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In proper rock-critic circles, David Johansen is known as the lead singer for the New York Dolls, whose self-titled debut album celebrates its 40th birthday on July 27. The legendary glam-punk band inspired everyone from the Sex Pistols to the Ramones to the Smiths and even Poison. But many laypeople know David better as lounge singer and onetime "SNL" house bandleader Buster Poindexter, of "Hot Hot Hot" fame.  It was more like "not not not" for Johansen, who once called the calypso novelty hit "the bane of my existence" in an NPR interview. David reunited with the surviving Dolls in 2005.  - LP
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