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Forewarned: Johnny Thunders

Nina Antonia, Cherry Red Books, August 1999

JOHNNY THUNDERS didn’t just flirt with death, he courted it. Even so, his eventual demise in New Orleans on 23rd April 1991 still came as a terrible shock. All of the false alarms and embellished whispers of his passing over the years had somehow managed to make Johnny seem both vulnerable and invincible, until the dread inevitable was finally substantiated.

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