Tom Verlaine, Legendary ’70s Rocker, Dead at 73

Tom VerlaineCo-founder of influential ’70s punk rock band Television has died. He was 73 years old.

Verlaine died on Saturday, January 28 after a brief battle with an undisclosed illness, according to statements made by the musician’s PR representative. Kara HutchisonFirst shared Associated Press (AP).

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“He was noted for his angular lyricism, pointed lyricism, seductive wit and ability to shake every string to its truest emotion,” said a statement from his publicist. “He will lose his vision and his imagination.”

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No other information about the survivors or plans for a memorial service were immediately available.

A famous guitarist and singer was born Tom Miller– took his last name from the 19th century French poet Paul-Marie Verlaine Many of the band’s lyrics were influenced after meeting the future television co-founders Richard Lloyd And Richard Hell at a prep school in New Jersey.

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Lloyd, Hell, and Verlaine became CBGB regulars. They released their debut album, Marquee Moon.


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