Marky Ramone book 'Punk Rock Blitzkrieg' brings 70s and 80s punk scene back to life

December 12, 2014 12:45 PM

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Marky joined The Ramones in 1978 to record their fourth album, “Road to Ruin,” replacing original drummer Tommy Ramone, who had hand-picked Marky to be his successor. Born Marc Bell, Marky had already made a name for himself playing with Richard Hell and the Voidoids for their influential disc “Blank Generation,” Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, and his first big band, the early-70s metal group Dust.

But it was with The Ramones, one of the most popular punk bands to come out of the New York City club CBGB’s, that Marky hit the big time, or at least the punk rock version of it.

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