The Ramones

The Ramones


1/21/1974, Forest Hills, Queens, New York

Birth Name


out of 10
User Rating
9 votes


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…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2003 Johnny was named the #16th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

    • On September 15, 2004, he died in his Los Angeles home after a five year battle with prostate cancer.

    • Joey Ramone died of lymphoma at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001.

    • The Ramones were ranked #26 on Rolling Stone magazine's The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

    • The Ramones's two albums 1976's The Ramones was ranked #33 and 1977's Rocket to Russia was ranked #105 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    • The Ramones's hit "I Wanna Be Sedated" was ranked #75 on VH1's 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years.

    • The Ramones's 1976 album The Ramones was ranked #54 on VH1's 100 Greatest Albums.

    • The Ramones's hit "I Wanna Be Sedated" was ranked #71 on Rolling Stone magazine & MTV's 100 Greatest Pop Songs.

    • The Ramones were ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

    • The Ramones's music video "Psycho Therapy" was ranked #74 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 100 Top Music Videos.

    • Members of the Ramones:
      Joey Ramone - vocals (1974-'96)
      Dee Dee Ramone - bass (1974-'89)
      Johnny Ramone - guitar (1974-'96)
      Tommy Ramone - drums (1974-'78)
      C.J. Ramone - bass (1989-'96)
      Richie Ramone - drums (1983-'87)
      Marky Ramone - drums (1978-'83, 1987-'96)
      Elvis Ramone - drums (only two shows in 1987)

    • They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

    • Joey and Johnny Ramone are the only members to have never been replaced.

    • Three of the original band members--Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone--died of various things a few years after the breakup.

    • The Ramones are often referred to as the "Godfathers of Punk".

    • The Ramones are #17 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.

    • The Ramones were in the 1979 motion picture Rock 'n' Roll High School, directed by Allan Arkush. The Ramones were featured prominently in this film about high school student Riff Randle (played by P.J. Soles) and her quest to get tickets to an upcoming Ramones show. Rock 'n' Roll High School is available on videocassette and laser disc, and the soundtrack is still available on compact disc.

    • The bass player of the band, Douglas Colvin (aka. DeeDee Ramone) died of an apparent overdose on June 6th, 2002.

    • Ramones tracks featured in: SLC Punk!, School of Rock, Private Parts, The Royal Tenenbaums, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, 'Tony Hawk's Pro-Skater 3' Game and more.

  • Quotes

  • The Legends in Punk-Rock.

    If you listen to punk-rock, you should include The Ramones in your collection. This band is definetly the best there was. They made legendary songs like, "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Rock'n'Roll High School, the infamous song "53rd and 3rd", and other many greats. They had a movie named "Rock'n'Roll" High School, which they were playing themselves. This band is simply, The Best.