Ramones performing in 1980
|Origin||Forest Hills, Queens,|
New York, USA
|Genre(s)||Punk rock, pop punk|
|Years active||1974 – 1996|
(US & UK, 1976–1992)
Dee Dee Ramone
The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group. Forest Hills is a neighborhood in the central part of the New York City borough of Queens. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop punk (also known as punk pop and other names is a Fusion genre that combines elements of Punk rock with Pop music, to varying In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sire Records Company is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros Radioactive Records was an American Record label. It was formed as a joint venture between Talent manager Gary Kurfirst (who managed such acts as Chrysalis Records was a British Record label that was created in 1969 Joey Ramone ( May 19 1951 – April 15 2001) born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and Songwriter best John William Cummings (October 8 1948 &ndash September 15 2004 better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the Guitarist for the seminal Punk rock Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter Tommy Ramone (born Erdélyi Tamás, January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian Record producer Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1952 in Brooklyn New York) is an American Drummer. Richard Reinhardt (aka Richie Ramone) is an American Drummer best known for his five year stint as the drummer for the Punk rock group Clem Burke (born Clement Anthony Bozewski, November 24 1955 was the Drummer for the band Blondie. Christopher Joseph Ward (born October 8, 1965) better known as "C The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. 
Formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, in 1974, all members of the band used stage names with their surnames as "Ramone", though none of them are actually related. Forest Hills is a neighborhood in the central part of the New York City borough of Queens. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually non-stop for 22 years.  In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played their final show and then disbanded. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances The band's three founding members—Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone—died within eight years of the break-up. Joey Ramone ( May 19 1951 – April 15 2001) born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and Songwriter best John William Cummings (October 8 1948 &ndash September 15 2004 better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the Guitarist for the seminal Punk rock Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter 
The Ramones failed to achieve much commercial success during their years of recording and performing. Their only album to reach certified gold status in the U. S. was their compilation album Ramones Mania. A compilation album is an Album ( Music or Spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple Recording artists, often culled from a variety of Ramones Mania is the first Ramones compilation It includes thirty Ramones songs including some single versions namely " Sheena Is a Punk Rocker  Appreciation of the band has grown since the 1980s, and they now regularly appear on "all-time greatest" lists, such as Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Rolling Stone’s list of 25 Greatest Live Albums of All Time, VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Mojo's 100 Greatest Albums. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television Mojo is a popular Music Magazine published by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.  In 2002, the Ramones were voted the second greatest rock and roll band ever in Spin Magazine, trailing only The Beatles. Spin is a Music Magazine that reports on Music for Life Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione Jr The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960  On March 18, 2002, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States 
The pre-history of the band is centered in and around the middle-class neighborhood of Forest Hills in the New York City borough of Queens. Forest Hills is a neighborhood in the central part of the New York City borough of Queens. The City of New York
Most of the members had been in various bands since the late 1960s. Johnny and Tommy had both been in a high school garage band circa 1966-67 known as the Tangerine Puppets, and Joey was in the short-lived early 1970s glam rock band Sniper. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by The initial version of the Ramones included Jeffrey Hyman on drums, John Cummings on guitar, and Douglas Colvin on bass and lead vocals. Joey Ramone ( May 19 1951 – April 15 2001) born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and Songwriter best John William Cummings (October 8 1948 &ndash September 15 2004 better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the Guitarist for the seminal Punk rock Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter Colvin was the first to use the name Ramone, calling himself Dee Dee Ramone. He was inspired by the fact that Paul McCartney used the pseudonym Paul Ramon. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer,  He convinced the other members to take on the name, and came up with the idea of calling the band the Ramones.  Hyman and Cummings would become Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone, respectively.
