The Ramones were created in 1974, with all band members taking the surname Ramone. The original Ramones line-up were: vocalist Joey , guitarist Johnny, bassist Dee Dee and drummer Tommy. Famous for short, fast and loud rock songs like “Beat on the Brat” and “I Wanna Be Sedated,” The Ramones were arguably the first punk band of the 1970s. They performed in New York City nightclubs along with other legendary bands such as Blondie, The Talking Heads and Television, and were among the first to get a record contract.
The band’s legendary debut album, released in 1976, is considered thee classic of the punk genre and has set the standard of simple songs delivered with raw energy. Although The Ramones never achieved mainstream financial success, they released 21 live and studio albums, and had a devoted fan base around the world as well as influencing countless bands. Ironically after all original members past away, the bands success and admiration grew to be one of the most influential in musical history which it still has today.