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Thomas Erdelyi (Hungarian: ErdA(C)lyi TamA?s; January 29, 1949 a?? July 11, 2014), better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer and musician. He was the drummer for the influential punk rock band the Ramones for four years. He had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer, and was in hospice care following unsuccessful treatment when he died on July 11, 2014.


ErdA(C)lyi was Jewish, and was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1949, to parents who had survived the Holocaust by being hidden by neighbors, though many of his relatives were victims of the Nazis. The family emigrated to the US when Ramone was aged four and he grew up in Forest Hills, New York.
Tommy and guitarist John Cummings (later to be dubbed "Johnny Ramone") performed together in mid-60s four-piece garage band the Tangerine Puppets while in high school. In 1970, Erdelyi was an assistant engineer for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album Band of Gypsys.
When the Ramones first came together, with Johnny Ramone on guitar, Dee Dee Ramone on bass and Joey Ramone on drums, Erdelyi was supposed to be the manager, but was drafted as the band's drummer when Joey became the lead singer, after realizing that he couldn't keep up with the Ramones' increasingly fast tempos. "Tommy Ramone, who was managing us, finally had to sit down behind the drums, because nobody else wanted to," Dee Dee later recalled.
He remained as drummer from 1974 to 1978, playing on and co-producing their first three albums, Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia, as well as the live album It's Alive.
In a 2007 interview with the BBC, Ramone said the the band had been heavily influenced by 1970s hard-rock band the New York Dolls, by singer-songwriter Lou Reed and by pop-art figure Andy Warhol. He said, "The scene that developed at CBGB wasn't [for] a teenage or garage band; there was an intellectual element and that's the way it was for The Ramones."
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Drummer Tommy Ramone, last original member of the 1970s punk band The Ramones, dies at 65

Hey ho — they’re gone. Drummer Tommy Ramone, provider of the propulsive backbeat for seminal Queens punk quartet the Ramones, died this weekend after a struggle with bile duct cancer. The Hungarian-born Ramone, 65, became the last of the original ...
Posted: July 12, 2014, 5:42 pm

Tommy Ramone - obituary

Tommy Ramone, who has died aged 65, was the last surviving member of the Ramones, the New York punk band whose brand of primitive in-your-face energy helped to reshape the rock scene; in later years he cut an unlikely figure on the old-time bluegrass circuit.
Posted: July 13, 2014, 5:00 pm

Tommy Ramone created an essential punk rock beat

The beat that Tommy Ramone pounded out remains the nail that holds it all together If it's true, as punk band the Slits have argued, that "in the beginning there was rhythm," then Tommy Ramone's drum pound marked a new day rising. The original drummer for ...
Posted: July 11, 2014, 5:00 pm
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