Knowledge Identifier: &Ramones



American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974 add

Category: Music

Founded in 1972.

Countries: United States (52%), United Kingdom (18%), (6%)

Main connections: Joey Ramone, Punk rock, Johnny Ramone

Linked to: Billboard, Green Day, Metallica, Sex Pistols




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That October saw the release of a DVD set containing concert footage of the band: "It's Alive 1974-1996" includes 118 songs from 33 performances over the span of the group's career add something


The Ramones began taking shape in early 1974, when Cummings and Colvin invited Hyman to join them in a band add something


The "'Ramones"' were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974 add something


The Ramones played before an audience for the first time on March 30, 1974, at Performance Studios add something


Rock music - By late 1976, acts such as the Ramones and Patti Smith, in New York City, and the Sex Pistols and The Clash, in London, were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement


Punk rock - By late 1976, bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned in London, and Television, Patti Smith, and the Ramones in New York City were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement


Punk rock - The cover of the Ramones' 1976 debut album, featuring a shot of the band by "Punk" photographer Roberta Bayley, set forth the basic elements of a style that was soon widely emulated by rock musicians both punk and nonpunk


The Ramones recorded their debut album, "Ramones", in April 1976 add something


It wasn't until they made a brief tour of England that they began to see the fruits of their labor; a performance at The Roundhouse in London on July 4, 1976 , organized by Linda Stein, was a resounding success add something


The Ramones' first British concert, at London's Roundhouse concert hall, was held on July 4, 1976, the United States Bicentennial add something


Their next two albums, "Leave Home" and "Rocket to Russia", were released in 1977 add something


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 add something


Tommy, tired of touring, left the band in early 1978 add something


Punk rock - As described by Dave Laing, "The model for self-proclaimed punk after 1978 derived from the Ramones via the eight-to-the-bar rhythms most characteristic of The Vibrators and Clash


After the band's movie debut in Roger Corman's "Rock 'n' Roll High School" , renowned producer Phil Spector became interested in the Ramones and produced their 1980 album "End of the Century" add something


In 1979, the band played at McKenna Hall on the Claremont Men's College campus in Claremont, California add something


Matt Moffitt - In mid 1979, Moffitt formed Matt Finish, They developed a reputation for high-quality song-writing and passionate, high energy performances, playing thousands of live shows to more than a million people including national tours with U2, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Ramones, Split Enz, XTC, Cold Chisel, Brian Ferry and The B-52's


In the 1980s, the band sometimes veered into hardcore punk territory, as can be heard on "Too Tough to Die" add something


In the early 1980s, Johnny "stole" Joey's girlfriend Linda, whom he later married add something


Phil Spector - Spector produced the much-publicized Ramones album, "End of the Century" in 1980


"Pleasant Dreams", the band's sixth album, was released in 1981 add something


Shonen Knife, an all-woman trio band from Osaka, Japan, was formed in 1982 as a direct result of founder-lead singer-guitarist Naoko Yamano's instant infatuation with the music of the Ramones add something


"Subterranean Jungle", produced by Ritchie Cordell and Glen Kolotkin, was released in 1983 add something


The first album the Ramones recorded with Richie was "Too Tough to Die" in 1984, with Tommy Erdelyi and Ed Stasium returning as producers add something


The band's main release of 1985 was the British single "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg"; though it was available in the United States only as an import, it was played widely on American college radio add something


Richie left in August 1987, upset that after being in the band for four years, the other members would still not give him a share of the money they made selling T-shirts add something


Courtney Love - She had a part in the 1988 Ramones music video for "I Wanna Be Sedated", appearing as a bride among dozens of party guests


Wendy O. Williams - She performed "Masterplan" one final time with Richie Stotts, when Richie's band opened for the Ramones on New Year's Eve, 1988


Dee Dee left the band as they began recording their eleventh studio album, 1989's "Brain Drain"; the bass parts were done by Daniel Rey and the Dictators' Andy Shernoff; co-produced by Beauvoir, Rey, and Bill Laswell add something


Their first album for the label was 1992's "Mondo Bizarro", which reunited them with producer Ed Stasium add something


In 1993 the Ramones were featured in the animated television series "The Simpsons", providing music and voices for animated versions of themselves in the episode "Rosebud" add something


Joey, who had been diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, died of the illness on April 15, 2001, in New York add something


The band spent late 1995 on what was promoted as a farewell tour add something


In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded add something


The members of Motörhead later composed the song "R.A.M.O.N.E.S." as a tribute, and Lemmy performed at the final Ramones concert in 1996 add something


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Punk rock band the Ramones played this song as the opening for their live album "Loco Live" as well as in concerts until their disbandment in 1996


After the Lollapalooza tour's conclusion, the Ramones played their final show on August 6, 1996, at the Palace in Hollywood add something


