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Happy birthday, Marky Ramone

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Marky Ramone of Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and formerly of bands such as the Ramones, Dust, Wayne County and Richard Hell and the Voidoids (2011)

Marky Ramone of Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and formerly of bands such as the Ramones, Dust, Wayne County and Richard Hell and the Voidoids (2011)

Happy birthday, Marky Ramone...
Born Marc Steven Bell on July 15 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., Marky Ramone is a musician and songwriter best known for being the drummer of the Ramones for 15 years.
He began playing the drums and joined his first band in the early 70s when, alongside Richie Wise and Kenny Aaronson, he formed Dust.
The band released two albums, Dust (1971) and Hard Attack (1972), before disbanding in 1972.
Later in 1972, after Billy Murcia's death, Marky auditionned for the New York Dolls to replace him on the drums but it was Jerry Nolan who was eventually chosen.
In the mid-70s, Marky played with Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys.
In 1976, he met Richard Hell and joined his band Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
One year later, the band released its debut album Blank Generation (lineup: Richard Hell (vocals, bass), Robert Quine (guitar, backing vocals), Ivan Julian (guitar, backing vocals), Marc Bell (drums)).
In 1978, Marky met Dee Dee Ramone at the CBGB and the latter asked him if he would be interested in joining his band.
Marky accepted and joined the Ramones in the spring of 1978.
On September 21 1978, the band released its fourth studio album, the first with Marky, Road to Ruin (lineup: Joey Ramone (vocals), Johnny Ramone (lead guitar), Dee Dee Ramone (bass, backing vocals), Marky Ramone (drums)).
After several tours and the releases of three other albums, Marky was fired from the band because of his alcoholism.
Yet, he joined the band again in 1987. He remained in the band until they decided to retire in 1996. Their final show took place at the Palace in Hollywood on August 6 1996 (final lineup: Joey Ramone (vocals), Johnny Ramone (lead guitar), C. J. Ramone (bass, backing vocals), Marky Ramone (drums)).
With the Ramones, Marky has performed on more than 15 releases and over 1700 shows.
In 1989, he played on Dee Dee Ramone's debut solo album Standing in the Spotlight (which he released under the moniker Dee Dee King).
After the retirement of the band, Marky formed Marky Ramone and the Intruders. The band released its eponymous first album in 1996.
In 2000, he played the drums on some songs of Joey Ramone's album Don't Worry About Me, which was released in 2002.
Marky formed a new band, Marky Ramone & the Speedkings, in 2001 (lineup: Nick Cooper Decock (vocals), Dee Jaywalker (guitars, vocals), Glen Meyer (bass), Marky Ramone (drums)).
On March 18 2002, along with Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone and Tommy Ramone, he attended the Ramones' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction's ceremony.
In 2005, Marky started hosting a radio show called Punk Rock Blitzkrieg on Sirius XM.
In February 2010, the Ramones received their first Grammy, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The same year, he formed the band Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.
His autobiography, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As a Ramone, was released in 2015.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Marky Ramone!

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (2012)

Marky Ramone (2012)

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Marky Ramone ...
Né Marc Steven Bell le 15 juillet 1956 à Brooklyn, New York, U.S., Marky Ramone est un musicien et auteur-compositeur mieux connu pour avoir le batteur des Ramones pendant 15 ans.
Il commence à jouer de la batterie et rejoint son premier groupe au début des années 70 quand, aux côtés de Richie Wise et Kenny Aaronson, il forme Dust.
Le groupe sort deux albums, Dust (1971) et Hard Attack (1972), avant de se séparer en 1972.
Plus tard en 1972, après la mort de Billy Murcia, Marky auditionne pour les New York Dolls pour le remplacer à la batterie mais c'est Jerry Nolan qui est finalement choisi.
Au milieu des années 70, Marky joue avec Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys.
En 1976, il rencontre Richard Hell et rejoint son groupe Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
Un an plus tard, le groupe sort son premier album Blank Generation (lineup : Richard Hell (chant, basse), Robert Quine (guitare, choeur), Ivan Julian (guitare, choeur), Marc Bell (batterie)).
En 1978, Marky rencontre Dee Dee Ramone au CBGB et ce dernier lui demande si cela l'interesserait de rejoindre son groupe.
Marky accepte et rejoint les Ramones au printemps de l'année 1978.
Le 21 septembre 1978, le groupe sort son quatrième album studio, le premier avec Marky, Road to Ruin (lineup : Joey Ramone (chant), Johnny Ramone (lead guitare), Dee Dee Ramone (basse, choeur), Marky Ramone (batterie)).
Après de nombreuses tournées et trois autres albums, Marky se fait renvoyer du groupe à cause de son alcoolisme.
Cependant, il retourne jouer dans le groupe en 1987. Il reste dans le groupe jusqu'à ce qu'ils décident de prendre leur retraite en 1996. Le dernier concert a lieu au Palace à Hollywood le 6 août 1996 (lineup final : Joey Ramone (chant), Johnny Ramone (lead guitare), C. J. Ramone (basse, choeur), Marky Ramone (batterie)).
Avec les Ramones, Marky a joué sur plus de 15 parutions (albums studio, live albums...) et plus de 1700 concerts.
En 1989, il joue sur le premier album solo de Dee Dee Ramone Standing in the Spotlight (qu'il sort sous le surnom de Dee Dee King).
Après la retraite du groupe, Marky forme Marky Ramone and the Intruders. Le groupe sort son premier album éponyme en 1996.
En 2000, il joue de la batterie sur certaines chansons de l'album Don't Worry About Me de Joey Ramone qui sort en 2002.
Marky forme un nouveau groupe, Marky Ramone & the Speedkings, en 2001 (lineup : Nick Cooper Decock (chant), Dee Jaywalker (guitares, chant), Glen Meyer (basse), Marky Ramone (batterie)).
Le 18 mars 2002, avec Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone et Tommy Ramone, il assiste à la cérémonie d'induction des Ramones au Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
En 2005, Marky commence à animer une émission de radio appelée Punk Rock Blitzkrieg sur Sirius XM.
En février 2010, les Ramones reçoivent leur premier Grammy, un Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (Grammy les récompensant pour l'ensemble de leur carrière).
La même année, il forme le groupe Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg.
Son autobiographie, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As a Ramone, sort en 2015.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Marky Ramone ! ]

Marky Ramone (2012)

Marky Ramone (2012)

Marky Ramone (2011)

Marky Ramone (2011)

Marky Ramone (2011)

Marky Ramone (2011)

Marky Ramone (2010)

Marky Ramone (2010)

Marky Ramone and Debbie Harry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Marky Ramone and Debbie Harry at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (Ramones)

Marky Ramone (Dust)

Marky Ramone (Dust)

Marky Ramone (Dust)

Marky Ramone (Dust)

Dust (Marky Ramone, Richie Wise, Kenny Aaronson and Marc Bell)

Dust (Marky Ramone, Richie Wise, Kenny Aaronson and Marc Bell)

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