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Birth Name: Tommy Ramone
Born: 01/29/1952
Birth Place: Budapest, , HU
Death Place: Queens, New York, USA
Died: 07/11/2014

Perhaps more than any other member of the first wave of punk rock revolutionaries, Thomas Erdelyi had an unusual route to CBGB. Born in Budapest, Hungary during its early days as a communist republic, Erdelyi immigrated with his parents to Forest Hills, Queens, New York at the age of seven. Smitten with rock and roll from an early age, he did the usual garage band scene as a teenager before migrating into an adult job as a recording engineer. In the early 1970s, his childhood friend John Cummings asked Erdelyi to manage his new band, but when it was decided that drummer Jeffrey Hyman was better suited to be the lead singer, Erdelyi was drafted to man the kit along with his behind the scen... Continue Bio >>

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