5 Facts About Ramones
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- The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group.
- They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years.
- The band's first four albums set the blueprint for punk, especially American punk and hardcore, for the next two decades.
- In 2002, the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine, trailing only The Beatles.[
- The Ramones played before an audience for the first time on March 30, 1974, at Performance Studios. The songs they played were very fast and very short; most clocked in at under two minutes.
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