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The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement.
The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement.

The Ramones were a hugely influential punk rock band, formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in January 1974. They played their first concert at the Performance Studio in New York on March 30, 1974. They led the New York punk movement and are often credited with forming the musical foundation of punk (see protopunk). The original band members all adopted Ramone as a surname although they were not actually brothers: This image is the cover of an album or single. ... This image is the cover of an album or single. ... John Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known as Johnny Ramone, was the lead guitarist for the punk rock group The Ramones. ... Drummer Tommy Ramone (born Thomas Erdelyi January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) grew up in Queens, one of the boroughs of New York City. ... Jeffrey Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), better known as Joey Ramone, was the vocalist for the legendary punk rock group The Ramones. ... Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Colvin (September 18, 1952 - June 5, 2002) was a founding member of The Ramones, a heavily influential punk band. ... The eponymous debut album by The Ramones, released on April 23rd of 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Station Square, home to Forest Hills striking Long Island Rail Road station. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Protopunk is a term used to describe a number of performers who were important precursors of punk rock, or who have been cited by early punk rockers as influential. ... A family name, or surname, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...

Later band members also adopted the name: Jeffrey Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), better known as Joey Ramone, was the vocalist for the legendary punk rock group The Ramones. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... John Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known as Johnny Ramone, was the lead guitarist for the punk rock group The Ramones. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Colvin (September 18, 1952 - June 5, 2002) was a founding member of The Ramones, a heavily influential punk band. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1952 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass redirects here. ... Drummer Tommy Ramone (born Thomas Erdelyi January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) grew up in Queens, one of the boroughs of New York City. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

An earlier member, Ritchie, left the band before the first recording (not related to the Richie Ramone, above). "Here lies Ritchie Ramone" can be seen on a cartoon drawing of a gravestone on the innersleeve of the 'Rocket to Russia' album Marc Bell was born July 15, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Richard Reinhardt (Also Beau) was born on August 11, 1957. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Clem Burke (born November 24, 1955 in New York City) is the percussionist for the band Blondie. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Christopher John Ward (born October 8, 1965), better known as C.J. Ramone, was the bassist for The Ramones from 1989 to 1996. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... // Events January-February January 4 - United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his Great Society during his State of the Union address. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass redirects here. ...


Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) suggested the name, inspired by the fact that Paul McCartney used to call himself Paul Ramone when he was in the Silver Beatles. Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... The Beatles were a hugely successful band in the 1960s, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), with global sales exceeding 1. ...


The Ramones pioneered a straightforward, stripped-down sound that was a far cry from the virtuosic musicianship and complex instrumentation that 1970s rock music had become known for. It heralded a raw, loud, fast and direct sound often reminiscent of 1950s-early 1960s rock and roll or bubblegum pop. Joey Ramone has stated the Ramones were rather taken with the Bay City Rollers' hit song "Saturday Night," and set out to imitate its catchy, sing-a-long quality. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music) is a genre of popular music and rock and roll. ... The Bay City Rollers were a popular Scottish pop band of the 1970s. ...

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Band history

The Ramones started with Joey Ramone on drums, Johnny Ramone on guitar and Dee Dee Ramone on bass and vocals. Tommy Ramone was then an employee of the studio, and after several times helping Joey to get some beats straight, ended up joining the band, while Joey took over the lead vocals since Dee Dee had problems singing for an (although brief) entire set while continually playing.


Their early songs were very fast and very short, most clocked in at about two minutes.


In the early '70s, many New York bands started to play in rock clubs such as the famous Max's Kansas City and CBGB (which stands for "country, bluegrass and blues" and was not originally intended to be a rock club) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Maxs Kansas City was a nightclub (upstairs) and restaurant (downstairs) between 17th and 18th Streets, on Park Avenue South in New York City. ... CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ... Manhattan is an island bordering the lower Hudson River. ...


