Marky Ramone

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Born Marc Bell, Marky Ramone, a Brooklyn native, joined the Ramones in 1978 at the age of twenty-two, replacing original drummer Tommy Ramone. This provided the group’s solid rhythm foundation until its retirement in 1996. Most recently, he’s toured and recorded with his own band, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg. He was honored in 2010 with a drum scholarship in his name by the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. Visit him online at MarkyRamone.com.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Marky Ramone: Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Marky Ramone, of NYC punk legends The Ramones (said to be Joey Ramone's favorite drummer), recalls the influential downtown music scene at CBGB's with fellow groups like Blondie and Talking Heads—along with the dangers of copious drugs and wild ti...

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