Dee Dee Ramone

American musician Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone (September 18, 1951 – June 5, 2002) was an American songwriter and musician, best known as founding member, bassist and main songwriter of the punk rock band the Ramones.
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Deceased
05 June 2002

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12 Famous Writers Who Lived In The Chelsea Hotel
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Quick: what first comes to mind when you hear the words, "Chelsea Hotel?" Sid and Nancy? Leonard Cohen's "Hotel Chelsea No. 2?" Andy Warhol's "Chelsea Girls?" Musicians and artists dominated the headlines through the 13 decades since the Chelsea's construction in 1884. But the grand hotel-for-the-arts on New York's West 23rd Street has inspired literary works as well, and often it was the writers who shaped the narratives on which artists working in other disciplines based their work. How do you think the Chelsea first got its reputation as a bohemian enclave? Long before William Burroughs showed up, the 19th-century literary tastemaker William Dean Howells sublet an apartment there, and was so charmed by its struggling young artists that he wrote a novel about them: 1893's The Coast of Bohemia. By the 1920s, this image of the Chelsea as an avant-garde nexus had attracted the wealthy art collectors Abby Rockefeller and Lizzie Bliss and inspired them to create the Museum of Modern Ar...
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Binky Philips: Binky's Revenge: My Own Damned Most Influential Guitarists List!
Huffington Post - over 5 years
I have long had a love/hate relationship with The Top 10 (20, 50, 100) All Time Guitarist lists. As in, I love to see how much hatred and rage they can generate in my arrogant pedantic know-it-all bile-soaked soul. It is absolutely guaranteed that at some point, a guy who doesn't belong within a fer-piece of any list will be ranked far above a Giant, and I'll want to tear the heads off the dolts who had the temerity to write/publish such tripe. So, in that spirit, I've decided to have my head torn off. I've been writing for Huffington Post since June of 2010 and it only occurred to me last week, Hey, I have a forum! I can make my own damn list. Oh, boy! Oh, boy! [Check my archive... I have plenty of posts about plenty of the guitarists mentioned in this one.] You are about to embark on a journey (sorry, no Neil Schon) into the mind of a Total Dick when it comes to the subject of (guitars and) guitar players. It's simple, really... I know more than you. Nyaaaah Nyaaah...
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Dee Dee Ramone gets a posthumous art show at Shepard Fairey's Subliminal Projects
Boing Boing - over 5 years
The Los Angeles Times reports that "The late Dee Dee Ramone will receive a posthumous gallery exhibition of his artwork thanks to street artist Shepard Fairey," at the Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park (Oct. 26 through Nov. 17).
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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins to play CBGB movie’s Iggy Pop
Blast Magazine - over 5 years
Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ penchant for onstage chest-baring  has apparently come in handy: the wiry, blond-haired Foo Fighter (whose acting skills are showcased in many of the group’s  music videos) has been reportedly cast in the upcoming movie about the legendary New York club as – who else? – Iggy Pop. Malin Ackerman (The Proposal) has also reportedly joined on, taking on the role of Blondie’s Debbie Harry alongside (Sting’s daughter) Mickey Sumner’s Patti Smith and John Galecki, of The Big Bang Theory fame, as manager Terry Ork. Hawkins and Akerman are the latest in a myriad of actors whose roles in the flick – which tells the story of CBGB’s history and its late owner Hilly Kristal –  were announced in recent weeks. Other new additions to the cast include: Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back) as Legs McNeil; Steven Schub (Chicago 8) as Dee Dee Ramone;  Evan Alex Cole (She’s Out of My League) as Richard Hell; and Kerry Bische (Red State) as Mary Harron. Previously confi...
