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How the Beatles influenced the Ramones
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 07/14/17 8:13 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

(From the article "10 Facts About The Ramones" on

A few things about one of the first punk rock bands in music history.

The Ramones band name was in reference to Paul Ramon, the pseudonym that Paul McCartney used to maintain his anonymity when checking into hotels.

In a 1995 interview, Joey Ramone explained, "In the days of the 'Silver Beatles,' Paul McCartney would go to check into a hotel room, using the name Paul Ramone. Dee Dee was a big Paul McCartney fan, so he changed his name to Dee Dee Ramone. When I hooked up with Dee Dee, we decided to call the band the Ramones."

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