November 6th 1972 New York Dolls cut short their definitive UK recording sessions after Billy Murcia dies of 'accidental suffocation' in London. Billy never regained concioutsness whilst a cup of black coffee was being poured down his throat as an attempt to bring him out of OD. Since that first death 2 more of his band mates have gone due to too much substance abuse including Jerry Nolan and guitar hero Johnny Thnders who made a career outta junk.
November 6th 1973 The New York Dolls debut in the Rainbow Rooms, London
"The Dolls were and still are a legend in their own lifetime. A unique act of outrage that poked a pink tongue between glossy red lips and jutted a shiny groin right into the face of redneck America with a boil on it's backside called Vietnam" - Edwin Pouncey, Sounds.