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Eric Emerson
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Vocalist
    (circa 1945-May 28, 1975)
    Born in New Jersey
    Vocalist for the glam/punk band The Magic Tramps
    Warhol Superstar
    Appeared in the films 'Chelsea Girls' (1966), '**** (Four Stars)' (1967), 'San Diego Surf' (1968), 'Lonesome Cowboys' (1968), 'The Mindblowers' (1969) and 'Heat' (1972)
    Officially died in a hit and run accident
    He met a woman at a party in Los Angeles, fell in love immediately and drove with her to Las Vegas the same night for a quickie wedding (1964).
    He had children out of wedlock with musician Elda Gentile and actress Jane Forth.
    During a tour by Warhol's 'Exploding Plastic Inevitable' extravaganza, he swiped a painting from the Chrysler Art Museum 'just to see if I could get away with it.' (1966)
    He would walk around the Warhol Factory with his genitals exposed and spray-painted gold.
    He was rumored to have actually died of a heroin overdose at his girlfriend's apartment, after which his body and bike were dumped along the West Side Highway to make it look like a road accident.
    He trained as a classic ballet dancer and first caught Warhol's eye when he 'made a ballet leap that practically spanned the dance floor.'
    The Magic Tramps were the first rock band to play at New York's legendary club CBGB.
    He inspired the songs 'Tattoo Vampire' by Blue Oyster Cult and 'Eric's Trip' by Sonic Youth.
    Debbie Harry said, ' Eric's death definitely marked an end to the glitter period. We still miss him.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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