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Ramones were one of the most influential bands to come out of New York City’s growing punk scene in the mid-’70s. Thing is, they never really considered themselves punks; their main influences were garage rock, girl groups and AM radio hits of the ’60s. They loved surf music and songs that clocked in at less than two and a half minutes. And even though they never sold a ton of records, they influenced generations of rock ‘n’ roll kids who heard them. Sadly, the group’s four original members (Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy) have all died. But their legacy remains in three-chord guitar music played by indie, rock and metal bands.

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Ramones, ‘Rockaway Beach’ vs. Mungo Jerry, ‘In the Summertime’: Greatest Summer Song Battle

Ramones' 'Rockaway Beach' faces off against Mungo Jerry's 'In the Summertime' in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle.

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Radioactive/Chrysalis

20 Years Ago: The Ramones Bid Their Fans ‘Adios Amigos!’

The Ramones' last album, 'Adios Amigos!' was released on July 18, 1995.

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MVD Entertainment

Watch the Ramones Tear Through Their First European TV Appearance: Exclusive Preview

Fans will soon get to see the Ramones in all their primal glory on a new vinyl and DVD set that includes their first-ever European TV performance.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

41 Years Ago: The Ramones Play Their First Show

When the Ramones’ eponymous first album was released in April 1976, it was so fresh and immediate that it was almost hard to believe that they had already been kicking around New York for about two years.

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Kellie Warren / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

David Coverdale and Marky Ramone to Guest on ‘That Metal Show’

The next episode of 'That Metal Show' will feature guest appearances by David Coverdale and Marky Ramone, along with hip-hop star Daryl "DMC" McDaniels and others.

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Watch Marky Ramone Play Ramones ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

Every rock legend has to deal with a whole bunch of stories that everyone passes around even though they might not actually be true.

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YouTube

Marky Ramone Knows What to Do When Someone Holds Up Their Phone at a Concert

We knew Marky Ramone could keep the beat, but we never suspected he might also be an inventor.

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Michael Loccisano / Scott Gries / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Ace Frehley, Mark Farner and Marky Ramone to Guest on New Season of ‘That Metal Show’

The classic rock contingent will be well represented during Season 14 of That Metal Show.

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Sire

35 Years Ago: The Ramones Take a Fascinating Side Trip With ‘End of the Century’

There were still two decades to go when the Ramones preemptively declared the ‘End of the Century’ with their fifth studio album.

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Billy Idol, Duff McKagan + More Pay Tribute To Johnny Ramone

The annual Johnny Ramone tribute concert took place in Los Angeles on Aug. 24.

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