At different points in his career, David Johansen was the front man for the early 1970s proto-punk band New York Dolls. The group still performs occasionally with co-founder/guitarist Sylvain Sylvain.
Johansen also has performed as Buster Poindexter, a jokey, pompadoured lounge singer who had the hit “Hot Hot Hot” and frequently was a featured vocalist in the band of TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” He’s also been a member of the country blues group The Harry Smiths and an actor who played the cab-driving ghost of Christmas past in the movie “Scrooged.”
Now Johansen, 61, is playing acoustic solo shows as, well, almost all of the above, as he will tonight at Sellersville Theater 1894.
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