Richard Lloyd and Chris Frantz

Thursday January 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Everything Is Combustible or a $15 gift card at the door or at the Strand's main floor registers to attend this event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

Written by one of the founding members of the hit band Television, Richard Lloyd has chronicled his life, starting in Pittsburgh and moving through New York City, with a cast full of music legends.

Lloyd uses his distinct voice to tell about his band's humble beginnings, to their rise and beyond, his drug addiction and recovery, and his touring adventures with artists such as Matthew Sweet, John Doe, and Robert Quine. Lloyd also details his solo years, including the backstory of his iconic and critically-acclaimed records such as Alchemy and Field of Fire.

Throughout this memoir Lloyd recalls the heyday of the New York rock music scene, filling the void in the written records of music history, and giving the first complete account of Television from one of the founding members.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Richard Lloyd sits down and shares his life story with founding member of Talking Heads, Chris Frantz!


Richard Lloyd was born in in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1951. He is a world renowned electric guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and a founding member of Television. As an author, Lloyd was a regular columnist with Guitar World Magazine: the "Alchemical Guitarist." As an autodidact, he has developed extensive expertise in many scientific and religious areas, and believes in the alchemical rule: "one book opens another."

Born May 8th, 1951 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Chris Frantz is a founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. He graduated from Rhode Island School Of Design in 1974 with a degree in Painting. He is a drummer, songwriter, radio show host and is soon to be an author. He recently started a new electronic music duo with Tina Weymouth called Chris Und Tina. He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.