In Memoriam

This list of friends and compatriots is in no particular order, and by no means a complete list. Please send us your additions.

At this time, we especially want to remember our friend Howie Pyro.

Anya Phillips – singer/performer with James White and the Blacks and clothing designer

Hilly Krystal – owner of CBGB and OMFUG

Pat Loud – reality star, author, mother of Lance Loud

Arturo Vega, artist for the Ramones

Mickey Ruskin – original owner of Max’s Kansas City

Mariah Aguiar – photographer

Alison East – guitarist of Spicy Bits, the Swinging Madisons and Minors Aloud

Adam Roth – guitarist with Hoy Boy & the Doys, Del Fuegos, and the Liza Colby Sound

Michael Mule – roadie and sound engineer

Joey Ramone (Jeff Hyman) – singer of the Ramones

Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) – guitarist of The Ramones

Tommy Ramone (Tommy Erdelyi) – drummer and producer of the Ramones

Dee Dee Ramone (John Colvin) – bass player of The Ramones

Jessie Blue – singer of the Slander Band

Walter Lure – guitar player of the Demons, The Heartbreakers and The Waldos

Merv Ferguson – bouncer at CBGB’s

Steve Haan – roadie for The Poppies

Helen Wheels – singer/performer with the Helen Wheels Band, songwriter for Blue Oyster Cult

Lester Bangs – rock writer

Richie Teeter – drummer of the Dictators

Johnny Thunders – guitarist and songwrite of The New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers

Sylvain Sylvain – guitarist and songwriter of the New York Dolls and the Criminals

Jerry Nolan – drummer of the New York Dolls

Bobby Blaine – pianist for David Johansen/Buster Poindexter

Ty Stix (Bela Bizony) – drummer for the Heartbreakers, pianist, scenester

Jim Carroll – musician and poet

Luxe Interior – singer of the Cramps

Stiv Baters – singer of The Dead Boys

Elda Stiletto (Gentile) – singer of the Stilettos

Norman Dunn – sound engineer at CBGB’s

Dennie Dunn – lighting person at CBGB’s

John Belushi – punk scenester and drummer at the Johnny Blitz benefit

Eliot Kidd – singer of the Demons

Jeff Salen – guitarist of Tuff Darts

Linda Stein – manager of The Ramones

Jody Marineiss – sound engineer at CBGB’s

Arthur Kane – bass player of The New York Dolls

Billy Murcia – drummer of The New York Dolls

Marco Sin – bass player of Dirty Looks

Eric Li – pianist and vocalist for The Marbles

Lance Loud – vocalist for the Mumps, and the first reality star – in An American Family

Susan Palermo – leader of Cheap Perfume

Don Hill – club owner