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New York Dolls 1972
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Influential American glam rock band the New York Dolls; David Johansen, front, Jerry Nolan, Johnny Thunders, Killer Kane and Sylvain Sylvain, pose in a dressing room. 1972.P. Felix—Getty Images
New York Dolls 1972
David Johansen In Recording Studio 1974
Bob Dylan At The Other End 1975
Patti Smith Group Performs At CBGB's 1975
David Bowie and Lenny Kaye at CBGB's in 1975
CBGB owner Hilly Krystal ejects Leggs McNeil from the club.
The Runaways performing at CBGB in New York City on August 2, 1976.
Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger at the Copacabana New York City 1976
Dead Boys performing at CBGB in 1977.
The Ramones Perform At CBGB 1977
Lenny Kaye Outside CBGB 1977
Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton, members of The JAM, performing at CBGB's on October 15, 1977.
Liza Minnelli;Andy Warhol;Halston;Jack Jr. Haley [& Wife];Mrs. Mick Jagger
Punk Style Revelers On The Floor At Studio 54's Halloween Party
Influential American glam rock band the New York Dolls; David Johansen, front, Jerry Nolan, Johnny Thunders, Killer Kane
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The Real Vinyl: See Incredible Photos of the '70s Music Scene in New York

The new HBO series Vinyl, which premieres on Sunday, is set in the alternately glitzy and grubby world of New York City's 1970s music business. Considering it's co-created by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, Vinyl is likely to nail the details.

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Still, it'll be hard to match the real rush of the volatile decade. The city's music scene in the 1970s was glam, punk, rock and everything in between, as these photos make clear.

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