The Ramones are not an oldies group, they are not a glitter group, they don't play boogie music and they don't play blues. The Ramones are an original Rock and Roll group of 1975, and their songs are brief, to the point and every one a potential hit single.
The quartette consists of Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone. Johnny, the guitarist, plays with such force that his sound has been compared to a hundred howitzers going off. Joey, the lead singer, is an arch villain whose lanky frame stands threatening center stage. Dee Dee is Bass guitar and the acknowledged handsome one of the group, and Tommy is the drummer whose pulsating playing launches the throbbing sound of the band.
The Ramones all originate from Forest Hills and kids who grew up there either became musicians, degenerates or dentists. The Ramones are a little of each. Their sound is not unlike a fast drill on a rear molar.
Band Bio by Tommy Ramone 1975
|1949-01-29 Sat||Born||Tamás Erdélyi aka Tommy Ramone||36-38 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky, Budapest, Ungarn|
|1974-01-28 Mon||Band||Gründung der Band “The Ramones”||New York City|
|1977-01-10 Mon||Release||LP ´Leave Home`|
|1995-01-01 Sun||Event||Divorce Vera Boldis and Dee Dee||Month-Day unknown|
|2005-01-14 Fri||Event||Johnny Ramone Statue Unveiling by Linda Ramone. Statue created by Artist Wayne Toth.||Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Ageles|
|2007-01-27 Sat||Died||Charlotte Lesher (Mother of Joey Ramone)||80 years, Heart attack, Rego Park, Queens|
|2005-01-14 Fri||Event||Johnny Ramone Monument||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|The Gilligans||highenddenimrecords.bandcamp.com/…||Tribute-Band, Brazil||2021-04-17|
|His Brother’s Keeper: A Ramones Tour of Queens||nytimes.com/…||Memorial||2020-08-27|
|Queens Museum Brings The Ramones Home||gothamist.com/…||Memorial||2020-08-27|
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