Johnny Ramone

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Birthday
8, 1948
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
Sep 15, 2004 (55)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1948
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Death Date
Sep 15, 2004 (55)

About

Highly acclaimed lead guitarist and founding member of the influential punk band The Ramones.

Before Fame

He joined his first band, Tangerine Puppets, as a teen.

Trivia

He was named one of the 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players by Time in 2003. He frequently made Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Family Life

His father was a strict, demanding, unpleasing disciplinarian who contributed to his early years of delinquency. He was married to Linda Cummings from 1984 until his death in 2004.

Associated With

He shared the stage with Joey Ramone from the 1970s until the band split up in 1996 after touring with the Lollapalooza music festival.