- Principal Members
- Billy Ficca
- Richard Hell
- Richard Lloyd
- Fred Smith
- Tom Verlaine
Television's roots can be traced to the teenage friendship between Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine. The duo met at St. Andrew's boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, from which they ran away. Later the two would move separately to New York in the early 1970s aspiring to be poets.
Their first group together was the Neon Boys, comprised of Verlaine on guitar and vocals, Hell on bass guitar and vocals, and Billy Ficca on drums. The group lasted from late 1972 to early 1973. A posthumous 7' featuring 'That's All I Know (Right Now)' and 'Love Comes in Spurts' was released in 1980...
This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors (more info) and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately reflected here.
- 1973 Television form and take up residency at New York's CBGB club
- 1975 Bassist/vocalist Richard Hell leaves to form the Heartbreakers
- 1975 Debut single released
- 1975 Tom Verlaine contributes to Patti Smith's 'Horses'
- 1977 'Marquee Moon' released
- 1978 The band split
- 1992 The first of a series of sporadic reunions
- 2003 NME declare 'Marquee Moon' as 4th best album of all time
These pictures are photos that have been uploaded by the public to Flickr, the photosharing website. Click on a photo to see the large image there.
These pictures are not hosted by the BBC. Please alert us if you spot anything inappropriate. This product uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr.
Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Marquee Moon played 989 times
- 2 See No Evil played 862 times
- 3 Venus played 749 times
- 4 Friction played 700 times
- 5 Elevation played 577 times
- 6 Prove It played 557 times
- 7 Guiding Light played 519 times
- 8 Torn Curtain played 442 times
- 9 Days played 124 times
- 10 Glory played 121 times
This chart is not created by the BBC and is only reflective of the listening habits of users of Last.FM.