Stiv Bators

Born Oct 22, 1949

Stiv Bators was an American punk rock vocalist and guitarist from Youngstown, Ohio. He is best remembered for his bands, The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.

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1949 Birth Born on October 22, 1949.


1979 29 Years Old Following the demise of the Dead Boys in 1979, Bators began a tumultuous relationship with Bomp! … Read More


1980 30 Years Old According to Shaw: "What he craved most was to escape the fetters of his Dead Boy image and win respect as a singer of contemporary pop rock.... in other words, he wanted to be 'the thinking punk's Eric Carmen.'" To this end, and usually with first-wave punk rock veterans in tow, he recorded several singles, many of which were unreleased, and an LP, Disconnected, which was released in 1980. … Read More
1981 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Bators formed The Lords of the New Church later in 1981 with Brian James of The Damned and Dave Tregunna of Sham 69. … Read More
1985 35 Years Old In December 1985 Bators flew to New York with his best friend Michael Monroe to work on Artists United Against Apartheid music video.
1989 39 Years Old The Lords of the New Church broke up in 1989, when Bators injured his back and guitarist Brian James secretly began advertising for a replacement singer.


1990 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In mid-1990, Bators was struck by a taxi in Paris during a bank holiday. … Read More
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