The Ramones

Michael Quinn filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.


From: Michael Quinn

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- all documents mentioning Jeffrey Ross Hyman, better known as Joey Ramone
- all documents mentioning John William Cummings, better known as Johnny Ramone
- all documents mentioning Douglas Glenn Colvin, better known as Dee Dee Ramone
- all documents mentioning Thomas Erdelyi, better known as Tommy Ramone
- all documents mentioning the band The Ramones

Hyman, Cummings, Colvin and Erdelyi's deaths are all well known and publicly available. If this cannot be confirmed, please reach out and I am happy to provide sufficient proof of death for each individual.

Please conduct ECF searches, searches of SAC safes, and searches of ELSUR, MISUR, FISUR, and TESUR records/indices. I additionally request all cross-referenced records be provided. If any responsive or cross-referenced records have been destroyed, please provide all records related/pursuant to their destruction. This includes but is not limited to:

- Confirmation of destruction and destruction slips
- File Numbers or other forms of ID of the aforementioned destroyed records
- Documents/records with any references to the destruction of the aforementioned destroyed records. Please conduct an ECF search when doing this.

I want all records identifiable with my request, even though reports based on those records may have been sent to department headquarters or other department offices, and even though there may be duplication between sets of files. Please produce all records with their administrative markings intact, and all reports, memos, and documents to include any and all administrative pages.

**I ask that you understand that I am requesting any and all records concerning the subject in any way, including but not limited to those listed in the General Index and any and all other indexes.**

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, Brazil, and most of South America, as well as Europe, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Belgium.

All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were biologically related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. The band was active from 1974 to 1996.

The Ramones released 14 studio albums:
- Ramones (1976)
- Leave Home (1977)
- Rocket to Russia (1977)
- Road to Ruin (1978)
- End of the Century (1980)
- Pleasant Dreams (1981)
- Subterranean Jungle (1983)
- Too Tough to Die (1984)
- Animal Boy (1986)
- Halfway to Sanity (1987)
- Brain Drain (1989)
- Mondo Bizarro (1992)
- Acid Eaters (1993)
- ¬°Adios Amigos! (1995)

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Quinn

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.