Birth name: John William Cummings
Also known as: Johnny Ramone
Born: October 8, 1948
Long Island, New York United States
Died: September 15, 2004
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres: Punk rock
Years active: 1974–1996
Labels: Sire, Radioactive, Chrysalis
Associated acts: Ramones
John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones. He was a founding member of the band, and remained a member throughout the band’s entire career. He died from prostate cancer on September 15, 2004.
In 2003, he appeared as #16 on the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list in Rolling Stones and on Time’s “10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players.” more at Wikipedia…