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Binky Philips and the Planets

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May 7th, 1972: Binky Philips names his just-formed band The Planets
December 19th, 1972: The Planets debut opening for The New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center.
July 13th, 1973: The Planets share the bill with KISS at the Hotel Diplomat.
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 1975: The Planets open for The Ramones at CBGB.
November 16th, 1977: The impending deal with Warner Brothers Records falls apart after six months of negotiations. Thus bestowing on The Planets in the heyday of the CBGB/Max’s Kansas City explosion of talent as… The Only Band That Didn’t Get Signed.
In fact, The Planets, to this day, are minor legends for just that reason.
For all these years, Binky has kept The Planets together. Yes, there have been plenty of
personnel changes over the decades, but, there has always been a band called The Planets playing somewhere in New York City since December, 1972.
Nowadays, The Planets have a residency at the club, Arlene’s Grocery, on the Lower East Side. The band has been playing there at least once a month for over three years and counting.
In August, 2017, The Planets started working with producer JZ Barrell on what improbably is their debut album after more than 45 years in the game. The ten tracks on the album are all written by Binky Philips between 2014 and 2017.
The Planets are: Binky Philips, guitar… Nolan Roberts, lead vocals… Bobby Siems, drums…
Mike Greenberg, bass

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