Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Ramones: Punk Rock Band from the United States first

The Ramones were an American rock band formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1974 and often cited as the first punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement both in the United States and the United Kingdom. All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", though none of them were actually related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell show and disbanded. By a little more than eight years after the breakup, the band's three founding members—lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone—had all died.
Their only record with enough U.S. sales to be certified gold was the compilation album Ramones Mania. Recognition of the band's importance built over the years, and they are now cited in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone lists of the 50 Greatest Artists of All Time and VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only The Beatles. On March 18, 2002, the Ramones—including the three founders and drummers Marky and Tommy Ramone—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Curse Of The Ramones ??

You are rock fans would recognize one of the punk rock band on this one.
They are the band the 'Ramones'.Though they never achieved success like The Clash, or the Sex Pistols, they continue to have great influence in the development of this music.But for some reason, death and misfortune over the personnel, the Ramones and the people nearby seems to have been hit by a curse.
The following are the events - events that befall the Ramones:

Joey Ramone (19 Mei 1951 - 15 April, 2001) 

Joey Ramone died of lymphoma affected (cancer that occurs in Lymphocytes: white blood cells in the immune system) when 49-year-old.
Two years after his death, a block east in one street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place, as well as recognition of respect for his contribution to modern music.
Joey Ramone Place

Dee Dee Ramone (September 18, 1951 - 5 Juni, 2002) 
Dee Dee was a German American songwriter Although nearly all Ramones songs were credited equally to all members of the band, Dee Dee is a lyric writer, he has created songs such as 53 & 3, Commando, and Poison Heart Rockaway Beach.
Although initially Dee Dee wanted to play guitar, he became the bass guitarist for the group from their formation in 1974 until 1989, after which he was replaced by CJ pursue a solo career by forming a rap group called Dee Dee King.

Dee dee most of his life had been addicted to drugs, especially heroin, he began using drugs during adolescence, and continue to be used until adulthood.In 2002 she was found dead of an overdose of heroin.
Dee Dee wrote two books: Poison Heart: Surviving the Ramones and Legend of a Rock Star.
Dee Dee also wrote a novel, titled Chelsea Horror Hotel, where he and his wife moved to New York City's famous Chelsea Hotel, and believe that they lived in the same room where Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen accused.

Johnny Ramone (8 Oktober 1948 - September 15, 2004)
Johnny Ramone is the guitarist of The Ramones. In 2003,He died of prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone sixteenth named the greatest guitarists all time by Rolling Stone.
In 1983, Johnny was a fight with Seth Macklin of the band Sub Zero in front of his apartment in the East Village. Johnny saw a woman who betrayed him with Macklin. Macklin kicked Johnny in the head and causing injuries that require extensive brain surgery. Johnny had to wear a baseball cap on stage until his hair grows back.

Linda Stein, Mantan Manajer Ramones. (1945 - 30 Oktober 2007) 

Linda Stein was found dead in her apartment in Manhattan.
A former personal assistant to Linda Stein was charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Ramones manager.
Linda Stein began his career as a teacher, but left the teaching profession, and along with Danny Fields, managing the Ramones.
He was previously married to and recommended Seymour Stein, Sire Records president and vice president of Warner Bros., which plays an important role in launching the careers Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads.
During the 1990s, Stein left band management, and become 'real estate agent to stars.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector produced The Ramones' 1979 album.
Phil Spector was the turning point in history Ramones.In 2003, Spector arrested for murder after the body of 40-year showgirl and actress Lana Clarkson found at his home in Los angeles. 
After a mistrial in 2007, Spector was convicted in 2009, and was sentenced to 19 years.
Others with a role in maintaining the talents of the early Ramones, Joey Ramone's mother, known as Mama Ramone suffered a heart attack at his home in 2007 and died.

So, if the band The Ramones have been exposed to a curse .....? 
With everything that has happened? I just think that what befell them was a part in the life scenarios. We also do not know what will happen to us in the future ...
What do you think??

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