Joey Ramone

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Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone circa 1980
Background information
Birth name Jeffry Ross Hyman
Also known as Joey Ramone
Born May 19, 1951(1951-05-19)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Died April 15, 2001(2001-04-15) (aged 49)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, drums, percussion, guitar
Years active 1972–2001
Labels Sire, Radioactive
Associated acts Ramones, Sibling Rivalry, Sniper (American band)
Website joeyramone.com

Joey Ramone (born Jeffery Hyman, May 19, 1951April 15, 2001) was an American punk musician and founder member of the Ramones, in which he was lead singer, along with Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone, and Johnny Ramone.

Joey Ramone's mother encouraged both his and his brothers' interests in music. He was a fan of The Beatles, The Who, Iggy and The Stooges and David Bowie, among other bands. He was also a fan of Phil Spector produced records as well. He took up the drums at 13 and played throughout his teen years. He idolized Pete Townshend of the Who.

Joey Ramone died at the age of 49 on April 15, 2001 of lymphoma.