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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.

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

40 Years Ago: Ramones Release Their 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

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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Radioactive/Chrysalis

How the Ramones Bid Their Fans Farewell With ‘Adios Amigos!’

Unfortunately, by this point the Ramones were little more than a shell of a band, both creatively and personally.

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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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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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