The band held their rehearsals at a New York City studio managed by a friend of the band, Thomas Erdelyi, who would become the band's manager, and Monte A. Tommy Ramone (born Erdélyi Tamás, January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian Record producer Melnick who would become the band's tour manager. Soon after the band was formed, Dee Dee realized that he could not sing and play bass at the same time, so Joey became the band's lead vocalist. (Dee Dee would continue, however, to count off each song's tempo with his signature rapid-fire shout of "1-2-3-4!". ) Joey would also realize that he could not sing and play drums at the same time, and left the position of drummer. While auditioning new drummers, manager Thomas Erdelyi would often take to the drums and demonstrate to auditioners how to play the songs. It became apparent that he was able to play the group's songs better than anyone else, and he joined the band as drummer Tommy Ramone. Tommy Ramone (born Erdélyi Tamás, January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian Record producer
The band played their first concert on March 30, 1974, at Performance Studios in New York. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.  The songs they played were very fast and very short; most clocked in at under two minutes. In the early 1970s, a new music scene emerged in New York when many bands started to play in clubs on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, such as Max's Kansas City and most famously CBGB's. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Max's Kansas City was a Nightclub (upstairs and Restaurant (downstairs at 213 Park Avenue South between 17th and 18th Streets in New York City. CBGB ( Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan
After garnering considerable attention for their performances at CBGB's, the group was signed to a recording contract in Autumn 1975 by Seymour Stein of Sire Records, whose wife Linda Stein had seen them play at CBGB's and would later co-manage the band with Danny Fields. Seymour Stein (born 1942 in Brooklyn New York) is an entrepreneur in the music industry who has been a part of the business since getting his first job as a clerk for Billboard Sire Records Company is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros Linda Stein ( 1945 - October 30, 2007) was an American Rock music manager and real estate broker Danny Fields (born 1941 is an American journalist and record executive  They soon recorded their debut album, Ramones on an extremely low budget; about $6,400. Ramones is the debut Album by Punk rock band the Ramones. Widely cited as having the distinction of being the first punk rock group the Ramones The band was plagued by hostile audience reactions outside of New York City. It wasn’t until they made a small tour of England that they began to see the fruits of their labor: a performance at The Roundhouse in London on July 4, 1976 (second-billed to the Flamin' Groovies), which Linda Stein had organized, was a huge success. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Flamin' Groovies were an American Rock music band of the 1960s and '70s Their appearance galvanized the burgeoning UK punk rock scene, inspiring future punk stars, including members of The Clash, The Damned, and the Sex Pistols. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The Damned are an English band formed in London in 1976 notable for being the first Punk rock band from England to release a single (" New Rose " an The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975  The Flamin' Groovies/Ramones double-bill was successfully reprised at The Roxy in Los Angeles the following month, which also inspired local Los Angeles musicians. The Flamin' Groovies were an American Rock music band of the 1960s and '70s Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
On December 31, 1977, the Ramones recorded It's Alive, a live concert double album, at the Rainbow Theatre, London, which was released in April 1979. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays It's Alive is a Live album by the Ramones. It was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre London, on December 31, 1977, and The title is a reference to the 1974 horror movie of the same name. Their next two albums, Leave Home and Rocket to Russia were released in 1977. Leave Home is the Ramones ' second album It features the classic Ramones songs "Pinhead" and "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment Rocket to Russia is the third album by American punk group the Ramones. Dave Marsh wrote in Rolling Stone that Rocket to Russia was "the best American rock & roll of the year". Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published  Both records were co-produced by Tony Bongiovi, the second cousin of Jon Bon Jovi. Tony Bongiovi is a Record producer and Recording engineer. He helped to remodel an old building in Manhattan -- once a power plant for Edison and later a television Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi Jr on March 2 1962 is an American Musician, Songwriter and Actor.  Tommy, tired of touring, left the band and was replaced by Mark Bell, who became Marky Ramone. Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1952 in Brooklyn New York) is an American Drummer.
