1) BASIC AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Phoenix
Books & Audio company released officially on June 1, 2009 book
called Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones Years) by
his ex-wife Vera Davies (writer name: Vera Ramone King).
Poisoned Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones Years) has 256
pages and it is an hard cover book.
Book was published in scheluded time even in mid April, 2009, was
told, release might be postponed or cancelled, because executor of Dee
Dee Ramone's estate has gone to court to stop publication of a book.
Ira Herzog says Vera violated an agreement to let him review and change
anything she wrote about the bassist. Read
one interview here released in September, 2009.
In October 2011, Vera informed me.
- My book is also on Kindle, Nook, I think I-Pad and will soon be
available for download in Italian and Spanish, I'm told, wrote Vera in
October 27, 2011.
Buy Kindle version of
Heart: I Married Dee Dee Ramone (The Ramones Years) here (you can choose there hardcover or Kindle edition).
In late October, 2011, Vera also wrote Marky Ramone had invited
her to Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg show in New York. She attended it. She
hadn't been in any Ramones related show since Dee Dee left the Ramones
- The show was an absolute treat for me and after SO many years, I
wasn't sure how I was going to react to seeing the band playing Ramones
songs without our original boys. I was loving every minute of it and I
hope that all three (Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee) all feel that Marky is
keeping the flame, wrote Vera to me in October 27, 2011.
So in addition to Marky, also other surviving members are doing shows
(Tommy, Richie and CJ).
Photo caption: Photo of Dee Dee and Vera is taken in
Germany in mid 80's by great Ramones fan and photographer Lothar Felkel
who knew Dee Dee well. Photo is also
in my second book Rock In Peace:
Dee Dee And Joey Ramone.
2) Many of you fans does remember Keith Green and his classic Dee
Dee Ramone photos from 1993. Keith Green wrote to me that one of those
his photos of Dee Dee on the balcony with guitar in Chelsea Hotel is
included to Vera's book. Also Keith wrote that his five
never-before-seen portraits of Vera in 2007 are featured on the
insides. Keith writes following:
"Vera truly peels back the curtains in her exciting yet tumultuous
memories while reliving the wild side of the '70s punk extravaganza
through the eyes and heart of a punk bride. A real lesson in passion and
3) Comments by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom
"As one who was really there and lived to tell the tale, Vera Ramone has
written a beautifully tragic love story about her life with Dee Dee
Ramone and the band. It's all here, sex and drugs and rock and roll and
death. Vera's book is a great read, a real page turner and hey, Daddy-O,
it's all true.