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Guide to the April Palmieri Papers
 MSS 115

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Collection processed by Processed by: Matt Moore, 2001.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 16, 2014
Description is in English.

Historical/Biographical Note:

April Palmieri performed with a 12-piece all-girl percussion band, Pulsallama, that played at such venues as the Mudd Club, Danceteria, the Pyramid and Club 57 in New York's East Village during the early 1980's. She was also a close personal friend of eminent performer and member of the scene, John Sex. Following his death from AIDS in 1990, she received his collection of video tapes which contain his 1980's performances. These represent the most complete collection of video documenting Sex on stage. Also included in the collection are flyers, posters, and other materials about Palmieri and Sex. Other groups mentioned in the collection include the Bodacious Ta Ta's and the Fleshtones.