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Photos: NYC’s Early ’80s Music Scene Revisited At New MCNY Exhibit

There have been few more dynamic periods in New York City musical history than the 1980s, when a wide variety of artists across an even wider number of genres—punk, pop, hip-hop, salsa, jazz and more—pushed the boundaries of culture amidst a city teetering on the brink of chaos. Whether it was Madonna making her debut at Danceteria, Blondie inspiring Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, experimental artists such as Laurie Anderson briefly breaking through to the mainstream, or beloved weirdos such as the Talking Heads and Cyndi Lauper dominating MTV, NYC-based musicians were everywhere and trying everything.

This creatively fertile

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