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In The Groove: Television’s Richard Lloyd

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The guitarist and punk rock legend tells us about the music that influenced his career.

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The band Television was one of the founding fathers of the 1970s New York punk scene, but instead of simplifying their sound as many of their contemporaries did, the group became guitar virtuosos.

Their debut album, Marquee Moon, became a defining record of the era

Founding member and guitarist Richard Lloyd released a memoir earlier this year called Everything is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s, and Five Decades of Rock n Roll.


He’ll be in Detroit on Thursday, August 16, for a show at P.J.’s Lager House in Corktown.

Listen to CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire talking with Lloyd about the music that shaped his  early life and career. 


Amanda LeClaire, Host, CultureShift

Amanda LeClaire is Host of CultureShift and is a founding producer of both of WDET’s locally-produced daily shows. She’s been involved in radio and the arts in Detroit for over a decade.

amanda.leclaire@wdet.org Follow @amandalee_lec

In The Groove

This post is a part of In The Groove.

WDET's award-winning original series In The Groove talks with creatives from all walks of life to reflect on the soundtracks of their lives -- the first record they bought with their own money to what's on their playlist today.

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