Why did they choose the name Ramones?

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different musician and this week it’s legendary punk forefathers Ramones.

According to our sources on the street, the band chose their name as a tribute to Paul McCartney who used the alias “Paul Ramone” when he would check into hotels, incognito. As an added bonus, the name also acted as a parody of all the “family” music acts of the time like the Partridge Family, Jackson 5, the Osmonds, etc.

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