Other bands from this period include the New York Dolls, Tom Verlaine's Television, Blondie, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Patti Smith Band, Suicide, and the Talking Heads. These bands formed a musical scene of people who played very different styles of music that later were collectively called punk rock, perhaps due in part to a fanzine called Punk Magazine. New York Dolls, 1973 The New York Dolls were a rock music group formed in New York City in 1971. ... Tom Verlaine (born Tom Miller) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, probably best-known as a founder of Television. ... Cover of the 1976 album Blondie Blondie is a rock band that first gained fame in the 1970s and early 1980s. ... Richard Hell Richard Hell (born October 2, 1949) is the stage name of Richard Myers, an American singer, songwriter and writer, probably best-known as frontman for the early punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. ... The Voidoids, also known as Richard Hell and the Voidoids, were a New York City punk rock band of the late 1970s, fronted by Richard Hell, a former member of Television. ... Patti Smith is often confused with Patty Smyth - the former lead singer of the band Scandal. ... Suicide is a 1970s and 80s punk/post punk duo, composed of Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (synthesizers and drum machines). ... Talking Heads. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Punk Magazine was a fanzine created by Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom. ...


Ramones concerts at CBGB's became legendary, due in part to their brevity: Most concerts were twenty to thirty minutes long, much shorter than their contemporaries', and are often described by their witnesses as extremely fast, crude, energetic and desperate. There are some super-8 movies of these shows, present in a couple of the band's videos.


According to a bio by Australian Musicologist/Guru Glenn A. Baker, they did play longer shows by simply playing their entire set and then repeating it. Apparently they used to be booed off stage when they played outside New York City. One reviewer (unknown) described them as taking "three chord rock back to its one and a half chord basics". A non-fan friend-of-a-friend who went to a concert commented later that she "couldn't understand why they kept calling out 1-2-3-4 in the middle of the songs"! A musicologist is someone who studies musicology. ...


After playing for several nights at CBGB, they were signed by Sire Records in autumn 1975 and recorded their debut album Ramones for about $6000. CBGB, also CBGBs or CBs is a legendary club in the Manhattan Bowery district of New York City, New York. ... Sire Records was an American record label. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City US District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration... Look up Album in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... The Ramones is the band of the same titles first album, released in May of 1976 (see 1976 in music). ...


They appeared at The Roundhouse in London, England, on July 4, 1976, second billed to the Beatlesque Flamin' Groovies. Their appearance galvanized the UK punk rock scene, inspiring future punk stars including members of The Clash and The Damned. It was later revealed that Joe Strummer, Johnny Rotten along with other members of The Clash and the Sex Pistols, attended the gig and went to a backstage window in order to get in and meet the Ramones. They finally got in and later on, Joe Strummer revealed that that was a huge moment in punk-rock history. The Roundhouse was an arts venue at Chalk Farm (near Camden Town), in London, England, although it started life differently (connected with the railways). ... St. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for... Beatlesque (pronounced ) is a term used to describe rock and pop bands and musicians who make music similar to that of The Beatles, a British rock-pop music band from the 1960s. ... The Flamin Groovies were an American rock music band of the 1960s and 70s. ... The Clash in 1978. ... The Damned are a psychedelic punk rock group originally from Croydon, England a suburb of London, formed in 1976. ... John Graham Mellor (b. ... John Lydon John Joseph Lydon (born January 31, 1956), also known as Johnny Rotten (a nickname derived from the state of his teeth) was the iconoclastic lead singer of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL) and an Irish individualist anarchist. ... The Clash in 1978. ... The Sex Pistols in 1977. ...


Another Ramones gig in England became their first live album, It's Alive, considered by most critics one of the best live albums ever. Its Alive is a live album by punk rock band, The Ramones. ...


After two years on the road and the Top 50 hit album Rocket to Russia, an exhausted Tommy Ramone was replaced on drums by Marc Bell, who became Marky Ramone. Tommy left the band to go back to his studio work, which he preferred to the hard life of touring. In an interview from "End Of The Century", a documentary on The Ramones, Tommy said that he felt like the band wasn't accepting him as a friend. In the same movie, other band members were interviewed on this subject and they said that they were in a way jealous of Tommy because he was more mature. An example one of the band members gave was that Tommy would make his own breakfast in the morning. From what was said by the band members, it was just small differences like this that they had with Tommy. Tommy worked with Marky to ensure that his drumming was appropriate for the Ramones style; he also produced the Ramones fourth studio album Road to Ruin and their eighth Too Tough To Die. It was the lineup with Marky which played a central role in the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School, a film that Roger Corman originally called Disco High until writer/director Allan Arkush heard the Ramones. Marc Bell was born July 15, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on The Empire Strikes Back, the first sequel to Star Wars. ... DVD cover Rock n Roll High School is a 1979 film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and featuring The Ramones. ... Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American producer and director of low-budget films; as such, he has apprenticed many now-famous directors, stressing the importance of budgeting and resourcefulness. ...