Eddie Vedder - Vedder made a guest appearance at the Ramones' last show on August 6, 1996 at the Palace in Hollywood


In 1997, Marky and Joey got into a fight about their respective drinking habits on the Howard Stern radio show add something


C. J. Ramone - They released a few singles before releasing their only album in 1997, which was worked on by Ramones' producer Daniel Rey


On July 20, 1999, Dee Dee, Johnny, Joey, Tommy, Marky, and C.J. appeared together at the Virgin Megastore in New York City for an autograph signing add something


In 2001, Dee Dee made a guest appearance on one track of "Ramones Maniacs", a multi-artist cover of the entire "Ramones Mania" compilation album add something


Johnny did not call Joey before the latter's death in 2001, but said in the documentary "End of the Century" that he was depressed for "the whole week" after the singer died add something


Writing for Slate in 2001, Douglas Wolk described the Ramones as "easily the most influential group of the last 30 years add something


Joey Ramone - In 2001, when Joey Ramone died, the Ramones were named as inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, prior to the actual ceremony held early the following year


Johnny Thunders - This One's For Johnny" in 2001, a tribute record which includes bands as Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nikki Sudden or Atom Rhumba


In 2002, the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which specifically named Dee Dee, Johnny, Joey, Tommy, and Marky add something


In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by "Spin" magazine, trailing only The Beatles add something


Joey Ramone - In 2002, the Ramones were voted the second greatest rock and roll band ever in "Spin", trailing only The Beatles


Joey Ramone - In addition, surviving Ramones Tommy, CJ and Marky and Daniel Rey came together in 2002 to record Jed Davis's Joey Ramone tribute, "The Bowery Electric"


The ceremony was one of Dee Dee's last public appearances; on June 5, 2002, two months later, he was found at his Hollywood home, dead from a heroin overdose add something


Robert Coppola Schwartzman - They were selected by Schwartzman's friend, Johnny Ramone, for the Ramones tribute album entitled We're A Happy Family, which was released in early 2003


On November 30, 2003, New York City unveiled a sign designating East 2nd Street at the corner of Bowery as Joey Ramone Place add something


Johnny, who had been privately battling prostate cancer, died on September 15, 2004, in Los Angeles, shortly after the film's release add something


The Ramones were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007 add something


Jesse Malin - Malin released a covers album on 7 April 2008 entitled "On Your Sleeve", containing covers of songs by, among others, The Ramones, Sam Cooke, Neil Young and The Hold Steady, as well as a studio recording of a long-time live favourite, Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'


Thurston Moore - On September 24, 2008, Pitchfork Media reported that Thurston was working on a song with former Be Your Own Pet vocalist Jemina Pearl, a cover of the Ramones song "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker


Michale Graves - The band covers vintage Ramones songs live, and in 2010 recorded a cover of a Graves original song called "When We Were Angels", Originally featured on Illusions


In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award add something


Etsuko Nakanishi - In 2011, Shonen Knife celebrated their 30th anniversary and released " Osaka & Ramones - Tribute to The Ramones", the album was recorded between Osaka, Japan and Buffalo, NY and co-produced by Robby Takac of the American rock band The Goo Goo Dolls


In February 2011, the group was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award add something


George Beverly Shea - On 12 February 2011 Shea received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award alongside Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton and the Ramones at a ceremony held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles , California


In 2012, to observe the band's 30th anniversary, Shonen Knife released "Osaka Ramones", which featured thirteen Ramones songs covered by the band add something


London May - May sat in with Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, performing favorite tunes from the pioneering punk band's repertoire during a concert in Long Beach, CA in Spring 2012


Frank Vincent - In 2013, he starred in the hit IDW Publishing comic series "Killogy" created by Life of Agony's Alan Robert as the character Sally Sno Cones alongside Marky Ramone of The Ramones


The final original member, Tommy Ramone, died on 11 July 2014 after a battle with bile duct cancer add something


Original bassist Ritchie Ramone , who played bass at a few early rehearsals while Dee Dee performed lead vocals and rhythm guitar, died in February 2015 add something


Ian Fowles - In June 2015, Fowles and Aquabats drummer Richard Falomir played in former & Ramones bassist C. J. Ramones band for a East Coast tour with Shonen Knife


On October 30th 2016, the RAMONES WAY was unveiled at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in front of the main entrance of Forest Hills High School in the borough of Queens add something


On October 30, 2016, the RAMONES WAY was unveiled at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in front of the main entrance of Forest Hills High School in the borough of Queens add something


Aaron Stingray of the Anderson Stingrays released Songs in the Key of Joey in 2018 with his side project The Brooklyn Apostles add something


Joey Ramone - In 2018, Aaron Stingray and the Brooklyn Apostles released an EP of Ramones songs called "Songs in the Key of Joey"