The Ramones’ debut album goes gold 38 years after its release

According to multiple sources, The Ramones‘ iconic self-titled debut album was certified gold 38 years after its original release on April 30th, 2014, selling more than 500,000 copies.

Originally released on April 23rd, 1976, The Ramones is often credited as the first ever punk rock album, and received positive reviews by media outlets, such as NME and Creem magazine. Even though the album peaked at #111 on the Billboard chart, selling only 6,000 copies in its first year, it has come to be regarded as one of the most influential rock albums ever made, frequently appearing in “greatest ever” lists in magazines.


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31 Comments

  1. masternate
    MasterNate6/13/2014 10:39 AM | Permalink

    This is also partially due to the fact that a LOT of people picked up this album as part of the “All the Stuff vol. 1” CD, which is the Ramones and Leave Home LPs together on one disc. So in a way, many more than 500,000 people have purchased a copy of the first Ramones album.

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