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Rip Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones
NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO ^ | 12 JULY 2014 | NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO

Posted on 07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on Friday. Frey didn't have additional details. Ramone — born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary — was 65.

Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. The band members weren't related and had different last names, but took the common name Ramone.

The Ramones influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs "I wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 2014obituaries; music; obituary; ramones; rockandroll; rockmusic; theramones; tommyramone

1 posted on 07/12/2014 8:48:01 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

lot of cancer in that family


2 posted on 07/12/2014 8:50:00 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wow, they all died young.
Love the Ramones..never got to see them live.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 8:50:36 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: CGASMIA68

lot of cancer in that(Music) family


4 posted on 07/12/2014 8:50:57 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
From wikipedia:

Dee Dee, in his books, expressed resentment towards Tommy for having it "together" more than anyone else in the band, being able to cook himself dinner and organize his life in a much more functional manner, without the psychosis or addiction problems that Dee Dee himself suffered from. In contrast to everyone else in the band, Tommy was seemingly "normal,"

Saw the Ramones once, long ago.

RIP

5 posted on 07/12/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: rainee

Saw the Ramones at CBGB’s in the 70’s.....I was ten years old and somehow got in...


6 posted on 07/12/2014 8:57:17 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Possibly the most underrated band ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vh0QHUA1w


7 posted on 07/12/2014 8:57:23 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Le Chien Rouge

10 yrs old! CBGB’s..all the talent that got their start there. Would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall during the early years.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 9:04:09 AM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

1
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9 posted on 07/12/2014 9:06:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Boy, am I ever out of the loop. I've never even HEARD of the guy.
I guess he's not related to Mozart, is he?
10 posted on 07/12/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Revolting cat!

In the past decade, Tommy had a bluegrass band called Uncle Monk

Round The Bend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzf4FRMX22k

Mr. Endicott
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I2FdHs3Sko

And solo accoustic “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0VOiNxC2Ao


11 posted on 07/12/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rainee

1974 at CBGB’s (Country-BlueGrass-Blues, looks like Tommy finally got around to it)... this isn’t their first performance but close to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI4EDSw3K3A

40 years on and some still claim not to have heard of this band.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 9:18:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rainee

Lucky enough to seem them twice. The first show was mosh pit heaven. The second show was full of wanna be’s who thought it was uncool to just let your hair down and head bang. My fave GOP band.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Le Chien Rouge

My first show for the Ramones was when I was 13, and my pothead uncle was the bouncer so he snuck me in.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 9:20:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Never particularly cared for their music.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 10:06:57 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Fast,
Loud,
Ramones!

RIP guys. Thanks!


Yeah, wtf, they wern't related and they all checked out early.
16 posted on 07/12/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by W. (Democrats need the 'poor' to justify their political existance. What'd LBJ say again?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Lemmy gave tribute years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IouixybLYVo


17 posted on 07/12/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RIP


18 posted on 07/12/2014 10:28:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

too bad they all died, and now tommy.

but seriously, weren’t the ramones just really really awful as a band? i mean really? unlistenable.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: rainee

I did. Couldn’t hear for 2 days. Loud and one of my favorite concert memories.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 10:59:49 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: beebuster2000
The Ramones were one of those bands that were in the right place at the right time. No, they could not play very well and I think the legend about them only knowing three chords is mostly true. "Blitzkrieg Bop" was their one anthem and all their other songs derived from that.

Basically "1, 2, 3, 4...and about 90 seconds of noise" describes their typical song performed on stage. That said, when they were just beginning, they were a breath of fresh air in an era of overproduced "progressive" rock.

BTW, none of them were related. They all adopted the "Ramone" surname as part of their act.

21 posted on 07/12/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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bfl


22 posted on 07/12/2014 4:39:26 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: SamAdams76

didn’t know that. i thought they were brothers.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 6:45:03 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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