It has been exactly 17 long years since Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone died in Los Angeles on September 15, 2004 at the age of 55. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.
Today, fans of Johnny Ramone along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Ramone, a cultural icon
Born John William Cummings in Long Island on October 8, 1948, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Ramone was not just a great musician, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 17 years since the tragic loss of Johnny Ramone and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Johnny Ramone is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Johnny Ramone.
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