John William Cummings, known professionally as Johnny Ramone, is an American guitarist and musician who plays guitar for the punk rock band Ramones. He is a founding member of the group and - along with singer Joey Ramone - has remained a permanent member throughout his career. In 2009, he appeared on Time's "10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players" list. He placed 8th on Spin's 2012 list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and 28th on Rolling Stone's 2015 list of similarly titled. Besides his musical career, Johnny has appeared in nearly a dozen films and documentaries. He has also appeared on television in shows such as The Simpsons and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. His autobiography, titled Commando, was published later in 2012. In the book, Ramone talks about his love of baseball and his collection of baseball cards and movie posters, especially horror-related posters.
|Birth name||John William Cummings|
|Also known as||Johnny Ramone|
|Born||October 8, 1948, Forest Hills, New York, U.S.|
|Died||September 15, 2004, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, guitarist, actor, author|
|Labels||Sire, Radioactive, Chrysalis|
The Ramones' influential punk band The Ramones' highly respected lead guitarist and founding member.
As a teenager, he joined Tangerine Puppets, his first band.
In 2003, Time called him one of the top ten electric guitar players. He was on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time on several occasions.
His father was a strict, demanding, unpleasing disciplinarian who contributed to his early years of delinquency. From 1984 until his death in 2004, he was married to Linda Cummings.
He shared the stage with Joey Ramone from the 1970s until the band split up in 1996 after touring with the Lollapalooza music festival.
Staunton Military Academy Alumni. Ramones members. American punk rock guitarist. Rhythmic guitarist. Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery