That’s right! Our latest LomoAmigo is Marky Ramone of pioneering punk-rock band, the Ramones! During his trip to Venice, Italy for his European tour, he traded his drumsticks for an LC-Wide and we can’t wait to share the rockstar’s photos and interview with you. Find out more about the longest-running Ramone here.
The Beatles have bagged the title for being the greatest band of all time, but do you know who comes next? Why, the Ramones, of course! The original punk-rockers of the 70’s—initially composed of lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone, drummers Tommy Ramone and later Marky Ramone—were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin magazine and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Last year, the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, received by its longest-standing member and our newest LomoAmigo, Marky Ramone!
“This is amazing. I never expected this. I’m extremely honoured.” He was 54, still sporting his trademark black hair and clothes, and paid tribute to his late bandmates. "Joey Ramone was the perfect histrionic singer. Dee Dee Ramone was a whirlwind hurricane. Johnny Ramone definitely influenced thousands of guitarists around the world. If it wasn’t for this group, there wouldn’t be the genre that we call punk rock.”
Born Marc Steven Bell on July 15, 1956, Marky was just destined for rockstardom, joining bands like Dust, Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, and the Misfits. But it was his run-in with the Ramones—replacing original drummer Tommy in 1978—that cemented his place in music history. Check out some of the Ramones best hits below!
“Hailing from the middle-class suburb of Queens, New York, the Ramones is considered to be the first punk rock band in music history. Fourteen studio albums and more than two thousand concerts and gigs later, from the time they formed in 1974 until they disbanded in 1996, there is no doubt that the Ramones saved rock and roll and that they inspired and saved millions of kids around the world. They will always be regarded as ‘the high priests of punk, the stars of rock ’n roll high school, and the royal avatars of rock, raunch, and rebellion.’”
¡Adios Amigos!, released in 1995, was their last studio album. But don’t say goodbye just yet! Stay tuned for our *LomoAmigos* interview with Marky Ramone and see the punk-rocker’s personal analogue photos shot with the LC-Wide!
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