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The rapid count-off became a signature of Dee Dee Ramone, the bassist of The Ramones, and has been duplicated by rockers ever since the band got their start in the ‘70s. Dee Dee was the lyrical genius of the group, writing many of the band’s best-known hits, even after he left the band in 1989.
Sadly, only a few months after The Ramones’ were inducted into Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, Dee Dee died of a drug overdose in his Hollywood home. He was 50 years old.