New York Dolls Bassist Arthur Kane dead at 55

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Against Will, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
  2. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I saw a documentary on him last night (called "New York Doll.") The film centered on Kane as he was preparing to reunite with the band for a concert in London. He (Kane) had not been involved in music for the last 30 years!

    The film showed Kane as a quiet man, and a devout Mormon. He made a living working in a library (a long way from the early days.) There was a segment in the film showing Kane getting some basses out of a pawn shop. He had been paying $175.00 a year (for a very long time) in interest on the original loan of $262.00.

    On a positive note, he made it through the gig. On the downside, it told of his death. He felt sick-went to the ER, was diagnosed with Lukemia and died 2 hours later. Very sad.