John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the band's entire career. He died from prostate cancer on September 15, 2004.
In 2003, he appeared as #16 on the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list in Rolling Stone and on Time's "10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players."
Famous quotes containing the word johnny:
“Wha lies here?
I, Johnny Doo.
Hoo, Johnny, is that you?
Ay, man, but am dead noo.”
—Anonymous. Johnny Doo, from Geoffrey Grigsons Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, Faber & Faber (1977)