Tommy Ramone Biography
(Best Known as the Drummer for the Influential Punk Rock Band the ‘Ramones’)
Birthday: January 29, 1949 (Aquarius)
Born In: Budapest, Hungary
Thomas Erdelyi,professionally known as Tommy Ramone, was an American songwriter, musician and record producer originally from Hungary. He was best known as the drummer of the punk rock band the Ramones with whom he was associated for the first four years of their existence. Born in Budapest, Hungary, to Jewish parents, Ramone, alongside his family, emigrated to the United States following the breakout of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. After leaving school at the age of 18, Ramone began serving as an assistant engineer at Record Plant studio before joining the Ramones in 1974. He worked with the band for four years and eventually retired in 1978, following which he stayed as their record producer. In 2014, the talented artist died at his home in New York, at the age of 65. He suffered from bile duct cancer in his last days.