Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders bio

Birth Name: John Anthony Genzale, Jr.

Occupation: Guitarist

Place Of Birth: Queens

Date Of Birth: July 15, 1952

Date Of Death: April 23, 1991

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Johnny Thunders was born on the 15th of July, 1952. He was best known for being a Guitarist. Guitarist for the glam rock band New York Dolls who went on to play with The Heartbreakers.

Johnny Thunders was born in Queens. One of his first performances was with Johnny and the Jaywalkers at a school just around the corner from Carnegie Hall. His death is shrouded in mystery, as he was found folded up in a ransacked room. He had also struggled with heroin throughout his musical career.

Johnny Thunders was a Cancer and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Johnny Thunders was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

John Anthony Genzale, Jr. is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Johnny’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Johnny Thunders’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Johnny Thunders’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Johnny Thunders kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Johnny Thunders was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Anthony Genzale, Jr.
NICKNAME: Johnny Volume
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Johnny Thunders was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Johnny Thunders was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Johnny Thunders had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Johnny Thunders’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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