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An Interview With Richie Ramone

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Though he came to the band in February 1983 - 9 years after they formed, Richie Ramone has a legitimate claim to the throne of punk rock royalty.

As one of only four surviving members of the band, Richie Ramone is the only Ramones drummer to be credited as the sole composer and writer of six Ramones songs, including their hit “Somebody Put Something In My Drink” from their 1986 album Animal Boy.

Legendary front-man and founder, Joey Ramone once said of Richie “He really strengthened the band a hundred percent. He saved the band as far as I’m concerned. He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.”

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