Today would mark the 56th birthday of John Anthony Genzale, Jr., aka Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls. Thunders’ guitar style was a prime influence on the punk rock genre. Johnny Thunders passed away under mysterious circumstances in 1991. Here’s a great 1973 performance of “Personality Crisis” by the New York Dolls on “The Midnight Special.”
Please try to forget the fact that David Johansen would later become Buster Poindexter, no matter how ironically he portrayed the character.