In 1978 the band released their fourth album, and first with Marky, Road to Ruin. Road to Ruin is the fourth Album by the Ramones. It was released on September 22, 1978. The album included some new sounds like acoustic guitar, several ballads, and songs over three minutes, but still failed to chart highly. See also Acoustic Guitar (magazine An acoustic guitar is a Guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings
After the band's movie debut in Roger Corman's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), the legendary producer Phil Spector became interested in the Ramones and produced their 1980 album End of the Century. Roger William Corman (born April 5 1926) sometimes nicknamed "King of the Bs" for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this as inaccurate Rock 'n' Roll High School is a 1979 Musical comedy film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Allan Arkush, and featuring The Ramones Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter. End of the Century is the fifth album by the Ramones. It was produced by the famed Phil Spector and was released on February 4 During the recording sessions, Spector pulled a gun on Dee Dee, and forced him to repeatedly play a riff.  The band would later consider this one of their "not-so-great" albums, crediting tensions between the producer and the artists. Johnny recalls that he was disappointed with the outcome of End of the Century. When asked in interviews, Johnny would indicate that he favored the band's more aggressive punk material. (He also conveyed this feeling with the title and track selection of the post-breakup collection CD that he compiled: Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits. Loud Fast Ramones Their Toughest Hits is a compilation of Ramones songs compiled by Johnny Ramone. ) In contrast, End of the Century material such as the syrupy, string-section laden Ronettes cover "Baby, I Love You" is entirely lacking the guitarist's trademark "buzzsaw" sound. The Ronettes were a Girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. 
In 1981 the Ramones released Pleasant Dreams, which continued the trend established by End of The Century of diluting the rawer punk sound showcased on the band's initial four albums. Pleasant Dreams is the sixth album by the Ramones. It was released in 1981 (see 1981 in music) by Sire Records. Instead, slick production was again featured, this time provided by Graham Gouldman of UK pop act 10 cc. Graham Gouldman (born Graham Keith Gouldman, 10 May 1946, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England) is an Johnny would contend in retrospect that this direction was a record company decision and represented a continued futile attempt to get airplay on American radio.  On August 1 of that year, however, while promoting the album, they did become the first band to be interviewed on the newly formed cable video station MTV, which temporarily provided a more receptive outlet for the band's music than FM. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. After the release of the 1983 Subterranean Jungle, Marky Ramone was fired from the band because of his alcoholism and was eventually replaced by Richard Reinhardt (under the name Richie Ramone). Subterranean Jungle is the seventh studio album by punk band the Ramones. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions Richard Reinhardt (aka Richie Ramone) is an American Drummer best known for his five year stint as the drummer for the Punk rock group The first album the Ramones recorded with Richie was Too Tough to Die in 1984, produced by former drummer Tommy Ramone. Too Tough to Die is the eighth album by the Ramones, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music) Tommy Ramone (born Erdélyi Tamás, January 29, 1952 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian Record producer The album was largely considered a return to form after the non-flattering pop-production techniques characterizing the previous three full-length releases. Some rock critics contend that it represents their final high quality album. 
In 1986, the Ramones were invited to record the soundtrack to the film Sid and Nancy. Sid and Nancy, originally titled Love Kills, is a 1986 Film directed by Alex Cox. During their work, some management problems developed, and the deal was cancelled. However, a handful of songs created for this movie were included in their 1986 album Animal Boy. Animal Boy is an album by the Ramones. It featured the songs " My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg " written as a protest The album was produced by Jean Beauvoir of the Plasmatics, and included a mix of hard and poppier punk songs. Jean Beauvoir is an American Bass guitarist and multi-instrumentalist The Plasmatics were an American punk band formed by Yale University graduate and radical Anti-artist Rod Swenson with Wendy O
In 1987, the band recorded their last album with Richie, Halfway to Sanity. Halfway to Sanity is an Album by the Ramones. It was released on September 15 1987. Halfway to Sanity was the first collaboration with producer and former Shrapnel (another late 1970s NYC punk band) guitarist Daniel Rey. Daniel Rey (born Daniel Rabinowitz) is an American Music producer and Songwriter from New York City best known for his work with the Richie left in August 1987, upset that after being in the band for five years, the other members would still not give him a share of the money they made selling t-shirts. 
