The Ramones are considered by many to be the founding fathers of punk rock. With their blistering tempos and stripped-down musical skills, the Ramones inspired generations of youths to pick up instruments and start bands of their own. The band’s streetwise fashion of leather jackets, T-shirts, ripped jeans, and sneakers were accessible to the masses, and eventually their look became something of a punk-rock uniform. Read about The Ramones and their founding band members as well as other band members. Learn about their punk rock legacy.