40 years of Ramones!

40 Years ago today, The Ramones played their first show at New York rock venue CBGB’s.

Their blend of mindlessly simple punk-pop and black nihilism set the template for punk music and all its facsimiles for decades to come. The last surviving member of the original line-up, Tommy Ramone died earlier this year.

This is what the music sounded like…

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