The Ramones song “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” mentions John Lennon in the line “Will you remember Jerry Lee, John Lennon, T. Rex and OI Moulty?.” Also mentioned in the lyrics are Ed Sullivan, Murray the K, and Alan Freed.
The song came out during the last year of John Lennon’s lifetime. It was recorded in 1979, and released on the Ramones’ End of the Century album on February 4, 1980. Like a few of Lennon’s albums, End of the Century was produced by Phil Spector.
With the lyrics; “We need change and we need it fast, before rock’s just part of the past, ’cause lately it all sounds the same to me”, the song claims that rock and roll needs change if it’s to survive.