The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills Queens in 1974. They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success initially the band was highly influential in the United States and the United Kingdom. All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname Ramone although none of them were biologically related. They performed 2263 concerts touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996 after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. By 2014 all four of the band's original members had died – lead singer Joey Ramone 1951–2001 bass guitarist Dee Dee Ramone 1951–2002 guitarist Johnny Ramone 1948–2004 and drummer Tommy Ramone 1949–2014.Recognition of the band's importance built over the years and are now mentioned in many assessments of all-time great rock music such as number 26 in the Rolling Stone magazine list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and number 17 in VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. In 2002 the Ramones were ranked the second-greatest band of all time by Spin trailing only the Beatles. On March 18 2002 the original four members and Tommy's replacement on drums Marky Ramone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility though Joey had died by then. In 2011 the group was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.