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The band originated in Forest Hill, New York City, New York in 1974. Johnny and Tommy were both in a garage band in high school from 1965-1967 called the Tangerine Puppets. They became friends with Dee Dee and Joey. In early 1974, Johnny and Dee Dee invited Joey to join the band. The four bandmates played before an audience for the first time together on March 30, 1974. Their songs very short and fast. In late 1975 the band was signed to Sire Records by Seymour Stein. Stein's wife, Linda, had seen the Ramones playing at CBGB.

 

 

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