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Both bands owe a debt to the New York Dolls Yes I am old but I saw Ramones on stage signature shirt , Detroit, and a whole load of shared and different influences. Despite what Johnny Rotten says, l do believe the Ramones did influence the Sex Pistols, in that they were seen as a threat, and had singles and an album out several months before the Pistols. The Pistols had to raise their game: the Ramones vindicated the loud-n-fast music the Pistols were playing, but the Pistols lyrically were in another dimension. The Pistols would put punk on the map, giving huge exposure in the UK to what was, up until then, an underground form of expression, with the infamous Bill Grundy interview in December 1976. The Ramones gave punk a commercial future in the UK, showing music venue owners that there was an audience for the music when they played the Roundhouse on July 4th and 5th, 1976. Venues were less reluctant to host punk bands when they knew it could be economically viable.
The premise of this question is fallacy: the Yes I am old but I saw Ramones on stage signature shirt Ramones first played the UK on July 4th, 1976 at the Roundhouse and the Sex Pistols were playing live at London pubs and colleges since late 1975. With Johnny Rotten on vocals, they’d already played the Marquee, the 100 Club, and the Nashville before the Ramones even released their debut album in late April ’76. The Sex Pistols are a different, nastier version of punk. Anarchy in the UK is one helluva lot different from anything on the Ramones debut.