July 11th marked a very sad day for punk rock/music fans worldwide, when it was announced that Tommy Erdelyi, better known under his stage name, Tommy Ramone, as the drummer for one of the most influential Punk Rock bands in music history had passed away. He was the last living member of The Ramones, passing at the age of 65. He had been undergoing hospice treatment at his home in Queens, New York for his battle with Bile Duct Cancer.
Legendary is a total understatement to describe this remarkable musician. Being that The Ramones are one of the most popular bands in the history of music, let alone punk rock, Tommy’s legacy as well as the rest of the band members will live on through all of their timeless music and their merchandise. Pay homage to this incredible group of individuals that shaped Rock n Roll Culture with a nice keep sake in the form of a tee shirt or tank top. Gone, but never could The Ramones possibly be forgotten.
“It wasn’t just music in The Ramones: it was an idea. It was bringing back a whole feel that was missing in rock music – it was a whole push outwards to say something new and different. Originally it was just an artistic type of thing; finally I felt it was something that was good enough for everybody.” – Tommy Ramone, 1978
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