#Throwback Thursday: NEW YORK CITY IN THE EIGHTIES

TalkingHeads

The Mudd Club was a hot place in the early eighties, and was important in NYC punk and new wave. I wrote a whole scene about it in my novel, Come Dancing. Located at 77 White St. from 1978 to 1983, it was attended frequented by everyone from David Byrne of the Talking Heads (who mentions the club in his song “Life During Wartime”), The B-52’s, the artist Keith Haring (whose murals were on the walls upstairs), Madonna, David Bowie, and many other musicians, artists, and celebrities.

CC Commons photo Michael Markos

Leslie Wells has edited forty-nine New York Times bestsellers in her thirty-year publishing career. She is the author of Come Dancing, a novel about publishing and rock and roll set in New York City in the 1980s. Visit her at www.lesliewellsbooks.com

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