Richie was replaced by Clem Burke (Elvis Ramone) from Blondie. Clem Burke (born Clement Anthony Bozewski, November 24 1955 was the Drummer for the band Blondie. Clem Burke (born Clement Anthony Bozewski, November 24 1955 was the Drummer for the band Blondie. Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and has so far sold over 60 million records According to Johnny, the shows with Burke were a disaster. He was fired after two shows because his drumming could not keep up with the rest of the band.  Marky, now clean and sober, returned.
Dee Dee Ramone left after 1989's Brain Drain and was replaced by Christopher Joseph Ward (C.J. Ramone), who performed and recorded with the band until their break-up. This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989 Brain Drain is a 1989 Album by the Ramones (see 1989 in music) Christopher Joseph Ward (born October 8, 1965) better known as "C 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 brief solo career as a rapper, adopting the name Dee Dee King. Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter 
After 16 years at Sire Records, the band moved to new label Radioactive Records with their 1992 album Mondo Bizarro, which also reunited them with producer Ed Stasium. Sire Records Company is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros Radioactive Records was an American Record label. It was formed as a joint venture between Talent manager Gary Kurfirst (who managed such acts as Mondo Bizarro is an album by the Punk rock group The Ramones, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music) Mondo Bizarro was followed the next year with Acid Eaters, an album made entirely of cover songs. Acid Eaters is an Album by Punk rock group The Ramones. Recorded in 1993 (see 1993 in music) towards the end of the Ramones'
In 1993 the Ramones appeared on an episode of The Simpsons ("Rosebud"). " Rosebud " is the fourth episode of The Simpsons ' fifth season. They were booked to sing "Happy Birthday" at Mr. Burns's birthday party, where they showed their distaste for the gig, shouting, "I'd just like to say this gig sucks!" (Joey), "Hey, up yours, Springfield!" (Johnny), and "Go to Hell, you old bastard!" (C. " Happy Birthday to You " also known more simply as " Happy Birthday " is a traditional song that is sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's Charles Montgomery Burns, also referred to as Mr Burns is a recurring Fictional character and Antagonist in the animated television series J. ); though Marky quipped, "Hey, I think they liked us!" Afterwards, Mr. Burns mistakenly ordered Smithers to "have The Rolling Stones killed. Waylon Smithers Jr is a recurring Fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer. "
In 1995 they released what would be their last studio album, ¡Adios Amigos!. ¡Adios Amigos! is the Ramones ' last studio album It was released in 1995 After a spot in the 1996 Lollapalooza festival, the Ramones went on a short club tour and then disbanded, reportedly due to ongoing personality clashes and frustration at not achieving commercial success commensurate with their influence. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances
Their final show was on August 6, 1996, at the Palace in Hollywood. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar)  The show was recorded, and later released on video and CD as We're Outta Here!. We're Outta Here! is a Live album by the Ramones released in November 1997 The show featured several special guests such as Lemmy from Motörhead, Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, and Chris Cornell (then in Soundgarden). Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister, December 24 1945) also known as Lemmy Kilmister, Ian Willis or Lemmy von Motörhead Eddie Vedder (born December 23 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American singer, Songwriter, Composer, and Guitarist Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990 Timothy Lockwood Armstrong (born November 25, 1966) is an influential American musician and songwriter best known for his work with Punk rock Lars Erik Frederiksen (born August 30, 1971) is a Guitarist and Vocalist for the Punk rock band Rancid, and the frontman Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the Lead singer
Joey was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995. Lymphoma a type of Neoplasm that originates in Lymphocytes (a type of White blood cell in the vertebrate Immune system) In his later years he became an avid follower of yoga and health food. Yoga ( Sanskrit: योग, IAST: yóga, joːgə refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India, to the During the late 1990s, he started day trading NYSE stocks. Joey actually wrote a song about CNBC financial news reporter Maria "Money Honey" Bartiromo, entitled "Maria Bartiromo", which is included on his 2002 solo album Don't Worry About Me. CNBC (an abbreviation for the " C onsumer N ews and B usiness C hannel" its official name until 1991 is a cable and Maria Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is a business news anchor and interviewer Don't Worry About Me is the only Album released by Joey Ramone as a solo artist although he previously had many releases with the Ramones as
On July 20, 1999, Dee Dee, Johnny, Joey, Marky, and Tommy appeared together at the Virgin Megastore in New York City for an autograph signing. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Virgin Megastores is an international chain of Record shops founded by Sir Richard Branson on London 's Oxford Street in January or February This was the last occasion on which the ex-members of the group appeared together before Joey's death. Joey Ramone died of lymphoma on April 15, 2001, in New York. Lymphoma a type of Neoplasm that originates in Lymphocytes (a type of White blood cell in the vertebrate Immune system) Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Joey's last partially finished works were compiled as a posthumous solo album, Don't Worry About Me.
