Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies – – Need We Say More? > News > Pearl Jam Invite Simon Townshend and Dhani Harrison on Stage in England

(Timothy A. Clary / AFP /March 18, 2002) Ryan Parker 2:16 a.m. EDT, July 12, 2014 Tommy Ramone, drummer and last surviving original member of the punk rock band the Ramones, died Friday, the band’s manager with Silent Partner Management confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 65, the manager confirmed. BornThomas Erdelyi inBudapest, Hungary, onJan. 29, 1949,Ramone was the drummer for the bandfrom 1974 to 1978, as well as co-producer for the band’s first three albums. Related Purchase your Officially Licensed UConn National Championship Gear HERE! The band, whose members adopted a last name used by Paul McCartney to reserve hotel rooms in the Beatles years, were known for their bowl haircuts, ripped jeans and less-than-polished musical style. The four-member Ramones came out of Queens , New York, with limited musical skills, but by 1976, their staccato riffs and full-frontal garage rock assaults began to make their mark on British punk musicians. The band has been acknowledged by many as the inventors of punk rock. Among the Ramones best-known songs were “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Beat on the Brat.” Known less for trenchant observations than for winsome invitations to “Hey, ho, let’s go!” the Ramones demonstrated a quirky humor in catchy, straightforward songs.
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To start the encore, Simon Townshend, brother of The Whos Pete Townshend, joined the band for a cover of his own Im the Answer. In the second encore, Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George Harrison, came out for a cover of The Beatles Rain. For the finale of Rockin in the Free World, members of the opening band Off! jammed with the group as well as Ray Cameron, son of Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron. Heres the full setlist from the show: Pearl Jam Milton Keynes National Bowl, Milton Keynes, ENG Pendulum
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