Ramones Biography

The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement in both the United States and United Kingdom.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. By 2014, all of the band's original four members – lead singer Joey Ramone (1951-2001), guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948-2004), bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1952-2002) and drummer Tommy Ramone (1949-2014) – had died.

Recognition of the band's importance built over the years, and they are now mentioned in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002 the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only the Beatles. On 18 March 2002, the Ramones – the original four and Tommy's replacement on drums, Marky Ramone – were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein pay tribute to Tommy Ramone

Stein describes the drummer as an "amazing asset" to The Ramones

  • Jul 19, 2014

Music world reacts to death of The Ramones' Tommy Ramone

Bands including The Cribs plus Carrie Brownstein, Gerard Way and Billy Bragg pay tribute to late drummer

  • Jul 12, 2014

Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone dies, aged 65

Last living member of The Ramones died yesterday (July 11)

  • Jul 12, 2014

Johnny Depp attends Johnny Ramone tribute event in LA

The Hollywood star take part in a Q&A for cult film 'Cry-Baby' during the evening

  • Aug 19, 2013

Ramones artistic director Arturo Vega dies, aged 65

Vega designed the band's famous crest and apparently attended all but two of their 2,263 gigs

  • Jun 10, 2013

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Ramones Reviews

Joey Ramone : Don't Worry About Me

Joey Ramone : Don't Worry About Me

Last musical testament of Ramones singer...

  • Feb 8, 2002

Ramones : Ramones / Leave Home / Rocket To Russia / Road To Ruin

Four reissues from the original NYC punk kings

  • Jun 19, 2001

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