The first time I heard Johnny Thunders play was a member of the The Dolls. In San Francisco in the early 80s there was a huge squat in an a vacant brewery at the edge of the Mission district in SF. That is where most of the street punx lived. We used the empty vats as rooms. It became known as The Vats, go figure. Anyways it was in an abandoned beer vat that I heard the dolls for the first time. Winter'80 I believe.
The years get a little blury in my memory from 79-92.