Fun Facts

  • Douglas Colvin was the first one to change his name to "Dee Dee Ramone" because he ws inspired by Paul McCartney's use of Paul Ramon. He later convinced the rest of the band to follow.

 

  • "Punk" Magazine describes their performance as, "They were all wearing these black leather jackets. And they counted off this song... and it was just this wall of noise... They looked so striking. These guys were not hippies. This was something completely new."

 

  • The band debuted in a movie called "Rock 'n' Roll High School" in 1979.

 

  • When Dee Dee departed, he created a rap album under the name Dee Dee King

 

  • Joey suffered from Marfan syndrome resulting in elongated limbs

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