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Dee Dee Ramone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin) (September 18, 1951  – June 5, 2002) was an American songwriter and musician, best known as founding member, bassist and main songwriter of the punk rock band the Ramones. Though nearly all of the Ramones' songs were credited equally to all the band members, Dee Dee was the band's second most prolific lyricist and songwriter, writing many of the band's most well-known songs, such as "53rd & 3rd", "Commando", "Rockaway Beach" and "Poison Heart". He was initially the band's lead vocalist, though his (then) inability to sing and play bass at the same time resulted in original drummer Joey Ramone taking over the lead vocalist duties. Dee Dee would serve as the band's bassist and songwriter from 1974 through 1989, when he left to pursue a short-lived career in hip hop music under the name Dee Dee King. He soon returned to his punk roots and released three solo albums featuring brand new songs, many of which were later recorded by the Ramones. He toured the world playing his new songs, Ramones songs and some old favorites in small clubs, and continued to write songs for the Ramones until 1996, when the band officially retired. Dee Dee struggled with drug addiction for much of his life, particularly heroin. He began using drugs as a teenager, and continued to use for the majority of his adult life. He appeared to clean up his act in the early 1990s but began using heroin again some time later. He died from a heroin overdose in 2002. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dee Dee Ramone, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Sep 18, 1951 In Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Blank Generation 1976-01-13
Latest Project:
Movie It's Not Repetition, It's Discipline 2015-04-21
Known For
Poster of Ramones: We're Outta Here!
Poster of Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie
Movie It's Not Repetition, It's Discipline Himself 2015-04-21
Movie Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story Himself 2013-03-23
Movie Make It Happen Himself 2008-08-08
Movie The Ramones: It's Alive 1974-1996 Dee Dee Ramone 2007-10-02
Movie Ramones: We're Outta Here! Himself 2004-09-29
Movie Ramones: Raw Himself 2004-09-28
Movie 精裝追女仔2004 Himself 2004-05-20
Movie Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? 2003-09-03
Movie End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Himself 2003-01-19
Movie Bikini Bandits The Pope 2002-12-11
Movie Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie Himself 2001-06-14
Movie 25 Years of Punk Himself 2001-04-19
Movie 1991: The Year Punk Broke Himself 1992-01-01
Movie The Blank Generation Himself 1976-01-13