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Queens, New York, United States (1974 – 1996)

The Ramones were a band that formed in Queens, New York, United States, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname “Ramone”, though none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. By a little more than eight years after the breakup, the band’s three founding members—lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone—had died.

Their only record with enough U.S. sales to be certified gold was the compilation album Ramones Mania. However, recognition of the band’s importance built over the years, and they are now cited in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone list of the 50 Greatest Artists of All Time and VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only The Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the Ramones—including the three founders and drummers Marky and Tommy Ramone—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Formation: 1974–1975
Forest Hills High School, attended by the four original members of the Ramones

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  • nopuppet

    joey, you are still no. 1, never forgotten, i raise my cup on you tonight!!!

    17 Apr 7:26pm Reply
  • theoneofshadows

    JOEY RAMONE FOREVER. RIP. 13 YEARS.

    16 Apr 2:38am Reply
  • RainbowOverdose

    bonita camisa

    10 Apr 3:36am Reply
  • MedusaNoNidiot

    "i wannawannawannawanna yeaaa!"

    29 Mar 6:08am Reply
  • Lucio-_-Mauro

    Jaqueta legal.

    27 Mar 7:26am Reply
  • JhosyRamona

    Maior banda.

    20 Mar 6:36am Reply
  • Aerson

    Like the Ramones? so check that https://soundcloud.com/intrusivos/sets/2014-punk-rock-at-os-chifres

    18 Mar 10:55pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    I'm doing the CRETIN HOP while listening to BLITZKRIEG BOP

    15 Mar 12:50pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Blitzkrieg Bop is clearly a deep social commentary. Nah just kidding, it's about fucking in the car after a show.

    12 Mar 7:54pm Reply
  • rok2slayr

    Xarymandias Sheena is a Punk Rocker, Planet Earth 1988, Pet Sematary, Poison Heart. They all sound different. Ramones had various eras where they did different things.

    8 Mar 5:06pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    эта группа - бельмо на глазу для всех тех, кто видит в панке гребаный "протест". [3]

    6 Mar 12:12am Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    UUUH UH UHH LITTLE RAMONA [2]

    3 Mar 6:02am Reply
  • Xarymandias

    literally every song sounds the exact same

    1 Mar 10:19pm Reply
  • trendynigga

    Now I wanna sniff some glue!

    11 Feb 12:09am Reply
  • Niizuma_Eiji

    Попытка переиграть в панке классических Бич Бойз, и ведь вполне удалось. Заодно эта группа - бельмо на глазу для всех тех, кто видит в панке гребаный "протест". [2]

    10 Feb 3:48pm Reply
  • Toddcraft

    Can you imagine how much better the world would be if kids today listened to the Ramones instead of rap/hip-hop/american idol bullshit?

    7 Feb 2:14am Reply
  • poxavidamicael

    Melhor banda da historia

    6 Feb 11:30pm Reply
  • ThahLvne

    UUUH UH UHH LITTLE RAMONA

    3 Feb 3:43am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    попытка переиграть в панке классических бич бойз, и ведь вполне удалось. заодно эта группа - бельмо на глазу для всех тех, кто видит в панке гребаный "протест".

    25 Jan 12:25pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Yeah Yeah She's The One

    22 Jan 5:35pm Reply
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