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The Ramones

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.

Danny Fields, Rhino Records
Danny Fields, Rhino Records

Listen to the Ramones’ Unreleased Demo of ‘Swallow My Pride': Exclusive Premiere

The Ramones' "Swallow My Pride" became the lone Top 40 U.K. hit from 1977's 'Leave Home.'

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Funko

Jimi Hendrix and Joey Ramone Are Getting Their Own Funko Pop!s

Two more classic rockers are being turned into Funko Pop! figures.

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Ramones Albums Ranked Worst to Best

The Ramones' legend was pretty much built on the four albums they fired off during their first two years.

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20 Years Ago: The Ramones Play Their Last Show

The Ramones played their 2,263rd and final concert in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1996.

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Sire Records
Sire Records

Ramones’ Debut to Receive Deluxe 40th Anniversary Reissue

The Ramones' landmark 1976 debut will return to stores later this year with a remastered and expanded edition issued in honor of the album's 40th anniversary.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Story of the Ramones’ Influential Debut Album

The Ramones sounded like everybody and nobody else.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Day the Ramones Played 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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Sire
Sire

How the Ramones Took 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 on their fifth album.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’

The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.

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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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