I'm not always best at keeping up on the passing of musicians but I wanted to mention the unfortunate sad passing of Tommy Ramone. As I may have said once a long time ago; The Ramones were one of my biggest influences as a kid. They were the gateway band that drew me to punk and underground music to begin with. It's hard to believe all the originals are now gone, all of them passing way too young. When I say originals, I mean that in a literal sense. Even though Marky may have missed the first three Lp's; he'll always be as much the Ramones drummer as Tommy was, and therefore, (in my mind anyways) an original.
In the beginning, Tommy was supposed to be The Ramones manager but ended up taking over drum duties when Joey moved to vocals. He remained their drummer from 1974 to 1978, playing on and co-producing their first three Lp's, as well as playing on the classic live LP, "It's Alive".
Tommy passed away July 11th, 2014 at his home from cancer, he was 65, R.I.P.
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