One! Two! Three! Four! When the drums thunder to start California Sun or Sedated or Rockaway Beach, that’s the hand and feet of Marky Ramone rocking steady. This might be a secret, but the Ramones aren’t actually blood brothers. Born Marc Steven Bell in 1952, Bell picked up the sticks in 1971 and dove into the New York punk scene. In May of 1978, Tommy Ramone asked Bell if he would join The Ramones - and Marky was born. He was the drummer from 1978 - 1983, touring and recording, including the Ramones anthem I Wanna Be Sedated. Marky’s drinking problem resulted in excommunication in 1983, but he was back on board by 1987 - playing 1700 shows and recording 10 albums until the band retired in 1996. MTV rewarded him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, he was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Awards in 2011. Marky is the only surviving member of the Ramones. Read all about it in Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As a Ramone published in 2015.