Joey Ramone

Famed just as much for his leather jacket, ripped jeans, giant sunglasses and mop of dark grungy hair as his youthful bleat, Joey Ramone became the archetypal street punk as the frontman of rock and roll revolutionaries ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1951 in Forest Hills, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (11)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

("I Wanna Be Sedated") (Song)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

("I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)") (Song Performer)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

("I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)") (Song)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 (Movie)

("Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)") (Song Performer)

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

("Blitzkrieg Bop") (Song)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

("Cretin Hop") (Song)

Accepted 2006 (Movie)

("Blitzkreig Bop") (Song)

Clean 2006 (Movie)

("Mr Punchy") (Song)

100 Most Irresistible Women 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

("What A Wonderful World") (Song Performer)

Roadkill 1989 (Movie)

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Actor (9)

100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Rinse 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lifestyles of the Ramones 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Roadkill 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Famed just as much for his leather jacket, ripped jeans, giant sunglasses and mop of dark grungy hair as his youthful bleat, Joey Ramone became the archetypal street punk as the frontman of rock and roll revolutionaries The Ramones. Widely acknowledged as the Godfather of the genre, Ramone initially began his career as a drummer before replacing Ramones bandmate Dee Dee on vocals in a move which would eventually help propel the group from the underground clubs of New York to the periphery of the mainstream. Although the group never reached any higher than No. 44 on the Billboard charts, their raucous energy, infectious three-chord songs and rapid-fire live performances unarguably defined the punk movement. Making the most of his limited vocal range, Ramone was an integral part of their cult success, his effortlessly cool and melodic croon providing a welcome alternative to the more abrasive snarls favoured by the countless punk rockers who followed in his wake. Alongside guitarist Johnny, Joey was the only Ramone to last the entire course of the band's 22-year-run, and later achieved critical acclaim as a solo artist with two posthumous records released after his untimely death in 2001.

Relationships

Linda Daniele

Companion
First met when the Ramones were playing CBGB in their early days. Began dating after reconnecting in Los Angeles Broke up when Johnny Ramone began pursuing her; the bandmates' friendship was permanently ruined by the split.

Noel Hyman

Father

Charlotte Hyman

Mother

Mickey Leigh Actor

Brother

Milestones

2012

Ramones were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

2002

First solo album Don't Worry About Me was released posthumously

1996

Ramones broke up

1982

First recording outside the Ramones, a cover of Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" recorded with Holly Beth Vincent, is released as a single.

1980

Phil Spector-produced End of the Century is released, featuring the single "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"

1979

Stars in Allan Arkush's comedy "Rock 'n' Roll High School"

1976

Debut album Ramones is released, featuring signature song "Blitzkrieg Bop"

1974

Co-founds the Ramones.

Bonus Trivia

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In 1985, Ramone joined the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Keith Richards in Steven Van Zandt’s Artists United Against Apartheid, a music industry activist group which campaigned against South Afric'’s Sun City resort.

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On November 30, 2003, the block of East 2nd Street in New York City where Ramone once lived, was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. In 2010, its official sign was reported as being New York's most stolen.

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Ramone has been paid tribute to in several songs including Blondie's "Hello Joe," Social Distortion's "Don't Take Me For Granted," Sleater-Kinner's "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" and The Corin Tucker Band's "Joey."

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