They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were biologically related; they were inspired by Paul McCartney of The Beatles , who would check into hotels as "Paul Ramon". Recognition of the band's importance built over the years, and they are now mentioned in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as number 26 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of the " Greatest Artists of All Time "  and number 17 in VH1 's " Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
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The Ramones , American band that influenced the rise of punk rock on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The original members were Joey Ramone byname of Jeffrey Hyman; b. October 8, , New York—d. September 18, , Fort Lee , Virginia, U. January 29, , Budapest, Hungary—d. July 11, , New York. Founded in New York City in , the Ramones cultivated a simple three-chord sound that became the foundation of punk rock. Their tour of England in proved a major inspiration for the punk movement in Britain, where they enjoyed greater commercial success than at home.