Johnny Thunders  

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Johnny Thunders, born John Anthony Genzale, Jr (July 15, 1952 - April 23, 1991), was a rock n roll (Johnny didn't like the term "Punk") guitarist and singer, first with the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early 1970s. During the late '70s, he was a familiar figure on the New York punk scene, both with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. His screeching, penetrating guitar sound is distinctive and highly influential in punk rock music. Thunders tangled with the demons of fame along with alcohol and drug addiction.




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