Johnny Ramone

Johnny Ramone was born John William Cummings in Queens, New York. He went to be the guitar player for the Ramones, alongside Jeffrey Hyman and Douglas Colvin (later Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone). They also hired Thomas Erdelyi (later Tommy Ramone) as drummer. Tommy disbanded in 1978 and asked Marc Steven Bell (later Marky Ramone) if he would like to become the drum player. He accepted it and Bell went by the stage name, Marky Ramone. In 1984, Johnny married his girlfriend, Linda Marie Danielle. She originally dated Joey Ramone. In 1989, Dee Dee Ramone disbanded as bass and Christopher John Ward, who went on be known as C. J. Ramone. In 1996, the Ramones disbanded after a tour. On April 15, 2001, Joey Ramone died of lymphoma. In 2002, the Ramones were inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Later that same year on June 5, Dee Dee Ramone died of a heroin overdose. On September 15, 2004, Johnny Ramone died in Los Angeles after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 55 years old.

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