After Rock 'n' Roll High School, legendary producer Phil Spector became interested in the band and produced End of the Century. During the recording sessions for End of the Century, Spector reportedly pulled a gun on Dee Dee Ramone. The band would later consider this one of the 'not-so-great' albums they had distributed, crediting tensions between the producer and the artists. Johnny recalls that he was disappointed with the outcome of End of the Century. DVD cover Rock n Roll High School is a 1979 film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and featuring The Ramones. ... Phil Spector Harvey Phillip Phil Spector (born December 26, 1940) is a highly influential record producer who turned out some of the best-known popular music of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


Marky Ramone was fired because of his alcoholism and eventually replaced by Richard Beau (under the name Richie Ramone). They recorded several albums with Richie Ramone who was then replaced by Clem Burke (a.k.a. Elvis Ramone) from Blondie. Burke lasted two days in the band before Marky came back in 1987. Richard Reinhardt (Also Beau) was born on August 11, 1957. ... Clem Burke (born November 24, 1955 in New York City) is the percussionist for the band Blondie. ... Clem Burke (born November 24, 1955 in New York City) is the percussionist for the band Blondie. ... Cover of the 1976 album Blondie Blondie is a rock band that first gained fame in the 1970s and early 1980s. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Dee Dee Ramone left after 1989's Brain Drain, and was replaced by Christopher John Ward (C.J. Ramone), a Ramones fan that gave a younger rock feeling to the Ramones' work. However, Dee Dee did continue contributing to the music of The Ramones by lending his lyrics for use in later songs. Dee Dee left to pursue a solo career as a rapper, adopting the name Dee Dee King. See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Christopher John Ward (born October 8, 1965), better known as C.J. Ramone or C-Jay Ramone was the bassist for the Ramones from 1989 to 1996. ... Christopher John Ward (born October 8, 1965), better known as C.J. Ramone, was the bassist for The Ramones from 1989 to 1996. ... Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Colvin (September 18, 1952 - June 5, 2002) was a founding member of The Ramones, a heavily influential punk band. ...


Joey and Johnny didn't speak to each other for years after Johnny "stole" Joey's girlfriend Linda (whom he later married). The pair also did not see eye to eye politically; Joey being a left-wing liberal and Johnny a Nixon, Reagan, and Bush-voting conservative. Joey wrote the lyrics to the anti-Reagan Ramones track "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg". Once Johnny discovered what the lyrics were about, he refused to play it live. The lyrics to "The KKK Took My Baby Away", also written by Joey, are believed to be an attack on Johnny as both love rival and political foe. The pair never made up, and took their rivalry to the grave. In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism, an adherent of the ideology espousing individual liberty and private property, meaning varies country to country American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Modern liberalism, in the USA, describes a political ideology that favors government intervention to promote equality Political progressivism, a political... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the thirty-seventh President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... The KKK Took My Baby Away is a song written by Joey Ramone. ...


After a spot in the 1996 Lollapalooza festival, The Ramones disbanded, reportedly due to ongoing personality clashes and frustration at not achieving success commensurate with their influence. Joey was also reported to have drug problems, and later admitted drinking heavily for much of the '80s. In his last years he became an avid follower of Wall Street. See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 16 - Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffetts seaplane, mistaking it for a drug traffickers plane. ... Official logo Lollapalooza is an American traveling music festival featuring alternative rock, rap, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ...


Their last show is recorded on video and CD and featured several special guests such as Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam. Ian Lemmy Kilmister (born Ian Fraser Kilmister, December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Fraser Willis) is an English bass player and singer. ... Phil, Mikkey and Lemmy Motörhead are a canonical British speed metal band. ... Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder (born as Edward Louis Seversen III on 23 December 1964) is the lead singer, lyricist, and frontman for the band Pearl Jam. ... The current Pearl Jam lineup. ...


