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Tommy Ramone | 1949-2014

With their leather jackets, sneering attitude and turbo-powered songs, the foursome from Queens, New York, defined “punk,” and it was their July 4, 1976, appearance at London’s Roundhouse that helped ignite the UK punk scene. “If that Ramones record hadn’t existed, I don’t know if we could have built a scene here,” the Clash’s Joe Strummer once said. Their rise was slower, but no less influential, in their home country.

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