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Marky Ramone

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Marc Bell (better known as Marky Ramone, born July 15 1956, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. He is perhaps best known for being the drummer for the highly influential punk rock group Ramones.

Marc Bell started playing drums when he was 16, with his band Dust. He recorded two albums with the band.” From a Dry Camel” one of the songs off their first album. Was listed in the top ten metal songs of all time. In the first edition of the Heavy Metal Almanac.The two albums made the charts in America.

Before getting into the punk scene in the early 1970s, He played drums with Jayne County’s Back Street Boys (Not to be confused with the Backstreet Boys) And Richard Hell and the Voidoids. After two years with the latter, Bell left in pursuit of a new band. About that time, Tommy Ramone decided to quit the Ramones in 1978 to concentrate on producing the band.
After being asked by Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone to join, he accepted, and Marc Bell became Marky Ramone, being the only living member of the bands longest line up. He’s on such classics as, I Wanna Be Sedated, Rock”n”Roll high School, Rock”n”Roll Radio, The Blank Generation, The kkk Took My Baby Away, Pet Cemetary, to name a few.

Marky Ramone, Played approximatley 1700 shows, & recorded 10 studio albums, with the other Ramones.He’s also on 3 live albums.

Marky also played drums on the Phil Spector produced,” End of the Century “album. Which is the Ramones largest selling album to date, Not including compilations of greatest hits.

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