TV Party

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For the Black Flag EP, see TV Party (EP).

TV Party was a public-access television cable TV show in New York City that ran from 1978 to 1982.


After Glenn O'Brien was a guest on the weekly variety show television show, The Coca Crystal Show: If I Can’t Dance, You Can Keep Your Revolution, he went on to create his own show, TV Party.[1]

Glenn O'Brien was the host of TV Party with Chris Stein, the co-founder of the pop band Blondie, was the co-host and Walter "Doc" Steding was the leader of the TV Party orchestra. Amos Poe was the director. Guests on the show included Mick Jones, David Byrne, Debbie Harry, James Chance and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In 2005 Brink Films has re-released some of the best of the 80 plus episodes on DVD, as well as a documentary about the TV show.[2]

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  1. ^ Hawkins, Joan (2015). Downtown Film and TV Culture: 1975–2001. Intellect Books. ISBN 1783204222. 
  2. ^ "TV Party (2005)". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 

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