In 2002, the band was introduced to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, Johnny, Tommy, Marky and Dee Dee spoke on behalf of the band. Johnny blessed George Bush and its Presidency. Dee Dee congratulated and thanked himself. He died two months later of a heroin overdose.


Influence

The Ramones have proven hugely influential, mostly on later musicians, but in other fields as well: In 1997 four species of trilobites were named after members of the band: Mackenziurus johnnyi, Mackenziurus joeyi, Mackenziurus deedeei, and Mackenziurus ceejayi. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orders Agnostida Redlichiida Corynexochida Lichida Phacopida Proetida Asaphida Harpetida Ptychopariida Proposed order Nektaspida Trilobites are extinct arthropods in the class Trilobita. ...


While the origins of punk rock are the subject of debate, The Ramones are widely credited with popularizing the form. Several people often state that, when they first heard the Ramones, they felt that they could do the same, deciding to play instruments and form their own groups. The Ramones' first British tour is widely credited with inspiring the first wave of English punk groups: The Buzzcocks, The Damned, The Clash, the Sex Pistols and others. Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... The Damned are a psychedelic punk rock group originally from Croydon, England a suburb of London, formed in 1976. ... The Clash in 1978. ... The Sex Pistols in 1977. ...


Some bands are so taken by The Ramones as a whole that a subgenre dubbed "Ramones-punk" has appeared. These bands often dress up like the Ramones, and play instruments like theirs. The music is generally a little faster and heavier on the guitars with (often) tongue in cheek lyrics about girls and similar fare. Notable bands include Screeching Weasel and The Queers, both of whom recorded entire Ramones cover albums. However, many Ramones cover bands are flawed in the same respect: they sound better than the actual Ramones. Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... Screeching Weasel was a pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois. ... The Queers are a punk rock band from New Hampshire, formed in 1982. ...


Longtime Ramones fan Henry Rollins appeared at a Ramones Thirtieth Anniversary Tribute concert September 12, 2004. The event was at Los Angeles' Avalon and hosted by Rob Zombie. The performers demonstrate the breadth of the Ramones' influence: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies and X played great sets and then CJ Ramone, Marky Ramone and long time producer Daniel Ray took the stage and played while different guitar and vocal teams came out and did Ramones songs. Henry Rollins Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is a North American rock music performer, storyteller, author, actor and poet. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rob Zombie (born Rob Cummings on January 12, 1966 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA) is a solo singer and formerly the lead singer of the heavy metal group, White Zombie. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers (from left): Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Californian rock band who have combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal. ... The Dickies were amongst the first punk rock bands to emerge from Los Angeles, and the first California punk band to be signed to a major record label and appear on network television. ... X on the cover of their 1997 collection Beyond and Back: The X Anthology. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ...


