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Johnny Thunders (1952 – 1991)


American rock and roll guitarist and singer, first with the New York Dolls, the proto-punk glam rockers of the early '70s.
Johnny Thunders
I wouldn't change a thing -- except my bank balance.
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A lot of people want to die for a lot of reasons.
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The Lower East Side is really heavy nowadays. A lot of murders, people getting ripped off and knifed. It's really dangerous.




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A lot of people don't think they can count on me, but I've never missed a gig in my life.
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A lot of people take me seriously because of the things they read about me. Maybe they wanted to sell more records.
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The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude.
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I take smack because I enjoy it. I enjoy all it makes me feel. I don't do it to be in with the in crowd. I can rock out with it.
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I've got three boys. They look like me. They're called Dino, Guido and Little Johnny. They're my whole life. They mean more to me than music.
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We'll establish ourselves here, get a reputation, and then go back to the States and see if they've grown up a little.
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I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous!
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I always get harassed by the police.




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I don't eat cereal actually... Frosted Flakes... that's as close as I can get.
Johnny Thunders
What does the industry understand?
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Many people love me, many people hate me - there's nobody in between. That's the way I prefer it.
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Me and Jerry left because we felt we weren't getting anywhere playing our old songs in tiny clubs. The group was getting stale and staying behind the times.
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It's something I have no regrets about, but it's not something that I'll do forever.
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We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over.
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I've never been so happy in my life.
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I'm gonna try to be cured. I've been on heroin eight years and I want to try a different style of life. It made me split up from my wife. It ruined a lot of things for me.
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We did a TV show and they thought I was too messed up and wouldn't show it. That started the ball rolling with the press. They started following me.


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