1974-1995. One of the first wave of punk bands, hailing from New York City. The original lineup consisted of Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, and Tommy Ramone. Known for their blistering, minimalist three-chord songs which dealt with pinheads, cretins, and teenage lobotomies, they went through a succession of drummers over the years, most notably Marky Ramone. The band was featured in the film Rock 'n' Roll High School starring P.J. Soles, where you can not only behold them in concert at the height of their powers but also witness their acting...um...skills.
When Dee Dee left the band, the magic ended. They limped along for a few more years before finally disbanding.