Archive May 2001
Joey Ramone - death of a legend

He founded the Ramones in 1974 with Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy. Sadly, Joey did not respond to treatment for lymphatic cancer, a disease which attacks the body's immune system. He was 49.

The death of Joey Ramone has prompted many tributes from various sectors of the media. As one of the definitive punk bands of all time, singer Joey was skinny and gangly and his lyrics anarchic. 'Beat on the brat', 'Blitzkreig bop' and 'Now I wanna sniff some glue' were US punk at its best.

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