This weekend is the official 40th anniversary celebration of the Ramones, which is being celebrated at Bowery Electric with a giant tribute concert. With a legacy that has influenced everything from music to fashion, the imprint they've left on worldwide pop culture only seems to grow with each passing year. But while everyone's rightfully caught up in the proper acknowledgement of their groundbreaking '70s output, another milestone for the group is being overlooked. Well, maybe milestone is a bit generous, as it's more of a kidney stone, but regardless it's one of the most peculiar pop culture moments of all time. Yes, Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramones' rap album under the name Dee Dee King is turning 25.
Sire/Warner Bros. Dee Dee Ra...er..King, a "Funky Man"
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