Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone (Hardcover)

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    John Cummings (1948–2004), aka Johnny Ramone, was ranked by Rolling Stone as #16 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In Time’s rating of the “10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players,” he was named, in a fit of appropriate rebellion, #11.

    Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that would characterize his persona both on and off stage. Through it all, Johnny kept the band focused and moving forward, ultimately securing their place in music history by inventing punk rock. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002—two years later, Johnny died of cancer, having outlived two other founding members. Revealing, inspiring, and told on his own terms, this highly designed memoir also features Johnny’s assessment of the Ramones’ albums; a number of eccentric Top Ten lists; rare historical artifacts; and scores of personal and professional photos, many of which have never before been published.

    Praise for Commando:
    “Amazing book . . . dense and throbbing with character—enough to bring this departed New York icon barking back to life.” —New York Daily News

    "Johnny's delightful, sadly posthumous autobiography, Commando, is just like its author—as punk as it gets." —Wall Street Journal
    “Ramone memoir reveals charming, grumpy punk icon.” —Reuters
    “There's no grand confessional to end Commando, just a nod of gratitude toward family, friends, and fans. Its characteristic succinctness rings genuine.” —Austin Chronicle

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    ISBN 9780810996601
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 175
    Publisher Date 2012-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 7.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Ramone, Johnny
    Country of Origin United States

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