Released farewell album Adios Amigos
Released controversial single "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg," later retitled "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down"
Released the Phil Spector-produced "End of the Century"
Co-starred in Allan Arkush's "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
Released second album, Leave Home
Released their debut album Ramones.
Spurred the UK punk rock scene with a July 4 show at London's Roundhouse
Known for such albums as "Mania"
Popular songs include "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Sedated".
Although they continued to perform and record together, John Cummings and Jeffrey Hyman stopped speaking in the 1980s after Hyman's girfriend Linda Daniele left him for Cummings.
The 1985 song "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg," written by Hyman as a critique of then-President Ronald Reagan, was ultimately retitled "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down" to appease Reagan supporter Cummings. (The name "Bonzo" was a reference to the movie "Bedtime for Bonzo" (1951), a film that starred Reagan before he quit acting to become a politician.
The Ramones, avowed fans of "The Simpsons" (Fox 1989-), portrayed themselves on a 1993 episode of the series.
The surname Ramone was inspired by Paul McCartney's short-lived stage name "Paul Ramon" in the earliest days of The Beatles.