Douglas Glenn Colvin, better known as Dee Dee, was the bassist for the original and greatest punk band The Ramones. Along with Paul Simonon of The Clash, and Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, Dee Dee helped cement the white Fender Precision as the archetypal punk bass, even though he occasionally used sunburst and black examples.
Dee Dee was a troubled soul who would eventually succumb to his addictions in 2002 but he continues to inspire legions of kids to pick up the bass guitar. Speaking of which, if this clip of The Ramones blasting through Blitzkrieg Bop doesn’t make you want to form a band then go take up playing the spoons or sumthin’. As for the rest of you: Hey! Ho! Let’s go!