In 2002, Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy, and Marky Ramone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States At the ceremony, the surviving inductees spoke on behalf of the band. Tommy spoke first, saying how honored the band felt, but how much it would have meant for Joey. Johnny thanked the band's fans and blessed George W. Bush and his presidency, Dee Dee congratulated and thanked himself, while Marky thanked Tommy for influencing his drumstyle. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. This was one of Dee Dee's last public appearances; two months later he was found dead at his Hollywood home on June 5, 2002, from a heroin overdose. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Also at the ceremony, Green Day played "Teenage Lobotomy" and "Blitzkrieg Bop" as a tribute to the Ramones, showing the influence that the Ramones had on later post punk rock bands. Green Day is an American rock trio
In the summer of 2004, the Ramones documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones was released in theaters. End of the Century The Story of the Ramones is a 2003 documentary about the highly influential Punk rock band the Ramones. Johnny Ramone, who had been privately battling prostate cancer, died on September 15, 2004, in Los Angeles, California, almost exactly as the film was released. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
On the same day as Johnny's death, the world's first and only Ramones Museum opened its doors for the public.  Located in Berlin, Germany, the Ramones Museum Berlin features more than 300 original memorabilia items from the Ramones, including a pair of stage-worn jeans from Johnny Ramone, a stage-worn glove from Joey Ramone, Marky Ramone's sneakers and CJ Ramone's stage-worn bass strap. The Ramones were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove New York. 
In October 2007, a DVD was released containing live footage.  It's Alive 1974-1996 includes 118 songs from 33 performances over the span of the group's career. It's Alive 1974-1996 is a live DVD by the Ramones. It was released on October 2, 2007 by Rhino Records.
The Ramones always had a certain amount of tension, mainly between Joey and Johnny. The pair were highly politically antagonistic, Joey being a liberal and Johnny a conservative. Liberalism in the United States is a broad political and philosophical mindset favoring individual Liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty whether they come from Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined There was also tension caused by their very different personalities; Johnny was a military brat who lived by a code of self-discipline, while Joey struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD is a Chronic Anxiety disorder most commonly characterized by obsessive Distressing Intrusive thoughts It was Johnny who "stole" Joey's girlfriend Linda, whom he later married. Despite still playing in the same band, Joey and Johnny stopped talking to each other because of this.  It is believed the song "The KKK Took My Baby Away", written by Joey, alludes to this enmity. " The KKK Took My Baby Away " is a song written by Joey Ramone. Johnny did not call Joey before his death in 2001, but said in the documentary End of the Century that he was depressed for "the whole week" after the singer's death. Aside from Joey and Johnny's animosities, Dee Dee's constant addictions, relapses, and bipolar disorder had put significant strain on the band's interactions.  Furthermore, the methods of payment and exact positions in overall band image for later members were also matters of dispute. 
The Ramones' musical style was influenced by pop music that the band members grew up listening to in the 1950s and 1960s, such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Ronettes, The Rolling Stones as well as what are now known as proto-punk bands like The Stooges and the New York Dolls. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 The Kinks were an English pop and rock group formed in 1963 and categorised in the US as a British Invasion band The Ronettes were a Girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974 then reformed in 2003 For the self-titled debut album see New York Dolls (album The New York Dolls are an American Glam rock band formed in  They were considered leaders in the punk rock scene, although others considered them power pop or pop punk. Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. Pop punk (also known as punk pop and other names is a Fusion genre that combines elements of Punk rock with Pop music, to varying 
On stage, the band adopted a focused approach directly intended to increase the audience's concert experience. Johnny's instructions to C. J. when preparing for his first live performances with the group were to play facing the audience, to stand with the bass slung low between spread legs, and to walk forward to the front of stage at the same time as he did. Johnny Ramone was not a fan of guitarists who performed facing their drummer, amplifier or other band members. 
