Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies – Courant.com

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He was 65, the manager confirmed. BornThomas Erdelyi inBudapest, Hungary, onJan. 29, 1949,Ramone was the drummer for the bandfrom 1974 to 1978, as well as co-producer for the band’s first three albums. Related Purchase your Officially Licensed UConn National Championship Gear HERE! The band, whose members adopted a last name used by Paul McCartney to reserve hotel rooms in the Beatles years, were known for their bowl haircuts, ripped jeans and less-than-polished musical style. The four-member Ramones came out of Queens , New York, with limited musical skills, but by 1976, their staccato riffs and full-frontal garage rock assaults began to make their mark on British punk musicians. The band has been acknowledged by many as the inventors of punk rock. Among the Ramones best-known songs were “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Beat on the Brat.” Known less for trenchant observations than for winsome invitations to “Hey, ho, let’s go!” the Ramones demonstrated a quirky humor in catchy, straightforward songs. “Urban surf music” is how Rolling Stone magazine described the Ramones’ style in 1992. Spin magazine named them one of the seven greatest rock bands of all time. Pete Townshend joined them on a version of The Who’s “Substitute.” Two members of Green Day named their children Joey and Ramona. Kurt Cobain, the late singer of Nirvana , once told an interviewer that his loftiest ambition was to play in a band like the Ramones. The Ramones self-titled 1976 album, recorded for less than $7,000, was a definitive work.
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Tommy Ramone, last surviving original member of the Ramones, dies – Orlando Sentinel

Tommy Ramone, 1949 - 2014

29, 1949,Ramone was the drummer for the bandfrom 1974 to 1978, as well as co-producer for the band’s first three albums. Related Paul McCartney The Ramones, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 — had to wait until most of their membership had died to be hailed by mainstream pop culture as a pioneering force. The band, whose members adopted a last name used by Paul McCartney to reserve hotel rooms in the Beatles years, were known for their bowl haircuts, ripped jeans and less-than-polished musical style. The four-member Ramones came out of Queens , New York, with limited musical skills, but by 1976, their staccato riffs and full-frontal garage rock assaults began to make their mark on British punk musicians. The band has been acknowledged by many as the inventors of punk rock. Among the Ramones best-known songs were “I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “Beat on the Brat.” Known less for trenchant observations than for winsome invitations to “Hey, ho, let’s go!” the Ramones demonstrated a quirky humor in catchy, straightforward songs. “Urban surf music” is how Rolling Stone magazine described the Ramones’ style in 1992. Spin magazine named them one of the seven greatest rock bands of all time. Pete Townshend joined them on a version of The Who’s “Substitute.” Two members of Green Day named their children Joey and Ramona.
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Weekender

To start the encore, Simon Townshend, brother of The Whos Pete Townshend, joined the band for a cover of his own Im the Answer. In the second encore, Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George Harrison, came out for a cover of The Beatles Rain. For the finale of Rockin in the Free World, members of the opening band Off! jammed with the group as well as Ray Cameron, son of Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron. Heres the full setlist from the show: Pearl Jam Milton Keynes National Bowl, Milton Keynes, ENG Pendulum
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