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Tommy Ramone, drummer, last original member of The Ramones, has passed.
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/12/14 8:40 am | updated: 07/12/14 8:41 am
Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of New York punk back The Ramones, has passed away at age 65. The band announced the news via their Twitter account early Saturday morning. He was the last living of the four original members. Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy founded the iconic band in 1974.

Thomas Erdelyi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949 and moved with his parents to New York. Tommy initially was initially the manager of The Ramones but was recruited to take over on the drums. He sat behind the kit from 1974-1978 and co-produced the first four albums Ramones,Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia, Road to Ruin, and the live album It's Alive. He also produced 1984's Too Tough Too Die. He is credited with writing "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Blitzkrieg Bop."

Tommy was in hospice receiving treatments for bile duct cancer when he passed.

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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 07/12 8:41 am
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