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Willie BGNTWO.jpg - 5.73 K Ocasac BGN.jpg - 6.12 K The Late Risers Club WMBR at MIT Nervous Eaters pIc by Denise Donahue Johnathan Richman. Oedipus - for a while he had rainbow colored dandruff.

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In Memoriam

Anderson Lynne Mar
Rita, we miss you. Rita Ratt. - Beloved scenester.
Paul, you were too young, it just wasn't fair. Paul O'Halloran - Dogmatics. Hit by car on Expressway while pushing his broken motorcycle .
Matthew, you were what you wanted to be...a great rock guitarist. Matthew MacKenzie - Leader of Reddy Teddy. Lovingly known as Matts Ma. Died from heart attack while in a coma from a car accident.
Lou, you were so fun-loving  and  unique . There never was or has been anyone like you. Lou Miami - Leader of Lou Miami and the Kosmetix. Died from drug overdose.
Jeff, you were the best drummer EVER. Your place has never been filled. Jeff Wilkinson - Born 11/25/50 Died 4/13/93.
Drummer of the Nervous Eaters. Died as a result of drug abuse and sadly missed .
Lorry, you were beautiful and rockin. Just unforgettable. Lorry Doll - Lead singer and guitarist of Tracks. Lorry Doll Site.
Mitch, if we ever get to heaven we expect you will be there at the door. Mitch - Longtime doorman of The Rat. Cancer.
GG, wherever you are, I bet you're still shocking them. G.G. Allin - Maniac rocker from New Hampshire.
Ed, it wasn't the champagne you brought but you that made the party. Ed Hood - Legendary socialite of the Andy Warhol scene and punk scene.Murdered in his Harvard Square apartment.
Jeri-Ann, you were the coolest everJeri-Ann Sheehan - Scenester. Bassist of the Francis Farmer Gals in Portland, Oregon. May 2003
Denise. We can never forget you.
 Denise Donahue - 5/20/2005 Wife of Frank Rowe. Mother of James and Susan. Photographer. Photographer for the BGN.
A giant on stage.Allen 'Alpo' Paulino
Born 9/22/55 Died 2/7/2006
Bass player of the Real Kids.
Died too soon and greatly missed by all.
A tribute by Jessica, Allen's step daughter.
You were a great showman, Lee Lee Ritter - 2/2006
Lead singer for the Inflictors of emphysema .
From 1975 you were always on the scene Lynn Ciulla - 4/2006 Photographer and long time Boston punker .
You were so unique. Barb Kitson - 10/2006 Singer for Thrills .
BillyRuane.jpg - 28.95 K Billy Ruane - 10/2010 Kickstarted rock at the Middle East, a catalyst for the scene and major personality.
Anderson Lynne Mar - Died 3/28/14 Died from critical injuries from house fire. Instructor at the Boston School of Rock and founder of Dark Sky Productions. She was the singer of goth band Sans Nomenclature.
Kip Korea - Died 1/29/14 Bass for Lou Miami and Peter Dayton. Did Flexi-Disc for the BGN.
Bobby Edwards - Died 1/14 Cancer. Drummer for Thundertrain and Mag 4
Charlie Chesterman - Died 11/13 Cancer. Scruffy the Cat and solo career. Very influential.
"Lord" Manuel Smith - Died 7/23/13 Multi instrumentalist. Solo material and played with Auqust Phenomenon, Girl on Top.
Joe Coughlin - Died 2/2013 Writer, critic with a big personality. On the scene a long time.
Magnus Johnstone - Died 2/2013 Artist, DJ and major figure in early Boston Hip Hop.
Jeff (Jeffrey Dean) Sugarman - Died 7/21/12 after a brave battle with cancer. Played bass for the Prime Movers, The Slaves and The Strangemen.
David Shibler - Born 1955 Died 5/7/10 Bassist for the Turbines and Charlie Pickett. Food poisoning complicated by diabetes.
