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Last original Ramones member, Tommy Ramone, dies at the age of 65

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Tommy Ramone, original drummer and producer of The Ramones, died in the early hours of Saturday morning in his home in Queens, New York. Tommy was being treated for bile-duct cancer through hospice care.

Tommy Ramone a Hungarian, with the birth name Erdelyi Tamas, was co-founder of The Ramones in 1974 and the last original member of the group.

"One of the reasons that The Ramones were so unique and original was that they were four original, unique people.” – Tommy Ramone, Ramones Official Twitter

The Ramones didn’t have as much commercial success as other punk rock bands and never made it into the Top 40. However, The Ramones definitely left their mark and truly influenced the punk rock scene with their hits, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” “I Wanna Be Sedated,” and “Beat the Brat”.

"It's the perfect place to grow up neurotic." – Tommy Ramone on growing up in NYC, July 1976.

Thirty-eight years after the 1974 release of Ramones they finally earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 after selling 500,000 units in the U.S. Tommy Ramone continued making a lasting impact on the rock and roll scene long after his departure from The Ramones. In 2005 Tommy Ramone contributed to the “Save CBGB” campaign in New York.

In a society where vinyl is making a comeback teenagers are discovering The Ramones for the first time. There’s no question they will live on for generations to come.

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