As news broke of Ramones drummer and last surviving punk icon Tommy Ramone’s demise on Friday at 65 years old, the music world paid tribute to the famous and very popular man of music.
Tommy Ramone was born as Erdelyi Tamas in 1949, and he framed the Ramones with artist Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone) and bassist Douglas Colvin (Dee Ramone). He recorded 1976’s “The Ramones,” 1977’s “Leave Home” and “Rocket to Russia” with the band. Furthermore he co-created 1978’s “Road to Ruin,” and additionally the band’s live twofold collection “It’s Alive” in 1979.
Ramone passed away on July 11, Friday. He was suffering from cancer and was under the care of the hospital. He has left behind his long time lover Claudia Tienan, his lovable sibling Peter; Andrea Tienan who is his sister-in-law; and two adorable nephews Eric and David.
Among the individuals who offered their sympathies and commemoration include the names of Warped Tour co-founder
Kevin Lyman, Blondie, Billy Bragg, Butch Walker, They Might Be Giants, Garbage, Carrie Brownstein, and many more fellow musicians who worshipped the punk icon.
The band impacted an era of rockers, and their hit melodies “I Wanna Be Sedated,” and the band’s very famous and all time hit number “Blitzkrieg Bop,” among others, bagged them an instant entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
The Ramones’ best-known melodies reflected their trying times in teenager years in Queens: “Teenage Lobotomy,” was an instant hit among the same age followers while “Beat on the Brat” became hit among twisted teenagers. They went on to Glue fans with numbers like “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue,” and “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”, which also became a major seller around that time.
The Ramones broke up after a tour in 1996 that emulated their last studio collection, “Adios Amigos.” A live goodbye tour collection, “We’re Outta Here!” was made public in 1997.