James "Jimi Shelter" Marcucci - Born 8/23/56 Died 1/1/10 Guitar and harp player for Tony & The Mechanics, Dawgs, roadied for several northshore bands of the 70's/80's. Died as a result of drug abuse & missed by many.
Phil Haynen - Born 2/6/1955 Died 11/20/2009 Singer,songwriter, rhythm guitar player of the Dawgs. Died as result of cancer, a huge loss to many northshore rockers.
Bobby Moran - Drummer for the Real Kids and played in many local northshore bands.Died from complications of diabetes.
Jack Rootoo - 6/13/ 2008 (Richard J. Galvin) Gutarist for Lou Miami and the Kozmetix and Girl on Top. Died from esophageal cancer.
Mr. Butch - 7/11/2007 (Harold Madison Jr) A longtime legendary street celebrity.
Died from injuries from a scooter crash.
David 'Hardkorps' Koehler- 6/2007 A longtime punk fan who put out a fanzine callled Hard Korps in the late seventies. Collected memorabilia and taped many shows. Picture Click Here
Jon Erik Johnson - 1/17/2007 Bass player for Lenny and the Piss Poor Boys. Complications from a seizure. 43 years old.
Mark Giroux - 10/15/2006 Infamous scenster. Many knew Mark from The Media Workshop. Miss Lyn's partner from the late 80's to early 90's. Picture Click Here
Wild Bill Sutherland - 11/ 2006 Singer of the Debonaires.
Picture (Self Portrait) Click Here
Jimmy Reject (James Harrington) - 8/16/ 2006 Drummer for the Dimestore Haloes. Author of two books and a music critic.
Paul Caruso - 5/ 2006 Drummer for Sass/Atlantics/Joe Perry and engineer.
Geno - 2/ 2006 Eugene C. D'Alessandro Sr.- full name. Owner of Geno's in Portland, Maiine
Diana Martin - 2/4/ 2005 Colon cancer. A long time sound person for the Paradise. Mother of twins Elissa and Lenwal
Mike Crowley - 2/2005 Infamous scenester. Crowley was well known in and around Allston, particularly in the early 80's and was always at clubs in the area. Good friend to Kenne Highland and many many others. Many of us will remember him for his crazy wit and strange humour - Photo Click Here
Arthur Gottschalk - 12/94 Guitarist for S.T.P. Drug Overdose.
Picture of Arthur
Bob Ingria - 2004 A long time club-goer, fan and a world class nice guy. Picture by Linda Garreau-Highland - Click Here
Kathy Duff - 2/17/2004 - Heart Attack - Boston scenester and muse for the Lyres/DMZ. Refections-Click here.
John Kalishes - 1/9/2004 - Guitarist for Susan, helped record "Live at the Rat", and booked the Rat in the early days. Words from Tom Dickie - Click Here
Phil Suarez - 1967-2003. Guitarist for The Kenmores and The Syphiloids. From Cancer.
Alec Steere aka Smegma - 11/25/99 In Smegma and the Nuns and the band Leper.
Charlie MacKenzie - Manager of Boston and the Unattached. Car crash.
Gary Cook - Drummer for the Infliktors. Car accident
Mick Miller - Late Risers Club DJ on WMBR. Lost in Franconia Notch.
Roger Tripp - Drummer for La Peste.Car accident.
Mark Morrisroe - Editor of Dirt Magazine, artist. Died from AIDS.
Terry Hanley - Drummer for The Neats. Fatal fall.
Chris Stafford - Guitarist for All Or Nothing. Poisoned by mishap.
Mark Sandman -Morphine. Heart attack on stage. 7/3/1999
Ben Orr - Bass player for Cap'n Swing/Cars.
B Wilkinson - Bass player, singer for the Atlantics. Suicide.
Randall - Bass player for Baby's Arm/Classic Ruins.
Hugh O'Neill - Drummer for The Queers, The Runes. Died of a brain tumor in 1999


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