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Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

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Biography

The Heartbreakers were a punk rock group formed in New York in May 1975 by Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar) and Jerry Nolan (drums), who had just quit the New York Dolls, and Richard Hell (vocals/bass), who left Television the same week. After a few shows, they added Walter Lure (vocals/guitar), who had played with a group called the Demons. In 1976, Hell tried to persuade Nolan and Lure to kick Thunders out, but Nolan was too close with Johnny and kicked Hell out instead. He was replaced by Billy Rath, who, according to legend, was a gigolo. Hell went on to form Richard Hell and the Voidoids.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Somebody called me on the phone
    they said hey, is Dee Dee home
    do you wanna take a walk
    do ya wanna go and cop
    do ya wanna go get some chinese rocks?
    Chinese Rocks  -  108,870 plays
  2. Born to Lose  -  108,442 plays
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    When I was born
    I hada think up a song
    To live like i wish
    I had to flop like a fish
    in the confusion
    One Track Mind  -  79,511 plays
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    You've got to walk that walk
    You've got to talk that talk
    You've got to be that girl
    In the diamond world
    C'mon cut me so fast
    Pirate Love  -  68,052 plays
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