Television is an American rock band from New York City, most notably active in the 1970s. The group was founded by Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, Billy Ficca, and Richard Hell. An early fixture of CBGB and the 1970s New York rock scene, the band is considered influential in the development of punk and alternative music.[4][5][6]

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Television
Television in 1977
Left to right: Ficca, Lloyd, Verlaine, Smith
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OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
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  • 1973–1978
  • 1991–1993
  • 2001–present
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Although they recorded in a stripped-down, guitar-based manner similar to their punk contemporaries, Television's music was by comparison clean, improvisational, and technically proficient, drawing influence from avant-garde jazz and 1960s rock.[4][7] The group's debut album, Marquee Moon, is considered one of the defining releases of the punk era.