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Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1466-0407
  • E-ISSN: 1758-9118



This article traces the history and influence of The Ramones, an American rock & roll band that founded the ‘punk rock’ movement, which then spread to England and such bands as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, along with many other similar groups. Although they never achieved mainstream success during their more than twenty year career, The Ramones are now are considered by many to be one of the most important pop music groups of the later twenty-century, transforming 1970s rock & with a stripped-down style that combined speed, simplicity, and a confrontational approach to performance. Though all the members of the group have died, their music has become part of the fabric of American pop culture, inspiring such contemporary bands as Green Day, Nirvana and Metallica.


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Keyword(s): garage rock; pop music; popular culture; punk rock; Ramones; rock & roll
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