Buried here are multiple artists including:
Jerry joined the New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 replacing Billy Murcia on drums. While being treated for pneumonia, he suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered. He spent his final weeks on life support and died on January 14, 1992. He was 45 years old.
Johnny was also a member of the New York Dolls as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.His given name was John Anthony Genzale and he took his stage name from the song “Johnny Thunder” by the Kinks from their album “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society“.
Johnny died under mysterious circumstances with some people saying he overdosed, and others saying he was killed for drugs. Either way, an autopsy confirmed evidence of advanced leukemia, which would have most likely killed him anyway. He died on April 23, 1991 at the age of 38.
Mount Saint Mary Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Ave
Flushing New York 11365
Johnny Thunders formed The Heartbreakers with New York Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan and Television bassist Richard Hell. After a fight between Thunders and Hell, Hell left to form Richard Hell and the Voidoids. The Heartbreakers left for London and toured with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and the Damned on the ANARCHY tour. I always liked the NY Dolls, but they were never the same after Johnny Thunders left…