Other references, influence or tributes

  • At the beginning of the Clash's cover of "Police and Thieves," (originally performed by Junior Murvin) singer Joe Strummer ad-libs "They're going through a tight wind" which is a line from "Blitzkrieg Bop."
  • Notorious American radio personality Howard Stern was an avid Ramones fan, having them on both his radio and TV shows numerous times. He also named their song "Pet Sematary" the best song of 1989.
  • Horror novelist Stephen King was also a fan of the band, mentioning them in his books Danse Macabre (1979) and Pet Sematary (1983).
  • American and Iowa-based hardcore band modern life is war have recorded a song called D.E.A.D. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. , which can be heard on their second full-length album, witness.
  • Slash from Guns and Roses has stated that he learned to play guitar by listening to Road to Ruin.
  • Frank Black from The Pixies has a song on his first solo album called I Heard Ramona Sing that is a Ramones tribute song.
  • Lemmy Kilmister wrote a song called R.A.M.O.N.E.S..
  • The Human League song Things That Dreams are Made Of (from their platinum-selling 1981 album Dare) namechecks "Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee" in the lyrics.
  • When Joey died, The Misfits removed their own content from their website and replaced it with a picture of Joey. Social Distortion did likewise, displaying a photograph of Mike Ness and Joey Ramone as tribute.
  • On the following day, Bono from U2 made a speech about Joey and the Ramones. The band, which was on tour at the time, dedicated the song In A Little While to Joey Ramone for the rest of the tour, after learning that it was the last song he had listened to on his deathbed.
  • Jello Biafra has a track called "Joey Ramone" on one of his spoken word albums.
  • William Shatner mentions Joey Ramone in a song.
  • Ramones fans often try to look like their idols. The uniform often consists of a Perfecto leather jacket, ripped jeans, and Converse sneakers.
  • Swedish band Roxette included a tall thin puppet with long black hair, Perfecto leather jacket and red sunglasses in one of their video clips. The end of the video reveals the puppet name’s is "Joey".
  • The street behind CBGB was named after Joey Ramone after his death.
  • The Ramones made a guest appearance on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, wherein Space Ghost dismisses them as "punks".
  • Animation TV show Oggy and the Cockroaches featured a trio of cockroaches called "Joey", "Marky" and "Dee Dee".
  • Homestar Runner featured a character dressed up as one of the Ramones in the cartoon The House That Gave Sucky Treats.
  • Corin Tucker, lead singer and guitarist of Portland, Oregon-based rock band Sleater-Kinney, wrote a song titled 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' (in reference to the Ramones song 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend') for their sophomore record, Call The Doctor. The song also appears in the soundtrack for the film All Over Me.
  • The Ramones once made a guest appearance on The Simpsons, during which they performed Happy Birthday for Montgomery Burns, who mistook them for The Rolling Stones.
  • Nueva Vision is the official Ramones Fan Club of Spain, and also a popular bar in Malasaña in Madrid.
  • Ramones concerts usually included a pinhead that held up a sign that read, "Gabba Gabba Hey" when they would play the song Pinhead. The pinhead was named Gabby Hey. This name was given to him by either Uncle Floyd or a member of the Uncle Floyd Show cast (The Ramones appeared on the Uncle Floyd Show on at least 15 occasions).
  • The members of the band "The Donnas" all adopt the first name Donna, as a tribute to The Ramones.
  • On a Episode of Dexter’s Laboratory in which Dexter goes to college, there is a group of 2 musicians playing in a bathroom one of which resembles Joey Ramone (his only line in the episode is "1,2,3,4!")
  • Countless bands dress and play like the Ramones in their own Ramone cover bands, including: The Cretins, Rockit To Russia, The Rydells, The Gabba Gabba Heys.
  • A Ramones fan stated on www.songmeaning.com in his discussion with others to the meaning of The Ramones 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' that when he asked his soon to be girlfriend out, he put on and sang the Ramones song, only for the girl to say yes to him.
  • New York hardcore band, The Casualties, wrote a song called Made in NYC, in which they make several references to Ramones songs.
  • In 2003, when the Ramones were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the band was no longer together, Green Day performed "Teenage Lobotomy and "Blitzkrieg Bop" in place of the Ramones.
  • On an episode of CatDog, there is a reference where Dog plays with diamonds, and tucks them in saying, "Goodnight Joey, goodnight Johnny, goodnight Dee Dee!"
  • American Child, a song by The Stone Coyotes contains the line "give us Jerry Lee Lewis/ Give us Joey Ramone"
  • American punk bands such as Sloppy Seconds and Screeching Weasel attribute much of their influence to the Ramones.

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Deaths

  • Joey Ramone died of lymphoma on April 15, 2001 in New York. The last song he ever heard was U2's "In A Little While". (At a June 2001 concert in Boston, Bono remarked that the song was originally about a hangover, but Joey turned it into a gospel song.)
  • Dee Dee Ramone was found dead at his Hollywood home on June 5, 2002 following a heroin overdose, only 2 months after The Ramones were inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Johnny Ramone died of prostate cancer on September 15, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

