Guitarist Johnny Ramone (the Ramones)
Guitarist ~ Singer
birth name: John Cummings

Johnny Ramone

October 8, 1948, Long Island, NY ~ September 15, 2004, Los Angeles, CA

Along with the Stooges' Ron Asheton and James Williamson, the New York Dolls' Johnny Thunders, and the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones, the Ramones' Johnny Ramone was one of punk rock's first guitar heroes and remains one of the most influential guitarists of the genre. ~ Allmusic: Johnny Ramone ~ retrieved October 7, 2013 © Allmusic

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Johnny Ramone ~ Ranked #8 SPIN 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012 ~ By only playing the downstrokes, Johnny Ramone was working twice as hard as your favorite guitarist. Ultimately it was the loudest, fastest, ugliest sound around in 1976, a motor-rev that zoomed like a jet engine but felt like bubblegum. ~ 2012 © SPIN

The Ramones

A group of “brothers” from Forest Hills, Queens, the Ramones helped invent punk rock by mastering a simple but extremely effective sound - a combination of speedy grooves, sing-along tunes and deadpan lyrics that achieved a kind of boneheaded genius. The sound influenced thousands of bands, and proved so durable that the Ramones more or less stuck to it for their entire career. ~ Rolling Stone: Ramones ~ retrieved January 25, 2014 © Rolling Stone

The Ramones ~ Ranked #17 VH-1 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

In 1977 two Ramones albums made it to the NME Best Albums Of 1977 list ~ #11 Rocket To Russia (1977) ~ #9 Leave Home

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