Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Last of The Ramones
All four original Ramones died relatively early in their lives, Tommy being 62. The drummer was a founder of The Ramones along with Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, Tommy Ramone performed on the first three Ramones albums: Ramones, Leave Home and Rocket to Russia ('76-'77).
He also produced the iconic punk-rock band's 1984 album, "Too Tough to Die."
Today, fellow punk-rockers, Blondie, issued the statement: "He was a lovely gentle guy, super smart... the last of the original Ramones line-up.... We can only imagine that those four guys are all together someplace now."
Tommy Ramone died Friday, July 11 in hospice care in Queens, NYC, following treatment for bile duct cancer.