View Full Version : RIP Tommy Ramone

07-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Last of the original lineup passed away of cancer at 65. Sucks. Probably my all-time favorite band.

"Hit it Dee Dee...1-2-3-4!" You're all reunited now.

07-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Saw this today. All those guys died so early...

Rip man, thanks for the memories

07-12-2014, 01:16 PM


07-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Sad :(

07-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Boo, the last of the legendary Ramones.

07-12-2014, 06:47 PM
Was never a fan but they legends..

07-12-2014, 06:51 PM

07-12-2014, 09:24 PM
Tommy was ONLY 65 but still outlived the the other 3 members by around 15 years. It just isn't fair....

See you on the other side.....

07-14-2014, 08:43 AM

07-14-2014, 08:48 AM

Yeah. Marky is still alive, but wasn't an original member (but did go into the Rock and Roll HOF with the other 4 members).

Richie Ramone (the 3rd drummer) and CJ (2nd bassist) are alive but didn't go into the HOF.

Lots of cancer in the original four. Joey (lymphoma), Johnny (prostrate), and Tommy (bile-duct). Dee Dee might have gotten lucky with his overdose. Who knows.

07-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Really sucks. I was in NYC the day Joey died, still remember that. Just got to see them once in my life (Offenbach Germany 1992)

07-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Saw them in 1987. One of the best shows ever.

07-15-2014, 04:20 AM
I was supposed to go see them maybe in 1975 or 1978 at a local place... but came down with food poisoning hours before the show, had tix and everything. Damned tunafish hero... They were true icons of the NYC rock scene, who didn't love The Ramones?

Just looked it up... the date was 9/2/1974 at Hammerheads in West Islip, NY. Which was their grand opening. It comes up as unknown venue om setlist searches.

07-15-2014, 04:53 AM
I didn't really get into the Ramones until after Joey died, which is too bad because I would have loved to see them play. One song after another with no breaks in between. They invented that.


07-16-2014, 03:58 AM
Sad day for the music world and us geezers.

I saw the Ramones play at the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore at least 8 times during my college years. They had so much energy and no bs when they played. They also played tons faster live than on their records. It often took until the chorus of the song before you could identify exactly which song they were playing. Some of the best times of my young life.

RIP Tommy and your brothers. Thanks for all the great memories.