Joey Ramone (born Jeffery Hyman, May 19, 1951 – April 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 circa 1980
|Birth name||Jeffry Ross Hyman|
|Also known as||Joey Ramone|
|Born||May 19, 1951|
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 2001 (aged 49)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, percussion, guitar|
|Associated acts||Ramones, Sibling Rivalry, Sniper (American band)|
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.