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Writing department hosts spring lecture series
District- The Student Voice of S - almost 6 years
Lough, Williams and Weiss.Illustration by Jeffrey Vossler                       By Astoria Jellett News Editor Hedy Weiss: a Life in Arts Journalism Hedy Weiss started as a dancer and choreographer in New York City and quickly became one of the nation’s leading theatre and dance critics, writing for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1984. She is also a contributing editor to Dance Magazine and a host of other publications and television shows. In the Arnold Hall auditorium on March 29, she discussed her life, career and philosophy of art. “Beauty can make you dizzy,” she said. “I try to get dizzy on art and beauty. Beauty isn’t interesting without tension.” George Williams and James Lough: From Texas to Paris, Beats and Punks Professors George Williams and James Lough read from their new books at the SCAD Museum of Art on April 4. Williams has won a Pushcart Prize and read a story from his new collection, “Gardens of Earthly Delight.” “This Ain’t No Holid...
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New York's 'rock 'n' roll' hotel closed - Bangalore Mirror
Google News - over 6 years
Dee Dee Ramone, bass player in punk band the Ramones, once holed himself up in his room for two weeks to kick his drug habit. Finally emerging, he stepped out of the hotel's front entrance only for a woman to land just a feet away after throwing
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Daily Music Dose: The Ramones - Buzznet
Google News - over 6 years
Formed in 1974, the original three members were Joey Ramone (Vocal), Dee Dee Ramone (bass), and Johnny Ramone (guitar). These members rehearsed together, later Tommy Ramone (drums) jamming with them. In 1978, Tommy left the band and was replaced by
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Last updated at 7:00 PM on 20th August 2011 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 6 years
Dee Dee Ramone, bass player in punk band the Ramones, once holed himself up in his room for two weeks to kick his drug habit. Finally emerging, he stepped out of the hotel's front entrance only for a woman to land just feet away after throwing herself
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Dig Gallery offers up the Eileen Polk punk rock collection... - About.com: Punk Music
Google News - over 6 years
Included in the collection are a shirt owned by Dee Dee Ramone, clothing and items belonging to the New York Dolls, and a record from the personal collection of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. Granted, much of it is well out of most of our price range
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Chelsea Hotel Braces for New Owners - Forward
Google News - over 6 years
William Burroughs wrote “Naked Lunch” at the Chelsea, and everyone from Dee Dee Ramone to Bob Dylan spent long hours in one or another of its rooms. Built in the 1880s, the building, which is legally designated as a landmark by the city, was converted
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OFF! to Play Exit/In Oct. 17 - Nashville Scene
Google News - over 6 years
... Rocket From the Crypt and Clikitat Ikatowi drummer Mario Rubalcaba — are tighter than Steely Dan on Adderall, punker than GG Allin lobbing fecal matter at Dee Dee Ramone, and more honest in their ambitions than Paul Revere on horseback
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Tommy Ramone Talks About the Ramones' Vinyl Reissues and Their Enduring Legacy - Noisecreep
Google News - over 6 years
Within eight years, three of the band's founding members - lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone - had died. On March 18, 2002, the Ramones- including the three founders and drummers Tommy and Marky Ramone - were
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A Last Night Among the Spirits at the Chelsea Hotel - New York Times
Google News - over 6 years
“Sid Vicious in caps, and Dee Dee Ramone,” she said. “If I could be anywhere tonight, this is the place to be.” Mr. Chetrit, who did not return calls for comment, is said to want to keep the Chelsea as a hotel, but the plans are unclear
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THE TEXAS TRIBUNE; Snake Farm's Charms Still Casting Spells
NYTimes - over 6 years
Tomorrow is World Snake Day, meaning a large number of vehicles will be veering off of southbound Interstate 35 at Exit 182, between New Braunfels and San Antonio, to pay their respects at the Snake Farm. Before there was Sea World or Six Flags Fiesta Texas, there was the Snake Farm. Since 1967, when the main highway out front was still Route 81,
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It Became Part of My Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy - Brooklyn Rail
Google News - over 6 years
Sweat poured off Seiji onto the front two rows, and despite the heat the band's black-leather biker jackets remained on as song after song was introduced with little more that a Dee Dee Ramone–style “1,2,3,4!” With nary a pause between songs,
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9 Τραγούδια Για το Αρχαιότερο Επάγγελμα στον Κόσμο - Queen.gr
Google News - over 6 years
Γραμμένο το 1976 απο τον μπασιστα Dee Dee Ramone το τραγούδι μιλάει για μια διασταύρωση στη Νέα Υόρκη, όπου σύχναζαν (γιατί πλέον το μέρος εκεί έχει μετατραπεί σε... εκκλησία) πόρνες. Ένας ναύτης πιάνει ξανά στεριά, έχοντας πρώτα ξοδέψει όλο του το
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Dee Dee Ramone was found dead on the evening of June 5, 2002, by his wife Barbara at his apartment in Hollywood.
