From Hopalong Cassidy to Allen Ginsberg and Beyond

In conjunction with the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

A pivotal voice of punk, Richard Hell will introduce his new autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, which traces his journey from the Kentucky hills to New York City—where he came to be a poet (and encountered Ginsberg), and went on to co-found the seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and the Voidoids. The book recounts Hell’s misadventures among such demi-monde denizens as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry, while also tracing his search for redemption through music, poetry, and art.

Co-organized by NYU’s Fales Library and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts 4/3/13 6:30 pm
Ends 4/3/13 8:00 pm
Participants Richard Hell
Location Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
Cost Free


Program Types: Book Signing Lecture