Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Johnny Thunders died on this date in 1991

John Anthony Genzale, Jr
Born July 15, 1952 Queens, New York City
Died April 23, 1991 (age 38) New Orleans, Louisiana

Doll... Heartbreaker.

Previously on EV Grieve:
On the phone with Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls


vzabuser said...

Oh My God!
I edited that piece for MTV News
thank you Grieve
I no longer had a copy of it
as I was hired for Vacation Relief for the original editor of MTV News by Dave Sirulnick.
Tabitha was hired during my tenure as Kurt's editor.

Anonymous said...

Johnny Thunders... the coolest there ever was ! R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

RIP Johnny. Used to see him all the told at Great Gildersleeves and Max's. RIP Old New York City as well.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Kurt Loder. I suppose we'll see him one of these days on EVG's around the neighborhood segment.

BabyDave said...

Two memories of Johnny Thunders:
A wonderful guy I once worked with had a passion for rock and roll and a taste for heroin. He went to see the Heartbreakers one night, knowing the music but not the faces. When the band hit the stage, he said, “Hey, I know that guy!” Apparently they copped at the same hole in the wall on 2nd Street.
A couple of years later, Thunders was booked at the Ukrainian National Home. The tickets and posters read “Midnight sharp.” I figured that the venue had laid down the law to the boys in the band and that the show would go on as scheduled. Well, when they walked onstage at maybe a quarter to two . . . they were great.