REMEMBERING GIRARD'S Stiv Bators 10-22-49 / 6-3-90

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Girard, Ohio punk rock pioneer Stiv Bators died in Paris on this date in 1990.  Here are some video clips and links about Stiv.

Accroding to his obit in Musician Magazine this is how he met The Ramones in Youngstown.

 STIV GREW UP AN ONLY CHILD AND ALWAYS CRAVED BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION, OF WHICH THERE JUST WASN'T ENOUGH IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. HE MADE AN IMPACT ON THE NEW YORK PUNK SCENE EVEN BEFORE HE GOT HERE. ON THE RAMONES FIRST TRIP TO OHIO, THEY WERE DRIVING DOWN  THE FREEWAY WHEN A CAR FULL OF SCREAMING KIDS PULLED ALONGSIDE. SUDDENLY THE DRIVER, STARK NAKED, CRAWLED OUT THE WINDOW AND SOMERSAULTED FROM THE HOOD ONTO THE ROOF WHERE HE STOOD AS THEY SPED ALONG AT 70 M.P.H. "CAR SURFING," STIV CALLED IT. THE RAMONES WERE NEITHER THE FIRST NOR THE LAST TO SEE IT.

Check out his complete obit here

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