Ramones Biography - Oh jean records

When it comes to music, you might be familiar with the band named Ramones. These four guys formed in 1976, just after their debut album and single were released.

After this, the band gained colossal fame, and it was the most popular band in America.

Who doesn't know the name of Ramones? They are the most famous band of the 80s and the 90s. They are not just the bands, they are one of the leading bands of that decade. They are the first band to play their music in the punk genre.

In 1974, when they started the band, Joey and Dee Dee were the two founders of the band. They had just turned 12 years old. At the same time, Joey and Dee Dee met Tommy, who was 13 years old.

More so, in 1975, they moved to New York City in hopes of pursuing careers. The first album, named "Ramones," was released in 1976, but the band didn't get success at the time. So, in 1977, the band signed a contract with Sire Records.

The Ramones were a punk rock band. It started as a Brooklyn, New York, group in 1976, founded by singer/guitarist Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone, and drummer Tommy Ramone, who had all worked together previously as members of the band Blondie. 

However, the group disbanded in 1981, after Joey left the band for a brief period to be replaced by Johnny Ramone.

As a group, Rocket To Russia released its debut album in June 1976. Likewise, Leave Home came out in December of that year. 

Further, their first international hit was the song "Blitzkrieg Bop," from their eponymous second album. In 1978, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy formed the short-lived band The Dead Boys.

The band performed the first live concert in Long Beach Arena on June 1st, 1979. At the concert, a large crowd was present. In 1981, the album titled "Rocket to Russia" was released by the label Sire Records.

In late 1979, Joey joined his brother, John, and his band, The Heartbreakers, in Los Angeles to record what would become the first of their two studio albums, Road To Ruin. 

Also, a live version of "I Wanna Be Sedated" came out as a single.


Their final album, Adios Amigos, was recorded in 1980, and although it generally received negative reviews from critics, the band sold well. A new live version of "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" became their last single.

In 1983, the band released its second studio album, which included six songs. In 1984, the band released "End of the Century," their third studio album, which contained four songs.

In addition, in 1985, the band released a live album called "Live at the Paramount." Finally, in 1987, the band released its fourth album, "Road to Ruin."

Tommy died of a heroin overdose in 1984. In 1991, a collection of early Ramones songs, the Ramones Box, was released.

After that, Joey and Dee Dee recorded four solo albums between 1988 and 1996. Then, in 1999, Joey rejoined his former bandmates to play several reunion shows, including a full performance at the annual "Bombers Ball." 

Besides this, their next album, ¡Adios World!, was released in 2002. In 2003, the original members of the Ramones announced that they were planning to tour and perform again, beginning with a show in Italy. Unfortunately, they did not perform any concerts in 2004.

Dee Dee died of a heart attack in May 2010. In August 2011, Joey confirmed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

As well, all the albums that they released were very successful. They won many awards for their albums. In the category of Best Rock Performance, they received a Grammy nomination. In addition, they received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

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Lastly, it is a fact that the band is the most fantastic punk rock group. They are the founders of this music style and have created a new concept of music. In addition, the band has earned a place in the top ten all-time list of the best bands of all time.