Sunday, April 01, 2012


I lifted this piece of cultural history from our pal Richard Metzger at Dangerous Minds. I remember Club 82 – where according to legend Errol Flynn once played the piano with his penis – but it seems largely forgotten.

“Club 82, at 82 East 4th Street in New York’s East Village, was a well-known “high class” drag club of the 50s and 60s where the likes of Walter Winchell, Elizabeth Taylor and Errol Flynn could be seen. Down on its luck in the 70s, the space was transformed into a glam-rock club and later a disco. In this clip, the New York Dolls, in drag (save for Johnny Thunders), perform “Pills” at Club 82 on April 17, 1974. I’m presuming this was shot by Bob Gruen, but I’m not sure.”

Click here for the Dolls in drag.

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