Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls guitarist, dead at 69
Sylvain, genuine name Sylvain Mizrahi, passed away on Wednesday after combating the illness for 2 and a half years, according to the post, which was shared on Thursday night.
“As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years. Though he fought it valiantly, yesterday he passed away from this disease,” the post read.
“While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain. Please crank up his music, light a candle, say a prayer and let’s send this beautiful doll on his way.”
Sylvain was born in Cairo, Egypt, prior to emigrating to New york city with his household as a kid.
He was an establishing member of the New york city Dolls, which formed in 1971 and acquired a cult following, with band members renowned for their androgynous clothes, makeup and high heels.
A band that ‘declared the future’
The band has actually been credited with greatly affecting rock and New age music. They separated in 1977 however reformed in 2004, dividing once again in 2011.
Composing on the Facebook post, music reporter Lenny Kaye — best referred to as the guitar player of the Patti Smith Group — led a homage to Sylvain. He stated Sylvain was the “lynchpin” of the band.
“The New York Dolls heralded the future, made it easy to dance to,” he composed.
“From the time I first saw their poster appear on the wall of Village Oldies in 1972, advertising a residency at the Mercer Hotel up the street, throughout their meteoric ascent and shooting star flame-out, the New York Dolls were the heated core of this music we hail, the band that makes you want to form a band,” Kaye stated in the post.
“Thank you Sylvain x 2, for your heart, belief, and the way you whacked that E chord. Sleep Baby Doll.”
Homages have actually gathered from the music market.
“My best friend for so many years, I can still remember the first time I saw him bop into the rehearsal space/bicycle shop with his carpetbag and guitar straight from the plane after having been deported from Amsterdam, I instantly loved him.
“I’m gonna miss you old buddy. I’ll keep the house fires burning. au revoir Syl mon vieux copain.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.