Due to a similar musical style, many bands were claimed to be "an answer to the Ramones" by critics in the late 1970s. There were the "English answer" (The Lurkers), the "Irish answer" (The Undertones), the "Canadian answer" (Teenage Head), and the "Mexican answer" (The Zeros). The Lurkers were a late 1970s English Punk rock group from Uxbridge, West London, notable for being the first group ever on Beggars The Undertones are a Northern Irish Punk rock / Power pop band formed in Derry in 1975 Teenage Head is a Canadian rock group from Hamilton Ontario and was one of the most popular Canadian Punk rock bands during the early 1980s The Zeros, aka "the Mexican Ramones" were an American Punk rock band formed in 1976 in Chula Vista California.
The Ramones' art and visual imagery complemented the themes of their music and performance. The band members adopted a uniform look of long hair, leather jackets, t-shirts, torn jeans, and sneakers. This fashion emphasized minimalism, which was a powerful influence on the New York punk scene of the 1970s and reflected the band's short, simple songs.  Tommy Ramone recalled that, both musically and visually, "we were influenced by comic books, movies, the Andy Warhol scene, and avant-garde films. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative For the song by David Bowie, see Andy Warhol (song. Andrew Warhola (August 6 1928 &ndash February 22 1987 known as Andy Warhol Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard I was a big Mad Magazine fan myself. Mad is a monthly American Humor Magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952 "
The band's logo was created by New York City artist Arturo Vega, a longtime friend who had allowed Joey and Dee Dee to move into his loft.  Vega produced the band's t-shirts, their main source of income, basing most of the images on a black-and-white self-portrait photograph he had taken of his American bald eagle belt buckle which had appeared on the back sleeve of the Ramones' first album. A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a Shirt which is pulled on over the head to cover most of a person's Torso. The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and A belt buckle is a Buckle, a Clasp for fastening two ends as of Straps or a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or  He was inspired to create the band's logo after a trip to Washington, D.C.:
"I saw them as the ultimate all-American band. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D To me, they reflected the American character in general–an almost childish innocent aggression. Then the first time I went to Washington, D. C. , I was impressed by the official atmosphere of the buildings and agencies and all the flags everywhere. I thought, 'The Great Seal of the President of the United States' would be perfect for the Ramones, with the eagle holding arrows–to symbolize strength and the aggression that would be used against whomever dares to attack us–and an olive branch, offered to those who want to be friendly. But we decided to change it a little bit. Instead of the olive branch, we had an apple tree branch, since the Ramones were American as apple pie. And since Johnny was such a baseball fanatic, we had the eagle hold a baseball bat instead of the [Great Seal]'s arrows. "
The scroll in the eagle's beak originally read "Look out below", but was later changed to "Hey, ho! Let's go!" after the opening lyrics of the band's first single "Blitzkrieg Bop", while the arrowheads on the shield came from a design on a polyester shirt Vega had bought. " Blitzkrieg Bop " is a song by Punk rock band the Ramones. An arrowhead is point of an Arrow, or a shape resembling such a point as Archaeological artifacts arrowheads are a subclass of Projectile points Polyester is a category of Polymers which contain the Ester Functional group in their main chain The name "Ramones" was spelled out in block capitals above the logo using plastic stick-on letters.  Where the presidential seal read "Seal of the President of the United States" clockwise in the border around the eagle, Vega instead placed the stage names of the four band members: Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy. Over the years the names in the border would change as the band's lineup fluctuated. Vega went on to serve as the band's lighting director and sold their merchandise. In 2003 he had the original logo tattooed across his back with his own nickname, "Arty", in place of Tommy. 
