Dee Dee Ramone Biography
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Birthday: September 18, 1951 (Virgo)
Born In: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
“Dee Dee Ramone” was the stage name of Douglas Glenn Colvin, an American singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known for forming the punk-rock band known as the ‘Ramones,’ which revolutionized the music scene forever. They were an inspiration for many of the rock bands that followed, including the ‘Sex Pistols’ and ‘Green Day.’ He was the band’s bassist, songwriter, and sometimes vocalist. He wrote many of the songs that made the band famous, such as ‘Commando,’ ‘Wart Hog,’ ‘Rockaway Beach,’ ‘Poison Heart,’ and ‘Bonzo Goes to Bitburg’ (later known as ‘My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down’). He won the ‘New York Music Award’ for the ‘Best Independent Single’ in 1986. He tried a solo career and recorded three albums. However, he continued his collaboration with the ‘Ramones’ until their official retirement. He had serious drug problems and died from a heroin overdose in 2002.