The Ramones matter musically, creatively, historically, politically, culturally and personally. "Ramones Theory" is inspired by the seminal punk band's mission and ministry, their DIY ethics, values, style, and wit. Their great spirit of inclusion and delightfully twisted NYC sensibility have impacted generations of fans and musical trends. Look here for announcements, events, and ideas related demonstrating "Why the Ramones Matter."
Joey Ramone & Donna Gaines are featured in Experience Sociology a sociology textbook by David Croteau and William Hoynes, McGraw Hill, 2012, see Chapter 5: Deviance & Social Control---Music Subcultures.
I can just hear Joey saying "Yeah Donna, a real textbook case..."