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    Dee Dee's final studio recordings were released by tREND iS dEAD! records as the 2002 album Youth Gone Mad featuring Dee Dee Ramone.
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    His next album—a live album produced by Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses), to have been recorded on June 12, 2002, at Hollywood's Key Club—never materialized.
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    Dee Dee later moved to California where he continued to make music and pursued an acting career. Though largely unsuccessful as an actor, he landed a major role in the 2002 low-budget film Bikini Bandits.
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    Dee Dee was present when the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, the first year they were eligible, and not long after lead singer Joey had died.
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  • 2001
    Dee Dee would release a book, entitled Legend of a Rock Star, A Memoir: The Last Testament of Dee Dee Ramone, written while on tour in Europe in 2001.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    On Halloween, 1998, while staying at the Hotel Chelsea, Dee Dee and Zampini met the Hollywood band SEXYCHRIST, which featured adult film star Kurt Lockwood.
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  • 1996
    Dee Dee was also a special guest at the final Ramones show at the Palace in Los Angeles on August 6, 1996, performing the lead vocals on the song "Love Kills".
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  • 1994
    During this tour, in November 1994, Dee Dee met 16-year-old Barbara Zampini while searching for his lost guitar outside his hotel in Argentina.
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  • 1992
    The group featured New York City bassist John Carco (formerly of Queens hardcore group Misguided) who befriended Dee Dee when the two attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings together during the summer of 1992.
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    In 1992, Dee Dee formed another short-lived project named Dee Dee Ramone and the Chinese Dragons, which was followed by the most successful of his post-Ramones projects, a group named Dee Dee Ramone I.C.L.C. (Inter-Celestial Light Commune), which lasted from 1994 to 1996.
  • 1991
    In 1991, Dee Dee was briefly involved with transgressive punk rock singer-songwriter GG Allin, playing guitar with Allin's backup band the Murder Junkies.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Months after he left the Ramones, in the fall of 1989, Dee Dee already performed songs such as "Poison Heart" and "Main Man" (later to be recorded by the Ramones) with his band the Spikey Tops.
  • 1987
    In 1987 Dee Dee wrote and produced a song called "Baby Doll" for the Chesterfield Kings ("Baby Doll"/"I Cannot Find Her", acoustic version 1987, Mirror Records, later recorded by American rock and roll band the Connection, on their album New England's Newest Hit Makers).
    Dee Dee had recorded "Funky Man" as Dee Dee King in 1987.
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    In 1987, before leaving the Ramones, Dee Dee embarked on a brief hip hop career as rapper "Dee Dee King" with the album Standing in the Spotlight.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    In 1978, he married Vera Boldis. According to Vera, Dee Dee's struggles with mental illness and drug abuse put a strain on the couple's relationship. They separated in 1990 before finalizing their divorce in 1995.
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  • 1974
    Colvin, later Dee Dee, and Cummings, later Johnny, quickly became friends, as they were both social outcasts in their heavily middle-class neighborhood. After an unsuccessful guitar audition for Television, Johnny convinced Dee Dee to form their own band with then-drummer Jeffrey Hyman, later Joey Ramone, in 1974.
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  • OTHER
  • 1951
    Born as Douglas Colvin on September 18, 1951, in Fort Lee, Virginia, USA, he was the son of an American soldier and a German woman.
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