After the sad news of iconic drummer Tommy Ramone’s recent passing, an image of the Ramones’ debut LP began circulating with only Tommy on the cover. As Dangerous Minds points out, eventually an image without even Tommy turned up, as the final member on the cover had finally passed. Now, a Tumblr has been unearthed of classic album covers with the deceased band members removed, using acts from Nirvana to the Doors. It’s a haunting, yet oddly effective way of paying tribute to musicians who have passed away. Check out the images below, and let us know what you think.
The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Who, Odds & Sods
The Doors, Morrison Hotel (Ed. Note—Ray Manzarek was still alive at the time this image was posted.)
New York Dolls, self-titled
Ol Dirty Bastard, Return to the 36 Chambers
Johnny Thunders, So Alone
Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit ”
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy
The Clash, self-titled
Elvis Presley, self-titled
Ian Dury, New Boots and Panties!!
Minnie Riperton, Adventures in Paradise
Jeff Buckley, Grace
George Harrison, All Things Must Pass