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Johnny Ramone

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John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was a guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the band’s entire career.
In 2003, he appeared as #16 on the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list in Rolling Stone and on Time’s “10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players.

On September 15, 2004, Johnny Ramone died in his Los Angeles home at age 55 after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. Many of his friends and musical contemporaries came to pay their respects. After his death, his remains were cremated. A cenotaph was built in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, near the gravesite of former bandmate Dee Dee Ramone, who died of a heroin overdose in 2002.

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