The Dictators are represented in the "Punk Wing" of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Steven Van Zandt called them,"The connective tissue between the eras of the MC5, The Stooges, the New York Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late 70's." Members Richard Manitoba - lead vocals (1973-2008) Ross "The Boss" Friedman - lead guitars/backing vocals (1973- 2008) Scott "Top Ten" Kempner - rhythm guitars (1973-2008) Andy Shernoff - bass (1973-1975, 1976-2008), keyboards/backing vocals (1973-2008) Stu Boy King - drums (1974-1975; died 2018) Ritchie Teeter - drums (1976-1980; died 2012) Mark Mendoza - bass (1976-1977) Mel Anderson - drums (1979) Frank Funaro - drums (1995-1998) J.P. Patterson - drums (1998-2008) Discography The Dictators Go Girl Crazy (1975) Manifest Destiny (1977) Bloodbrothers (1978) Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke (ROIR, 1981) The Dictators Live, New York, New York (ROIR, 1998) D.F.F.D. (2001) Viva Dictators (2005) Every Day Is Saturday (2007) Read more on Last.fm.
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