Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer, musician, and songwriter. He was the drummer for the influential punk rock band the Ramones for the first four years of the band’s existence.
Date Of Birth
January 29, 1949, Budapest, Hungary
July 11, 2014, Ridgewood, New York City, New York, United States
Ramones, Uncle Monk, Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
In late 1977, finding he was more comfortable in the recording studio than on the road with the Ramones, he quit as its drummer. Before he left, however, he trained Marky Ramone how to play Ramones songs and then went on to to produce some of the band’s best albums.
Was the original drummer of the Ramones only because the band could not find another musician who played drums fast enough. Actually, Tommy had never touched a drum set before playing with the band.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 as a member of the Ramones.
Former drummer of the pioneering punk-rock group the Ramones.