The best punk band that ever lived, one I would sell my soul to see live, but can't, because the lead singer (Joey Ramone) died. they were incepted in 1974 and gave their final concert in 1996.
Members of the band; Joey (vocals), Johnny (guitar), Dee Dee (lyrics, bass) Tommy (drums), Marky (drums after Tommy left) and CJ.
The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, but Joey did not live to see this--he died of lymphatic cancer on April 15, 2002.
the Ramones were inducted a year later, and 2 months after the ceremony Dee Dee died, on June the 5th.
Some songs include Teenage Lobotomy, Pinhead, The KKK Took My Baby Away, Rock and Roll High School, and others.
See www.ramones.com for more info on band members, discography, etc.
the Corner of Bowery and 2nd Street in NYC was recently names "Joey Ramone Place" in honor of the great man.
They are the founding fathers of today's punk culture, and they added numerous dimensions to the world of punk of today. If you are a poser you only pretend to like the Ramones because other people do.
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