Tommy Ramone

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Tommy Ramone
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at the Mountain Music Shoppe in Shawnee, Kansas
Background information
Birth name Tamás Erdélyi
Also known as Tommy Ramone, Scotty, Thomas Erdelyi
Born (1949-01-29)January 29, 1949
Budapest, Hungary
Origin New York City, U.S.
Died July 11, 2014(2014-07-11) (aged 65)
Ridgewood, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Genres Punk rock, bluegrass, hard rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Years active 1974 - 1996
Labels Sire, Radioactive, Chrysalis
Associated acts Ramones
Uncle Monk
Website Official Ramones site

Tommy Ramone, also known as Thomas Erdelyi (born Erdélyi Tamás; January 29, 1949 - July 11, 2014),[1] was a Hungarian-American record producer and musician.[2][3] He was born to Jewish parents in Budapest[4] and grew up in Queens, New York City. He was the drummer for an early and important punk rock band, the Ramones.

References[change | change source]

  1. Melnick, Monte A. (2003). On the Road with the Ramones. MJF Books. p. 18. ISBN 1-60671-020-6.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  2. Tommy Ramone Gives the Mountain Music Shoppe a Brush with CBGB
  3. Punk rock legend enjoying venture into old-time music
  4. Book reveals secrets from the patriarchs of punk