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Tommy Ramone

AKA Tamás Erdély

Born: 29-Jan-1952
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 11-Jul-2014
Location of death: Queens, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - other

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Original drummer for The Ramones

Left Hungary during the 1956 revolution to live in Queens, New York. At Forest Hills High School he met Johnny Ramone and together they formed The Tangerine Puppets, and in 1974 The Ramones. Tommy was manager and producer, but coerced Joey into being lead singer, leaving the drums unoccupied. Thus began Tommy's career as drummer. After leaving the band in 1977 he morphed into a record producer and bluegrass musician.

Girlfriend: Claudia Tienan (until his death)

    High School: Forest Hills High School, Queens, NY

    The Ramones Drums (1974-77)

    End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (19-Jan-2003) · Himself

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