A Photolog of Fame: Ramones from Inception to Breakup
The American punk rock band the Ramones was considered one of the most influential bands in the United States and the United Kingdom. Each member of the Ramones had their own monicker and the surname “Ramone”, making them look like a family even though none of them were related. The band originally consisted of Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone) on the drums and lead vocals, John Cummings (Johnny Ramone) on guitar, Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone) on the bass and vocals, and Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone) on the drums. The Ramones were formed in early 1974, and started performing before live audiences in the same year and were booked to play in clubs. They were garnering attention in the local scene due to their energetic performances, and sure enough in 1975, the group landed their first recording contract. For 22 years, the band performed over 2,263 live shows, concerts, and tours which is an impressive record. They disbanded in 1996 following their last tour with the Lollapalooza music festival. Since 2014, all four of the original members of the Ramones passed away.
Here’s a photolog of Ramones from their inception to their breakup in 1996.