Are the Ramones named after Paul McCartney's fake name?


There is a rumor that the Ramones named themselves after the fake last name Paul McCartney used to check into hotels, which was Paul Ramon. However, this connection is not confirmed, and both and discuss how such rumors can turn into so-called facts on the internet, without definitive proof 1.

Ramones and Paul McCartney

Andrew and Rick discuss the rumor that the Ramones named themselves after Paul McCartney's fake last name, Paul Ramon, used to check into hotels during Beetlemania. While Rick confirms that Paul did use the name, he is unsure if that's where the Ramones got their name. The conversation highlights how rumors turn into "facts" on the internet.

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