Item #5635 Helen Wheels Band at CBGBs

Helen Wheels Band at CBGBs

New York: Helen Wheels, 1978. T. Ebneth. Offset. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Very good. Item #5635

Flyer advertising Helen Wheels Band show at CBGB’s January 26-28, 1978. CBGB regular Helen Wheels was a punk frontwoman known for her short stature, friendships with Hells Angels, legendary clothing designs, UFO abduction stories, and pet python, Lillith. An often-overlooked figure in New York punk history, Helen Wheels got her start whilst in college at Stony Brook in 1968, where she befriended and later lived with members of Blue Oyster Cult. She ended up designing stage clothing and writing a handful of songs for them. After relocating from Long Island to New York City, Helen Wheels formed a band of her own with members of the Dictators, and became a CBGB staple for a short time in the late-1970s. This hot pink flyer with Satanic imagery is from a weekend of appearances at the club in early 1978.


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