THE 5TH ANNUAL JOHNNY THUNDERS MEMORIAL SHOW featuring original Heartbreakers Walter Lure and Billy Rath! Sat. Apr. 26th at Los Globos, 3040 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA Performers include: Javier Escovedo of THE ZEROS Motorcycle Boy The Neurotics Paper Hearts Telephone Lovers Electric Children You Left Your Children Vampire Bunnies BITE + more!
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Bio: Billy Rath was the bass player with Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers... he has toured with Iggy Pop; played gigs with Nico (The Velvet Underground); Lenny Kay (Pattie Smith); Left Handed Frank (Blues man); The Muggers (Phil & Eddie from Moterhead, Speedy Keen from Randy Newman) a one time to...See Full Bio
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“Mister Trippy From Paradise Row To A Rock & Roll Toilet On Thursday (17 November 2011) I went to the opening of Margarita Gluzberg’s Avenue Des Gobelins. For 2011 her focus is photography. Gluzberg’s opening was busy and there was an after party at Chinawhite. I didn’t make it to Chinawhite. Instead I headed to The 12 Bar – a rock and roll dive on Denmark Street. Former Hearthbreakers’ bassist Billy Rath was playing. He had with him a pick-up band consisting of Chris Low on drums and Nuno Viriato on guitar. Among the select crowd present the arrival onstage of Billy Rath’s Street Pirates was greeted with rapturous applause. . The audience were ecstatic. I left The 12 Bar with a grin on my face and confident that I’d made the right choice in ducking out of the Chinawhite party.”