A punk rock band that hailed in the 1970's and early 80's. The band members were the following:

-Joey Ramones (R.I.P. 2001)
-Johnny Ramone (R.I.P. 2004)
-Dee Dee Ramones (R.I.P. 2002.....you stupid bastard)
-Tommy Ramone

following members were:

-Marky Ramone
-CJ Ramone
-Elvis Ramone (wtf)
-Richie Ramone

The first Ramones album (self-titled) is one of the most famous punk albums ever made. This album contained their biggest hit, Blitzkrieg Bop, and changed the punk sound forever.

Though the Ramones were a very wonderful band, they tried to reach commercialism in the middle of their career, starting around the albums "End of the Century" and "Subterranean Jungle". They were not very successful and many fans were lost. The Ramones, however, were always great in their own way, even if all of them were borderline psychotic and drank too much.

The Ramones split in 1996 and went and did their own thing. Joey Ramone made a new album entitled "Don't Worry About Me" which contains his own version of "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

Joey died of lymphatic cancer in 2001, Dee Dee died of a heroin overdose like an idiot in 2002, and Johnny died in 2004 of prostate cancer.

Though the main three members are gone, their music will always live on and influence following generations.
I don't know about you guys, but the Ramones beat Blink 182's ass big-time. I DON'T WANNA GO DOWN TO THE BASEMENT!!! <:O
by Punkerkeeg57 November 04, 2008
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My favorite band of all time. People criticize them and say they aren't punk, but isn't punk about not adhering to an image anyway? The Ramones had songs that were fun to sing along to and were probably the first and last perfect US punk band. No one will ever be like them.
Gabba gabba hey!
by Carrot May 07, 2004
another amazing punk band that helped create the whole punk genre of music. and are not sell-outs.
Have great songs, such as I wanna be sedated and Don't wanna grow up
by individualanarchist December 22, 2003
Probably the best punk rock band EVER. The Ramones is considered the first punk rock band in the 70s.

The band first started on Queens, New York in the 1974. It consist of 4 band member named Joey Ramone (Vocalist), Johnny Ramone (Guitarist), DeeDee Ramone (Bassist) and Tommy Ramone (Drummer). All of the group's members adopted the last name "Ramone". Just a few years later, Joey Ramone passed away on April 15, 2001, at age 49, the victim of lymphoma. Little more than a year later, Dee Dee Ramone was found dead in his home in Los Angeles on June 5, 2002. RIP
Long live "The Ramones".
by Teets August 13, 2004
the godfathers of punk
the ramones kick ass
by Anonymous May 30, 2003
the single band responsible for keeping rock and roll alive throughout the 70's and 80's. they are often thought of as a punk rock band, but not on the same "punk" standards we use in modern times. their songs involve (usually) upbeat tempos and catchy tunes. in short, The Ramones may have been the single best "punk"/rock band ever.
D-U-M-B, Everyone's accusing me!

Winter turns to summer
Sadness turns to fun
Keep your faith, baby
You broke the rules and won
by One_Man_Down January 19, 2004
one of the first punk bands ever, often considered to be the creators of punk
kkk took my baby away
fifth street fuck (often called blitzkrieg bob)
i want to be sedated
by monkey fucker August 31, 2003
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