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  •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

    They took their name from an alias that Paul McCartney used to use, Paul Ramon, back in the Hamburg days.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:03:07 PM PDT

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    •  That's fan legend...Dee Dee Ramone says otherwise. (2+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, jnhobbs

      From the documentary End of the Century: THE RAMONES

      Ramones fans have been theorizing on how the band got its name for decades. Legend has it that The Beatles’ Paul McCartney had checked into hotels using the name “Paul Ramone” in order to conceal his true identity. Dee Dee also claimed that the band liked Simon and Garfunkel producer Phil Ramone, while Joey was a fan of the 1950s girl band The Ronettes, named after their lead singer, Ronnie. In any case, the group members’ shared name alluded to a sense of unity and collectivity that was like a secret club—become a Ramone and get a new identity. Punk bands such as The Queers and The Nobodys adopted this tactic as well. In more recent years, The Ramones’ name has spawned such bands as The Donnas, an all-girl quartet that not only plays the straightforward three-chord pop punk pioneered by The Ramones, but whose members also all go by the shared first name pseudonym of “Donna.”
      I'm sticking with what Dee Dee says!

      "Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid." --John Wayne

      by Sonofasailor on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 06:23:51 PM PDT

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