• Johnny Ramone, John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine editor), Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee, and Legs McNeil on July 22, 1976.

    All Good Cretins: Legs McNeil Remembers Tommy Ramone

    My ex-fiancé told me, when she was breaking up with me, "I don't care about your opinions; I don't care what you think…."As a writer, that nearly killed me. I'd become obsolete, in her eyes. In mine, too.And yet, as seemingly everyone and everything that made up the 1970s New York punk scene dies off, publications from the Daily Beast to the New York Times to SPIN call me for my reactions, memories—and, yes, my opinions. I'm one of the last remaining eyewitnesses who remembers how much fucking fun it all was—and then has to try and translate all those dangerous, gorgeous memories into words.Late Friday, Tommy Erdelyi, a.k.a. Tommy Ramone, drummer for one of the greatest bands of that or any era, died from cancer, at the age of 65.

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