While they were around, the Ramones never sold a lot of records. In fact, they had just one gold record—and that was a greatest hits collection.
The Ramones made all their money on the road—and they toured a lot. In fact, because they were so meticulous about keeping records of everything they did, we know that the Ramones played exactly 2,263 shows between 1974 and 1996. First show: March 30, 1974 in New York.
First Canadian shows? September 24 and 25, 1976 in Toronto. Last Canadian show? Quebec City, July 7, 1996. Last show ever? August 6, 1996, in Hollywood.