Talk:Dee Dee Ramone

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Date of birth / photo[edit]

This article shows Dee Dee's birth year as 1952. I was just looking at a photo of his headstone which clearly lists his birth date as September 18th, 1951. The headstone was a true labor of love and it's very doubtful that this would be innacurate.

Gee, it would be nice to have a photo of Dee dee.

I came here to say the same thing, heres a picture.[1] I am confused as to what date is correct, CNN and other sources list him at being 49 when he died, but this would mean that those are incorrect. Hoponpop69 04:39, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

I've also found a vh1 article claiming he was 50 when he died.[2] I am goign to switch the currennt info. His obituary also says he was 50. http://tunlaw.org/deedeeobit.htm

Singing[edit]

I don't think that he really didn't express an interest in it, but his voice was totally shredded after a few songs, and he couldn't sing and play at the same time anyway. So Joey, who was then drummer, took up lead vocals, and Tommy, who was like their planner, took up drums. And that is what really happened. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.118.251.46 (talk • contribs) .

In the documentary "End of the Century" Dee Dee had said that "they were all freaks" rather maliciously when asked about how he felt when Joey replaced him as the lead vocalist. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wikikrieg (talk • contribs) .

Just saw an interview with the Ramones on the television, in which they stated Dee Dee didn't sing because he was unable to play bass and sing at the same time.23:50, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Place of birth[edit]

Was he born in Fort Lee, Virginia (as the text says) or Vancouver, BC (according to the right sidebar)? 24.58.9.254 01:00, 10 September 2007 (UTC) Michael McDougall

Misc[edit]

and he also played guitar

and connnie stabbed him in the butt after she found him cheating on her

and he was scottish too

and <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f201/lexa5/Ramones/connie.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a> connies a man —Preceding unsigned comment added by 1234rmns (talkcontribs) 14:00, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Getting rid of the line about the book...[edit]

It says "The book is surreal and contains a great number inconsistencies and references to the feature film version of The Exorcist (1973), each time it was referenced, it was done so by a written description followed by the line "...like in the movie The Exorcist"." at the end of the section about his writing.

I don't think this line is appropriate -- it's a subjective review, rather than objective encyclopedic material. So it's gone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.5.70.65 (talk) 19:27, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

KC Ramone[edit]

I have never heard of this person... He doesn't appear in End of the Century, nor anywhere else, so I've deleted the reference. Random Nonsense (talk) 19:04, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

"American rappers"?[edit]

Who actually classified Dee Dee as a rapper? LMAO! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.76.132.166 (talk) 01:42, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Why not? As long as you count in "artists" like "Vanilla Ice" or "K-Fed". Dee Dee King's album was at least very funny, whether intended or not remains a mystery to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.180.102.53 (talk) 08:52, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

phrasing[edit]

"'Count-in' style'"? I've always heard counting before a song referred to as "counting off," not "counting in." Anyone? Willerror (talk) 19:10, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

"primary song writer for Ramones"[edit]

There was a line similar to the above that I changed to "most prolific songwriter" for the Ramones. The way I phrased it is accurate and non-controversial. But "primary" way undersells Joey's contribution. Joey wrote the band's first 2 songs, "I don't care" and "here today gone tomorrow", which established the Ramones songwriting template. Joey went on to write such Ramones standards as "beat on the brat", "I wanna be sedated", "Sheena is a punk rocker", "do you remember rock n' roll radio", "rock n' roll h.s.", and "the KKK took my baby away", along with a good percentage of other Ramones tunes. And Tommy wrote perhaps the definitive Ramones song, "Blitzkrieg Bop" (with some lyrical improvement by Dee Dee). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.120.121.246 (talk) 17:14, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Discography[edit]

Are his singles as a solo artist and with the Ramones really needed in his discography, discographys usually only consist of studio albums, not live albums or singles, so i removed live albums and singles from his discography, if i've done something wrong i'll re-add them. --Chickenguy13 (talk) 07:51, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

german?he have a mestizo face.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 187.114.194.160 (talk) 21:27, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

The main photo[edit]

This is Joey's photo! Not Dee Dee's! Just check how the file is named... //Helen —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.191.219.242 (talk) 19:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Vera Ramone King[edit]

I added some information on Dee Dee's ex-wife, Vera. Her surname is listed as "Borlis" on one website and as "Davie" in On the Road With the Ramones. I'm assuming that Davie was the name from her second marriage. I also added the divorce date. If anyone has more information on this, let me know.ValkoWhite (talk) 07:53, 16 January 2012 (UTC)ValkoWhite