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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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Born:
Sep 18, 1951 In Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the movie Night Lunch 1975-12-09
Latest Project:
Movie It's Not Repetition, It's Discipline 2014-10-15
Known For
Poster of Ramones: We're Outta Here!
Poster of 25 Years of Punk
Poster of Hated: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies
Poster of The Troma System
Filmography
Movie It's Not Repetition, It's Discipline Himself 2014-10-15
Movie Ramones: Punk 'N' Rock 'N' Roll Bass 2012-10-23
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 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Himself 2003-01-19
Movie Hey! Is Dee Dee Home? Unknown 2003-09-03
Movie Bikini Bandits The Pope 2002-12-11
Movie 25 Years of Punk Himself 2001-04-19
Movie Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie Himself 2001-06-14
Movie Hated: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies Himself 1994-01-01
Movie The Troma System Himself 1993-01-01
Movie What About Me? Dougie 1993-01-10
Movie 1991: The Year Punk Broke Himself 1992-11-19
Movie Lifestyles of the Ramones Self 1990-09-01
Movie Ramones - Live at US Festival Bass, Backing Vocals 1982-09-03
Movie Target Video Underground Forces, Vol. 2 Himself 1981-08-08
Movie I Ramone Himself 1980-01-01
Movie Ramones: It's Alive - The Rainbow Unknown 1979-04-17
Movie Rock 'n' Roll High School Himself 1979-08-24
Movie Punking Out Himself 1978-09-26
Movie Ramones: Live at Musikladen Unknown 1978-09-13
Movie The Blank Generation Self 1976-04-22
Movie Night Lunch Unknown 1975-12-09