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40 Years Ago: The Ramones Play Their First Show

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The Ramones played to a handful of friends at their rehearsal space on March 30, 1974.

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25 Years Ago: The Ramones Release ‘Brain Drain’

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The Ramones put out 'Brain Drain' on March 23, 1989.

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10 Years Ago: Joey Ramone Gets a Street Named After Him in NYC

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The Ramones are about as synonymous with New York City as the Statue Of Liberty, so it was very fitting that the heart and soul of the band got a street named after him. Joey Ramone passed away in 2001 after a battle with cancer, b

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Ramones Artist Arturo Vega Dies At Age 65

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The man behind the iconic Ramones logo, artist Arturo Vega, has died. He was 65 years old.

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35 Years Ago: Ramones Release ‘Rocket to Russia’

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Released thirty-five years ago, 'Rocket to Russia' was to have been the Ramones big breakthrough -- the album to put them on the radio, in the charts and in the hearts of rock and rollers everywhere! As we all know ... that never happened. Despite the random attempts over the years to re-write rock and roll history via 'rockumentaries,' the truth is, most of America couldn't have cared less about the Ramones. 1977 was all about Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and so on. Most U.S. teens were simply not interested in the propulsive three-minute blasts of energy dished out at sonic speed by four misfits from NYC.

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Dee Dee Ramone – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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The Ramones influence on future punk rock generations will surely never ebb. At the forefront of that movement was Dee Dee Ramone -- the bassist, songwriter and founding member of the group. This coming Sept. 18, Ramone would have been 61.

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Mohawked Robot Plays Ramones Song on Drums

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If you're the drummer in a Ramones tribute band, watch out -- this robot's coming for your job. Check out this four-armed, mohawked machine as it sets the pace on the band's 1976 anthem 'Blitzkreig Bop.'

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Ramones Classic Covered by Cee Lo Green for ‘Thursday Night Football’

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If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, then we suppose Cee Lo Green has just paid the Ramones a compliment of sorts.

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John Lennon, Blondie, Ramones Photographs Published in Bob Gruen’s New Book ‘Rock Seen’

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Rob Loud, Getty Images

John Lennon, Blondie and the Ramones share a common thread with legendary photographer Bob Gruen: New York City. Gruen has been synonymous with rock 'n' roll for over 40 years and though he's internationally renowned, he's spent a great deal of his career capturing the sights and sounds of NYC with his camera.

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Tommy Ramone Says it Took the World 30 Years to Catch Up to the First Ramones Album

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The only living original member of the Ramones, drummer/producer Tommy Ramone, says that even now, 35 years after the release of the band's trail-blazing debut album, there isn't a day that passes during which he doesn't think about his time spent with Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee.

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