken Jah Fakoly, Idan Raichel Project, and DJ Kadafi. All three shows are FREE.
Apples in Stereo are also playing Housing Works tonight.