Today should have been Johnny Thunders’ 61st birthday. Born John Anthony Genzale, Jr, on July 15 1952 in Queens, NYC, Johnny was the original guitarist of the New York Dolls, which formed in 1971. He’s on their first two albums, New York Dolls (1973), and Too Much Too Soon (1974). Johnny left the Dolls in 1975, and went on to form Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. He has also released several solo albums. From 1988 until his death, Johnny was in a band called The Oddballs (Stevie Klasson played guitar). In April 1991, when he was 38, Johnny was found dead in his hotel room in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
RIP, Johnny. Happy birthday, we love you.
Johnny and Andy, 1983.

Today should have been Johnny Thunders’ 61st birthday. Born John Anthony Genzale, Jr, on July 15 1952 in Queens, NYC, Johnny was the original guitarist of the New York Dolls, which formed in 1971. He’s on their first two albums, New York Dolls (1973), and Too Much Too Soon (1974). Johnny left the Dolls in 1975, and went on to form Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. He has also released several solo albums. From 1988 until his death, Johnny was in a band called The Oddballs (Stevie Klasson played guitar). In April 1991, when he was 38, Johnny was found dead in his hotel room in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

RIP, Johnny. Happy birthday, we love you.

Johnny and Andy, 1983.

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