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Happy birthday, Joey Ramone

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Joey Ramone during a concert with his band, Ramones

Joey Ramone during a concert with his band, Ramones

Happy birthday Joey Ramone...
Born Jeffrey Ross Hyman on May 19, 1951 in Forest Hills, Queens New York, US (died : April 15 2001), Joey Ramone was a musician and singer-songwritter best known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. Being the frontan of the Ramones as well as his particular voice and his attitude made him a countercultural icon.
He grew up in Forest Hills (Queens, New York) where him and his future bandmates (Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone) attended Forest Hills High School.
He was a fan of David Bowie, The Who, The Beatles and The Stooges among other bands. He shares a birthday with his idol, Pete Townshend of The Who.
When he was 13, he started to play the drums and played during his teenage.
In 1972, he started singing the glam punk band Sniper. He played with Sniper until he was replaced by Alan Turner in early 1974.
In 1974, Hyman co-founded the Ramones with his friends John Cummings (Johnny Ramone) and Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone). They all took stage names and used Ramone as their surname (which is a referrence to a story saying that Paul McCartney used the stage name Paul Ramon during the Beatles early days, when the band was using the name the Silver Beetles.)
Initially, Dee Dee was the original vocalist and Joey was the drummer. Thomas Erdelyi, their manager, suggested Joey switch to vocals. Erdelyi eventually became the band's drummer after a series of unseccessful auditions. He took the name of Tommy Ramone.
After a tour with Lollalooza music festival, the band played their final show and disbanded (1996).
The Ramones were inducted to the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001.
The Ramones were voted the second greatest rock and roll band ever in Spin, in 2002 (The Beatles were voted first).
After a seven-year battle, Joey died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001.
Rock in Peace Joey!

Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone

[ french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Joey Ramone ...
Né Jeffrey Ross Hyman le 19 Mai 1951 à Forest Hills, Queens New York, US (décédé le 15 Avril 2001), Joey Ramone était un musicien, chanteur et auteur-compositeur plus connu en tant que chanteur du groupe de punk rock les Ramones. Etre le chanteur des Ramones ainsi que sa voix particulière et son attitude ont fait de lui une icone de la contreculture.
Il grandit dans Forest Hills (Queens, New York) où lui et ses futures camarades de groupe (Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone) allèrent à la Forest Hills High School.
Il était fan de David Bowie, The Who, The Beatles et The Stooges ainsi que d'autres groupes. Il partage sa date d'anniversaire avec son idole, Pete Townshend des Who.
Quand il avait 13 ans, il commença à jouer de la batterie et en joua durant son adolescence.
En 1972, il commença à chanter dans le groupe de glam punk Sniper. Il joua avec Sniper jusqu'à-ce qu'il fut remplacé par Alan Turner début 1974.
En 1974, Hyman cofonda les Ramones avec ses amais John Cummings (Johnny Ramone) et Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone). Ils prirent tous des noms de scène et utilisèrent Ramone comme nom de famille (il s'agit d'une référence à une histoire disant que durant les débuts des Beatles, quand ils s'appelaient encore The Silver Beetles, Paul McCartney utilisait Paul Ramon comme nom de scène).
Au début, Dee Dee était le chanteur et Joey jouait la batterie. Thomas Erdelyi, leur manager, sugèra de faire chanter Joey. Après une série d'auditions sans succès, Erdelyi devint le batteur du groupe et prit le nom de Tommy Ramone.
Après une tournée avec le festival de musique Lollalooza, le groupe joua son dernier concert et se sépara (1996).
Les Ramones furent introduits au Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame en 2001.
En 2002, le magazine Spin vota les Ramones deuxième plus grand groupe de tous les temps (les Beatles occupent la première position).
Le 15 Avril 2001 au New York-Presbyterian Hospital, après une bataille de sept ans, Joey décéda d'un lymphome.
Chante en paix, Joey ! ]

Joey Ramone - credit: Jeffrey Mayer Wire Image

Joey Ramone - credit: Jeffrey Mayer Wire Image

Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone

Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone

Joey Ramone - 1976 - photo by Jenny Lens

Joey Ramone - 1976 - photo by Jenny Lens

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - photo by Laura Levine

Joey Ramone - 1981 - credit: GODLIS

Joey Ramone - 1981 - credit: GODLIS

Joey Ramone - photo by Dawkeye

Joey Ramone - photo by Dawkeye

Joey Ramone - January 31, 1978  The Ramones, San Francisco, California

Joey Ramone - January 31, 1978 The Ramones, San Francisco, California

Joey Ramone - 1978

Joey Ramone - 1978

Joey Ramone - 1976 - on stage with Johnny Ramone

Joey Ramone - 1976 - on stage with Johnny Ramone

The Ramones: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone & Dee Dee Ramone

The Ramones: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone & Dee Dee Ramone

Joey Ramone - 1975 - Debbie Harry and Dee Dee Ramone

Joey Ramone - 1975 - Debbie Harry and Dee Dee Ramone

Joey Ramone and Debbie Harry photographed by Roberta Bayley, 1975

Joey Ramone and Debbie Harry photographed by Roberta Bayley, 1975

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