skip navigation
Johnny Ramone

Johnny Ramone

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Johnny Ramone - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what your looking for faster use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP


OR ... Click here to VOTE > for this person to be released on Home Video

Also Known As: John William Cummings Died: September 15, 2004
Born: October 8, 1948 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession:

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

With his 'buzzsaw' downstroke technique and antipathy towards the showboating solos favored by the rock elite, guitar hero Johnny Ramone not only defined The Ramones' primitive sound, but also gave hope to a generation of musicians whose passion perhaps outweighed their ability. Ramone might not have been the most technically gifted guitarist, but his no-nonsense direct approach was undeniably a pivotal part of the New Yorkers' rise from underground unknowns to celebrated punk pioneers. One of only two Ramones to last the entire course of their influential 22-year-career, Johnny appeared on each of their 14 studio albums and played every single one of their 2263 shows, before their official split in 1996, while also occasionally dabbling in film. Ramone kept a low profile in the eight years up until his untimely death in 2004, but his signature speedy and simplistic style remains just as prevalent in today's rock scene as in the band's late 70s heyday.

With his 'buzzsaw' downstroke technique and antipathy towards the showboating solos favored by the rock elite, guitar hero Johnny Ramone not only defined The Ramones' primitive sound, but also gave hope to a generation of musicians whose passion perhaps outweighed their ability. Ramone might not have been the most technically gifted guitarist, but his no-nonsense direct approach was undeniably a pivotal part of the New Yorkers' rise from underground unknowns to celebrated punk pioneers. One of only two Ramones to last the entire course of their influential 22-year-career, Johnny appeared on each of their 14 studio albums and played every single one of their 2263 shows, before their official split in 1996, while also occasionally dabbling in film. Ramone kept a low profile in the eight years up until his untimely death in 2004, but his signature speedy and simplistic style remains just as prevalent in today's rock scene as in the band's late 70s heyday.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Lifestyles of the Ramones (1990) Himself
3.
 Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979) Himself
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Contributions

TLS ( 2006-05-03 )

Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Lead guitarist of ‘The Ramones,’ he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. The Ramones were the first punk band to ever sign with a record label and their albums were bigger sellers in Britain than they were in the states. The band broke up in 1996 and Ramone moved to Los Angeles.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute