Saturday, October 31, 2009

You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory (but you can swipe his room number)

The St Peter's Guest House in New Orleans has a steady stream of Johnny Thunders fans beating a path to its door, eager to see the room where Mr Genzales shuffled off this mortal coil in 1991. Curiously, the owner has to buy extra supplies of number three and seven nameplates to replace the ones on the door denoting it as Room 37. Talk about anything that isn't bolted down (although in this case the numbers probably are.)

Here's the late Willie Deville talking about the discovery of Johnny's body. Willie was a neighbour (briefly):

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