Johnny Ramone

Guitarist Johnny Ramone

Profession: Guitarist

United States of America

Biography: Lead guitarist and songwriter for influential American punk band the Ramones.

Ramone was one of the founding members of the band in Queens, New York in 1974. Band members all took the surname Ramone and weren't related.

The band played together for 22 years before disbanding in 1996. Now regarded as one of the all-time greats, the Ramones are the recipients of a Lifetime Grammy award and have also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Born: October 8, 1948
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 15, 2004 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Historical Events

  • 1974-08-16 American punk rock band "The Ramones" concert debut at CBGB's in New York City
  • 1979-08-24 Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" directed by Allan Arkush and featuring the Ramones, premieres in NYC (released throughout the US 20 days later)
  • 1996-08-06 American punk rock band "The Ramones" perform for the last time, at the Palace in Hollywood, California
  • 2002-03-18 17th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Isaac Hayes; Brenda Lee; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Gene Pitney; Ramones; Talking Heads; Chet Atkins; and Jim Stewart

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