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Discography

Studio Albums

  1. The Ramones, April 1976, Rolling Stone Top 500 albums: #33
  2. Leave Home, January 1977
  3. Rocket to Russia, November 1977, Rolling Stone Top 500 albums: #105
  4. Road to Ruin, September 1978
  5. End Of The Century, February 1980
  6. Pleasant Dreams, July 1981
  7. Subterranean Jungle, February 1983
  8. Too Tough to Die, January 1985
  9. Animal Boy, May 1986
  10. Halfway to Sanity, Septmber 1987
  11. Brain Drain, May 1989
  12. Mondo Bizarro, September 1992
  13. Acid Eaters, December 1993
  14. Adios Amigos!, June 1995

The eponymous debut album by The Ramones, released on April 23rd of 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Leave Home is The Ramones second full-length album. ... Rocket to Russia is one of the most popular albums by American punk rockers The Ramones. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... Road To Ruin was the Ramones fourth album, released on Friday, September 22, 1978, and witnessed the band undergoing an altogether more classic pop sound. ... End Of The Century is the fifth album by The Ramones. ... Pleasant Dreams is the sixth album by American punk band The Ramones. ... Subterranean Jungle was an album by punk band the Ramones. ... Too Tough to Die is the 8th album by The Ramones. ... Animal Boy is an album by The Ramones featuring the classic song My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down. Track Listing Somebody Put Something In My Drink Animal Boy Love Kills Apeman Hop She Belongs To Me Crummy Stuff My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) Mental Hell... Halfway to Sanity is an album by The Ramones. ... Brain Drain is a 1989 album by The Ramones. ... Mondo Bizarro is an album by the punk rock group The Ramones, released in 1992. ... Acid Eaters is an album by punk rock group The Ramones. ... The Ramones gave an ultimatum, Adios Amigos[[1]] would be there last album if it didnt sell well. ...

Singles

    • "Blitzkrieg Bop", November 1975
    • "53rd & 3rd", February 1976
    • "Judy Is A Punk", July 1976
    • "Beat On The Brat", October 1976
    • "Swallow My Pride", February 1977
    • "Sheena is a Punk Rocker", September 1977
    • "Rockaway Beach", December 1977
    • "I Wanna Be Sedated", June 1978; a sample in OGG format is available
    • "I'm Against It", November 1978
    • "Don't Come Close", March 1979
    • "Needles And Pins", June 1979
    • "Rock & Roll High School", August 1979
    • "Baby, I Love You", January 1980
    • "I'm Affected", April 1980
    • "Danny Says", July 1980
    • "Chinese Rock", November 1980
    • "We Want The Airwaves", March 1981
    • "The KKK Took My Baby Away", July 1981
    • "She's A Sensation", October 1981
    • "It's Not My Place (In The 9 To 5 World)", February 1982
    • "Time Has Come Today", February 1983
    • "Psycho Therapy", August 1983
    • "Howling At The Moon", June 1984
    • "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg)", April 1986
    • "Something To Believe In", September 1986
    • "Bop 'Til You Drop", May 1987
    • "I Wanna Live", April 1988
    • "I Believe In Miracles", May 1989
    • "Pet Cemetery", July 1989
    • "Can't Get You (Outta My Mind)", October 1989
    • "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)", March 1990
    • "Poison Heart", June 1992
    • "Strength To Endure", October 1992
    • "Substitute", May 1994
    • "I Don't Want To Grow Up", June 1995
    • "Spider-Man", April 1996

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Compilations

  • Ramones Mania (The Best Of 1975-1988), 1988
  • All The Stuff Volume 1, September 1990
  • All The Stuff Volume 2, September 1990
  • Hey Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology (The Best Of 1975-1996), 1999
  • Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (The Best Of 1975-1996), 2002
  • We're A Happy Family, 2003 tribute album
  • Weird Tales of the Ramones, 2005

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Live albums

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Other

  • "We Want The Airwaves", Airheads Soundtrack 1994
  • "Spiderman", Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits!, 1995
  • "Touring", Hard-Core Logo Soundtrack, 1998

Sample

External links

The Ramones
Joey Ramone | Johnny Ramone | Dee Dee Ramone | Tommy Ramone | Marky Ramone | Richie Ramone | Elvis Ramone | C.J. Ramone
Discography
Studio albums: The Ramones | Leave Home | Rocket to Russia | Road to Ruin | End of the Century | Pleasant Dreams | Subterranean Jungle | Too Tough to Die
Animal Boy | Halfway to Sanity | Brain Drain | Mondo Bizarro | Acid Eaters | Adios Amigos

