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Happy Birthday Michael Monroe

Michael MonroeMichael Monroe (photo swiped from Google search)

Happy 51st birthday to Helsinki rocker Michael Monroe, who was lead singer of one of my favorite bands, Hanoi Rocks.

I was thrilled so have seen Hanoi Rocks perform at NYC’s Ritz in 1984 shortly before their drummer Razzle got killed in a massive car crash. Their show was right up there with one of the greatest performances I’ve seen in my entire life.

Since the party lifestyle took Razzle’s life way too soon (Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was driving the vehicle), I was thrilled to hear in a video interview that Michael Monroe always leads a clean, healthy lifestyle and was never into groupies. Good for him!

Here’s a great song from Michael Monroe’s solo effort:

Michael Monroe – “All You Need”

But my heart is with Hanoi Rocks … I love EVERYTHING, but here are some super cool songs:


Don’t You Ever Leave Me Baby

Up Around the Bend (Note: They always showed this video at the Ritz — brings back great memories)


Until I Get You



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4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Michael Monroe

  1. Never heard the clean lifrestyle, no groupies thing before. Perhaps all the baf stuff that surrounded his bandmates became attached to Michael too. He was dating Kim McAuliffe from Girlschool circa 83/84.

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