The Ramones' first British concert was held on July 4, 1976. The United States Bicentennial was celebrated on Sunday July 4, 1976, the 200th Anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence Prior to the performance, the band hung out with fans who turned out to be members of the Sex Pistols and The Clash. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were During the meeting Paul Simonon claimed The Clash had not played a show yet because they felt they were not good enough, to which Johnny Ramone responded, "We stink. Paul Gustave Simonon (born 15 December 1955 is an English musician best known as the Bass guitarist for Punk rock band The Clash. You don't have to be good, just get out there and play".  Later that day The Clash would play their first show.  Likewise another band who met with the Ramones that day, The Damned, played their first show two days later. The Damned are an English band formed in London in 1976 notable for being the first Punk rock band from England to release a single (" New Rose " an  Similarly, early Ramones concerts in California inspired early California punk groups like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, and Social Distortion. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The California punk scene is a regional Punk music scene that started in the late 1970s and still exists today Black Flag was a Hardcore punk band formed in 1977 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist Dead Kennedys was an American Hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. Bad Religion is an American Punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass Greg Graffin (vocals Brett Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American Punk rock band formed in 1978
Bands such as Screeching Weasel, The Vindictives, The Queers, The Huntingtons, The Mr. T Experience and the Beatnik Termites have all recorded covers of entire Ramones albums; including Ramones, Leave Home, Rocket to Russia, File Under Ramones, Road to Ruin, and Pleasant Dreams, respectively. Screeching Weasel was an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The Vindictives were a Chicago -based Punk rock underground group during the 1990s The Queers are an American Pop punk band formed in 1982 by Portsmouth New Hampshire native Joe King (A The Huntingtons were a punk band from Baltimore Maryland which formed in 1993-1994 in the Maryland/Delaware area by Cliff Powell (aka Cliffy Huntington Mike The Mr T Experience (sometimes abbreviated MTX) is an American Punk rock band formed in 1985 in Berkeley California and currently The Beatnik Termites are a Cleveland, Ohio Power pop band with a heavy Surf rock influence
The first Ramones tribute album by multiple bands was released in 1991 under the title Gabba Gabba Hey: A Tribute to the Ramones, featuring tracks recorded by such notable bands as L7, Mojo Nixon, and Bad Religion. Gabba Gabba Hey is the title of the first Ramones tribute album released in 1991 by Triple X records L7 (pronounced /ɛl ˈsɛvən/ was a band from Los Angeles that was active from 1985 to 2000 Mojo Nixon (born Neill Kirby McMillan Jr, August 2, 1957 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is an American musician Bad Religion is an American Punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass Greg Graffin (vocals Brett Many more tribute albums followed, We're a Happy Family being the most well-known, with artists such as Green Day, Kiss, Metallica, The Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, and Rob Zombie (who also did the album cover artwork). We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones is a Tribute album by various artists as a tribute to the Ramones. Green Day is an American rock trio Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. The Offspring (sometimes referred to simply as Offspring) are a popular and influential American Red Hot Chili Peppers are Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965) better known by his Stage name, Rob Zombie, is an American Musician
Metal musician Lemmy first met the Ramones in 1976. Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister, December 24 1945) also known as Lemmy Kilmister, Ian Willis or Lemmy von Motörhead His band Motörhead composed and performed the song "R. A. M. O. N. E. S" as a tribute, and Lemmy would perform at the final Ramones concert in 1996.  The band Bad Brains took its name from a Ramones song. Bad Brains are an American Hardcore punk band formed in Washington D Green Day members have gone as far as naming their children in honor of the band. Billie Joe Armstrong named his son Joey as tribute to Joey Ramone, and Tré Cool named his daughter Ramona for similar reasons. Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17 1972 in Oakland, California) is the lead vocalist, main Lyricist, Pianist and Tré Cool (born Frank Edwin Wright III, December 9 1972, in Frankfurt, Germany) is the Drummer of the Punk rock 
The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of the Ramones, from the group's inception in 1974 until their break-up in 1996.
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