Lorna Doom

Lorna Doom

Original Name Teresa Marie Ryan
Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Jan 2019 (aged 61)
Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 196111033 · View Source
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Bassist. Born as Teresa Marie Ryan, Doom joined the punk band Germs in 1976. The Germs played its first show in April 1977, and six months later released the single “Forming”/”Sexboy,” which is often cited as the first Los Angeles punk record. Germs’ only album, “(GI),” was produced by Joan Jett and released in 1979. The band also recorded six songs for the William Friedkin film “Cruising,” although only one, “Lion’s Share,” was used. During the late-1970s punk era, Germs shows grew tumultuous and by 1980 most promoters were unwilling to book the band. Crash started another band, but regrouped Germs for a final show on Dec. 3, 1980. Four days later, he was dead and the group disbanded. Lorna moved to New York City with her boyfriend, who was the bassist in Joan Jett’s band, the Blackhearts. Born Gary Moss, he took Lorna's last birth name as a stage name when he joined the band in 1979, performing as Gary Ryan. They were married in the early 1980s and divorced in the 1990s. In New York City, Lorna worked for art galleries. She returned to California in the early 2000s to help care for her ailing father, and worked there as a personal assistant and a bookkeeper. Lorna was an adviser for “What We Do Is Secret,” a 2007 movie about Germs that featured Shane West as Darby Crash and Bijou Phillips as Lorna Doom. After singing with the reunited Germs at a party for the film, Mr. West went on to tour as lead singer with the surviving band members. In clubs, and on the Warped Tour in 2006 and 2008, Germs performed for a younger, more well-behaved generation of punk fans.

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  • Originally Created by: Erin
  • Added: 16 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 196111033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lorna Doom (4 Jan 1958–16 Jan 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 196111033, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.