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Hey Ho, He’s Gone: Farewell Joey Ramone — 1951-2001

Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, 21 April 2001

The true heroes of rock and roll are always the freaks and the geeks. Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Hyman on May 19, 1951, was both. What self-respecting rock fan will ever forget the first time they a) heard his weird male-girl-group burble of a voice and b) laid eyes on his daft leather-denim beanpole frame, his eyes behind little shades and curtained by a stoner fringe of black hair?

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