Editors’ Notes The artists who had an impact on these modern-rock darlings are as diverse as an Alphabet City sidewalk. The Strokes digested everything, from the proto-punk stomp of The Stooges and The Velvet Underground to the quirky cool of CBGB-era legends like Blondie and Talking Heads; even Sam Cooke's vintage soul shone a light on their Lower East Side paradise.

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