Television Biography

Television is an American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973 and credited as highly influential and seminal.

Television was part of the 1970s New York rock scene, along with musical acts like the Patti Smith Group, the Ramones, Blondie, Richard Hell, and Talking Heads. Although they recorded in a raw manner similar to their contemporaries, minimalizing the use of studio techniques, sound effects and atypical instruments, Television's music was technically proficient, defined by guitarists Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd. The group's debut album, Marquee Moon, is often considered one of the defining releases of the punk era.

Lester Bangs heard in Television's music the influence of Quicksilver Messenger Service, noting a similarity between Verlaine's guitar playing and that of John Cipollina. Tom Verlaine has downplayed the comparison, citing the Ventures as a more apt reference point. In 2004, Robert Christgau pointed to the debt that Television owed to the San Francisco scene of the late 1960s, directly comparing Verlaine's guitar playing to that of Jerry Garcia.

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Television News

Television reveal they have nearly-finished album sitting in the vaults

Band recorded 16 songs in December 2007 but they still need vocals and mixing

  • Sep 20, 2013

Television to play three UK dates ahead of ATP closing show

The legendary New Yorkers will head to Gateshead, Manchester and London this November

  • Sep 17, 2013

Television to play 'Marquee Moon' in full at last ever ATP Weekender

Two part 'End Of An Era' event to take place in Camber Sands

  • Apr 26, 2013

Television guitarist to make band departure

Richard Lloyd leaves to concentrate on 'Radiant Monkey'

  • May 10, 2007

EXPANDED 'VISION!

And a much-bootlegged live classic will also see the light of day again...

  • Jul 21, 2003

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Television Music Videos

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Television Reviews

Television / Calexico / Trans Am: Asturias Gijon Festival

Television / Calexico / Trans Am: Asturias Gijon Festival

Television follow up their storming performance at All Tomorrow's Parties, and Calexico promote new single...

  • Apr 17, 2001

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