Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Part Three Summary & Analysis

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
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Part Three Summary and Analysis

Patti Smith recalls seeing a Rolling Stones concert where she could feel and see the poet in Mick Jagger. Patti Smith's writing begins taking off, and what catches the attention of people are her lyrical poems that sound like song lyrics. Patti then begins working on forming her band.

The New York Dolls inspire Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine to want to do a band. Terry Ork, who was working for Andy Warhol, agreed to financially support the Hell-Verlaine band, which would become Television. All of the band members begin using heroin. Tom Verlaine, however, refrains from using any drugs, and never drinks much either, wanting to keep control of his senses. Patti Smith later begins dating Tom. Television and Patti Smith's new band begin playing shows together.

Joey Ramone spends his teenage years doing drugs and and living...

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