Live albums: It's Alive | Loco Live | Greatest Hits Live | We're Outta Here

Compilations: Ramones Mania | All The Stuff Volume 1 | All The Stuff Volume 2 | Hey Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology | Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits
We're a Happy Family (tribute)
Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... This article is about the music magazine. ... A Karaoke machine Karaoke (Japanese: カラオケ, from 空 kara, empty, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) is a form of entertainment where an amateur singer accompanies recorded music. ... Jeffrey Hyman (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001), better known as Joey Ramone, was the vocalist for the legendary punk rock group The Ramones. ... John Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known as Johnny Ramone, was the lead guitarist for the punk rock group The Ramones. ... Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Colvin (September 18, 1952 - June 5, 2002) was a founding member of The Ramones, a heavily influential punk band. ... Drummer Tommy Ramone (born Thomas Erdelyi January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) grew up in Queens, one of the boroughs of New York City. ... Marc Bell was born July 15, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York. ... Richard Reinhardt (Also Beau) was born on August 11, 1957. ... Clem Burke (born November 24, 1955 in New York City) is the percussionist for the band Blondie. ... Christopher John Ward (born October 8, 1965), better known as C.J. Ramone, was the bassist for The Ramones from 1989 to 1996. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... The eponymous debut album by The Ramones, released on April 23rd of 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Leave Home is The Ramones second full-length album. ... Rocket to Russia is one of the most popular albums by American punk rockers The Ramones. ... Road To Ruin was the Ramones fourth album, released on Friday, September 22, 1978, and witnessed the band undergoing an altogether more classic pop sound. ... End Of The Century is the fifth album by The Ramones. ... Pleasant Dreams is the sixth album by American punk band The Ramones. ... Subterranean Jungle was an album by punk band the Ramones. ... Too Tough to Die is the 8th album by The Ramones. ... Animal Boy is an album by The Ramones featuring the classic song My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down. Track Listing Somebody Put Something In My Drink Animal Boy Love Kills Apeman Hop She Belongs To Me Crummy Stuff My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) Mental Hell... Halfway to Sanity is an album by The Ramones. ... Brain Drain is a 1989 album by The Ramones. ... Mondo Bizarro is an album by the punk rock group The Ramones, released in 1992. ... Acid Eaters is an album by punk rock group The Ramones. ... Adios Amigos was The Ramones last album. ... A live album is a musical recording containing concert performances. ... Its Alive is a live album by punk rock band, The Ramones. ... Ramones 1991 live album that has apparently (at least) two versions. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... Were A Happy Family is a tribute album by variouis artists as a tribute to the Ramones. ...

Notable songs
"Blitzkrieg Bop" | "53rd & 3rd" | "I Wanna Be Sedated" | "The KKK Took My Baby Away" | "Chinese Rock"
"My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)"
Films
Rock 'n' Roll High School | Ramones Raw | End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

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The Ramones | Definition | Information | Explanation | Review | WikiCity.com - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Free ... (596 words)
Tommy Ramone was later replaced on drums by Marc Bell (under the name Marky Ramone) as Tommy was exhausted after 2 years on the road.
Marky Ramone was eventually replaced by Richard Beau (under the name Richie Ramone) and then by Clem Burke before rejoining the band in 1990.
In 2004 (See 2004 in music), Johnny Ramone was resting at a hospital in Los Angeles for an infection resulting from treatment of his prostate cancer.
The Ramones - definition of The Ramones in Encyclopedia (1767 words)
Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) suggested the name, inspired by the fact that Paul McCartney used to call himself Paul Ramon when he was in the Silver Beatles.
The Ramones pioneered a back-to-basics sound that avoided complicated progressive rock and the bloated, meandering guitar solos that 1970s rock music had become known for.
Ramones concerts at CBGB's became legendary, due in part to their brevity: Most concerts were twenty to thirty minutes long, much shorter than their contemporaries', and are often described by their witnesses as extremely fast, crude, energetic and desperate.
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