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Johnny Ramone

American guitarist, songwriter, actor and author

Died when: 55 years 343 days (671 months)
Star Sign: Libra

 

Johnny Ramone

John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter who was the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

He was a founding member of the band, and—along with vocalist Joey Ramone—remained a constant member throughout his entire career.

In 2009, he appeared on Time's list of "The 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players".He ranked No. 8 on Spin's 2012 list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and No. 28 on Rolling Stone's similarly titled 2015 list.

Alongside his music career, Johnny appeared in nearly a dozen films (including Rock 'n' Roll High School) and documentaries.He also made television appearances in such shows as The Simpsons (1F01 "Rosebud", 1993) and Space Ghost Coast to Coast (Episode 5 "Bobcat").

His autobiography, entitled Commando, was released posthumously in 2012.In the book, Ramone writes about his love of baseball and of collecting baseball cards and movie posters, particularly horror-related posters.


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