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RIP Tommy Ramone,
The Last Original Ramone


07.14.14 Marina Galperina

This weekend, Tommy Ramone died from bile duct cancer at his apartment in New York. The seminal punk band’s first drummer and producer appeared on the first three albums — Ramones (1976), Leave Home (1977) and Rocket To Russia (1977). He also managed the band for awhile and was known as “the sensible one.” By all accounts, a genuinely nice dude. Via Letters of Note, here’s the Ramones’ first ever bio, written by Tommy Ramone in 1975. RIP!

(Illustration: Michael Weinfeld)