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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Remembering the Ramones on Joey's Birthday


We gladly interrupt Punk Turns 30's salute to the ladies of punk rock to remember the departed members of the Ramones.

Today is Joey Ramone's birthday, and for the past six years, since his passing in April 2001, his brother, Mickey Leigh, a rock n roller himself (The Rattlers!) has promoted a concert to celebrate his celebrated brother. Its always sold out, and for good reason. We love the Ramones, and Joey was a lovable icon for generations. 2007 marks the 7th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash.

Not much to say.... just enjoy these images of Joey from 1977.

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Joey Ramone with Georgia Satellites

Joey Ramone joins the Georgia Satellites onstage at NYC's Irving Plaza in December 1988 for a guest vocal on his own "I Wanna Be Sedated."

Joey Ramone & Rick Richards

Backstage with Satellites guitar player Rick Richards.

David & Syl

The New York Dolls will be headlining 2007's Joey Ramone Birthday Bash.

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And Elvis Ramone aka Clem Burke, seen here with Sylvain Sylvain will be in the house!

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Clem in 1978 - ALWAYS a Ramones fan!

Let's remember Johnny and Dee Dee too.

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And let's celebrate the hell out of Tommy Ramone, still with us and going strong, mixing punk rock and blue grass with his Uncle Monk!

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reminder: you can buy just about any photo on including these fab Ramones images!

June 6, 2007 - this just in! If you missed this fabulous show, you can read all about it and see photos/coverage at Thirsty Magazine.