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Joey Ramone grave

"Joey Ramone (May 19, 1951 - April 15, 2001), born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and songwriter best known for his work in the punk rock group the Ramones. Joey Ramone's image, voice and tenure as frontman of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon." [Wikipedia]
Joey Ramone's 58th-birthday bash is tonight (May 19th) at Irving Plaza. Acts on the bill for that include Fishbone, Supersuckers, Death, Uncle Monk (with Tommy Ramone) the Friends Of Joey and more. Included among the Friends Of Joey will be Richie Ramone, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Jean Beauvoir and others. Tickets are still on sale.

The event will also be the unveiling of new tracks from the forthcoming posthumous Joey Ramone solo record. In other Joey Ramone news, the singer's induction award to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was re-presented to his estate at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in NYC, and accepted by Mickey Leigh and Tommy Ramone, on Thursday, May 14th, after mistakenly being left off the program in the original 2002 ceremony.

Coming up, Tommy Ramone and Handsome Dick Manitoba, who will be at the birthday bash, are speaking with Lenny Kaye (of the Patti Smith Group and more) and Chris Stein (of Blondie) at "LOUD FAST JEWS! A Summit with Four Jewish Fathers of Punk" on Thursday, June 11th at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 West 16th St). Tickets to that event are on sale. More info below.

Catch Chris Stein this summer with Blondie, as the band tours alone and with Pat Benatar and The Donnas. All three will play the tour's NYC stop, a free show on August 13th at Coney Island's Asher Levy Park.

Also coming to NYC is Gods and Monsters' 20th anniversary show, scheduled for NYC's Gramercy Theatre on June 11th. The band, helmed by guitarist Gary Lucas, will be joined by guests that include Lenny Kaye. Tickets are still on sale.

Uncle Monk, Tommy Ramone's indie-bluegrass band, has scattered shows in NYC and elsewhere coming up. The band plays June 10th at Banjo Jim's and June 21st at Local 269. More dates below.

Joey Ramone's B-Day bash poster, Loud Fast Jew info, and a video of the Ramones' initial induction ceremony, also below...

Joey Ramone B-day Bash

Loud Fast Jews

LOUD FAST JEWS!
A Summit with Four Jewish Fathers of Punk
Featuring Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye, Chris Stein and Handsome Dick Manitoba!
When: Thursday, June 11th - 7pm
Where: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 West 16th St, NYC)
Who: Tommy Ramone, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Lenny Kaye, and Chris Stein
What: A discussion on the glorious heyday of New York punk and the impact their Jewish experience had on their music
Cost: $18 for the general public, $12 for students

New York City is universally acknowledged and rightly revered as the cradle of punk rock civilization. But it is safe to say that few are aware that many of punk's progenitors were Jewish - kids from the outer boroughs and far beyond who settled in Manhattan's East Village and forged a new world of sound, fury and humor at CBGB's and other downtown bars and clubs.

Much like their American and European Jewish forebears, these pioneer punks both reflected and redefined the culture of their day heritage to create a dynamic new art form. In the process, they birthed an aesthetic that continues to influence not only music but the visual arts, literature, fashion and language.

In this forum, four Jewish punk rock fathers - Ramones founder and original drummer Tommy Ramone (born Tamas Erdelyi), Dictators singer and radio personality Handsome Dick Manitoba (Richard Blum), Patti Smith guitarist and journalist Lenny Kaye, and Blondie co-founder and guitarist Chris Stein - will convene at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 W. 16th St in NYC) on Thursday, June 11th, to discuss the glorious heyday of New York punk, the arc of their individual careers, and the impact their Jewish experience has had on their music.

* Curated by Guitar World Magazine editor Richard Bienstock, this event is open to the public.

Ramones - Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction (March 2002)

Uncle Monk - 2009 Tour Dates
May 19th - Joey Ramone B'day Bash at Irving Plaza - New York NY
Jun 10th - Banjo Jim's - New York NY
Jun 21st - Local 269 - New York NY with Radio I-Ching
Jun 30th - The Cantab Lounge - Cambridge MA
Jul 11th - Alchemy - Woodstock NY
Aug 14th - The Record Collector - Bordentown NJ with Travis Wetzel Trio
Oct 24th - Swallow Hill Music Association Denver CO

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Comments (20)

Who the hell is Death? Clearly not the 80's / 90's Florida death metal pioneers whose singer died of cancer in 2001.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:09 PM

Teh RaMEHns

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:12 PM

"Who the hell is Death? Clearly not the 80's / 90's Florida death metal pioneers whose singer died of cancer in 2001."

No, it's not Chuck Schuldiner's band. It's a punk/rock band from the early '70s. But it's not really that band either, it's just the singer of that band backed by his son's band Rough Francis.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:14 PM

Y'all wrong. Death are the Hackney brothers of the 70's from Detroit. As in that EP that was just reissued. Sheesh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:46 PM

The Ramones were one of the best bands ever.

Posted by Dan | May 19, 2009 4:05 PM

If Joey were alive today, he would be rocking out to the Black Crows!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:09 PM

"Y'all wrong. Death are the Hackney brothers of the 70's from Detroit. As in that EP that was just reissued. Sheesh."

Sheesh yourself. That is the band I am talking about. David Hackney is dead, you really weren't expecting the Hackney brothers to show up, did you? Sheesh. The show tonight is basically Bobby Hackney with his sons' band Rough Francis backing him up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:10 PM

David Hackney is not dead. He is designing Todd P's new sound system for the BBQ backyard so for those of us who dont go we can be certain that the sound is ZOMG PHENOMENAL

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:15 PM

I knew Joey Ramone was Jewish, didn't know Tommy was too...

More 70's NYC punk Jews:

Richard Hell
Sylvain Sylvain
Alan Vega + Martin Rev

And the papa of all NYC punk Jews, Lou Reed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:19 PM

Chris RObinson from the Black Crows is Jewish too. Rich Robinson is not.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:28 PM

crowes.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:30 PM

They changed it from Crowes to Crows so the fans wouldn't know theyre Jewish

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:34 PM

Happy Birthday Joey-Long live the King.

And major shout out to Mickey Leigh for keeping it alive...you're awesome

Posted by smack | May 19, 2009 5:03 PM

wasn't Richard Christie in Death for a while??

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 6:52 PM

Jeff Stryker >>>>>>> Jeff Hyman

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 8:19 PM

Mickey Leigh? wtf?. how is he keeping anything alive. fuck him. the ramones music will live on and he's got nothing to do with it. the entire world knows who the ramones are just fine without Mickey Leigh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 4:15 AM

The band Death is Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney, and Bobby Duncan, Jr.

Rough Francis is Bobby Hackney, Jr. , Jewels Hackney, Urian Hackney, Steve Williams, and Dylan Giambatista.

These are two separate bands who performed live (and did a song together)

Posted by Taste | May 20, 2009 11:38 AM

Death for a while

Posted by H.264 Converter | October 29, 2009 11:54 AM

I would like to propose not to hold off until you earn enough amount of cash to buy all you need! You should just get the personal loans or student loan and feel comfortable

Posted by MarciButler27 | May 17, 2012 3:30 AM

I crew up listing to the Hackney brothers in the 70s. Bobby, David and Dannis were excellent artist

Posted by Dino | January 30, 2013 2:54 PM

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