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Music's Weirdest Alter Egos

David Johansen / Buster Poindexter

After sparking the American punk rock movement as the singer of the New York Dolls, David Johansen did an abrupt about-face in the late 1980s with the establishment of his lounge-singing alter ego Buster Poindexter. What began as a semi-joke blossomed into a semi-phenomenon as the Latin jam “Hot Hot Hot” became an international hit. —Jeff Royer

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