OUR HERO AND BELOVED JOEY RAMONE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 15, 2001, BUT HE IS FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS....

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1) You can read details of Joey's debut solo album Don't Worry About Me here (2002)
and of his 2nd solo album ...Ya Know? here (2012).

3) Read more details of my Ramones memorial books:
A) Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives. (2009)
B) Heaven Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone (2002)
and C) Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone (2004)






JOEY RAMONE'S 63ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK ON MAY 19, 2014.

14th Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is at The Bowery Electric, New York, USA, in Joey's birthday, May 19, 2014. CJ Ramone confirmed me on his message that he will be on tour in May 19, 2014, so he won't attend. I announced big list of artists before Joey's brother Mickey in April 8, 2014, as many people outside of USA has been waiting information if they do or not book flights to New York because of event.

Artists are: Joey Ramone Tribute band featuring Cheetah Chrome (The Dead Boys), Glen Matlock (ex-Sex Pistols etc.) and Mickey Leigh.
Other artists and groups performing are: Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), The Gobshites, The Independents, David Peel, The A-Bones, Heap and The Bullys. Probably more will be announced.
So the bash will be underneath the Joey Ramone Place street sign at the Bowery Electric in New York, USA. Mickey makes big work to get event together. Age limit +21, tickets in advance 25$ and from door 30$.
I will attend event and I will have with me from my books Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives (2009) and Heaven Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone (2002).
Last year Joey Ramone Birthday Bash was the first time at the Bowery Electric and it was much more crowded than in last few years before. Venue was one big reason for that. Of the Ramones members Tommy Ramone and Richie Ramone were at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in 2011, Tommy Ramone in 2012 and CJ Ramone in 2013. See here some comments of 2013 event and here my long report from 2012.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is organized every year in May 19, after our Joey passed away on April 15, 2001.





JOEY RAMONE'S 62ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK ON MAY 19, 2013.

Joey Ramone Birthday Bash was organized also this year on May 19, 2013. Venue is under the Joey Ramone Place sign, at The Bowery Electric, New York, NY, Bowery, USA.
See comments by Andy Shernoff, Jiro Okabe, Adele Holzman and Joe Finnegan here, 1-2-3-4.

I was afraid that last year we experienced last Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. Not too many of Ramones fans will know how big work it is to organize. There are many things in a background. Anyway, Joey's brother Mickey Leigh confirmed to me personally Joey Ramone Birthday Bash being again on Joey's (and mine) birthday, May 19, 2013. Joey turns then 62 years.
- There will be history in the making at this year's Birthday Bash, Mickey hinted in early 2013 and referred to he and CJ Ramone being on stage for the first time together.
Is that really the making history? Richie Ramone and Marky Ramone has also brothers.
In March, 2013, CJ Ramone confirmed to me that he is playing at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash on May 19, 2013. In May 5, 2013, I confirmed if he plays twice that night: with his band and in Joey Ramone Friends set.
- Yes, I am scheduled to play at Joey's birthday party with my band and with the All Star band. I am looking forward to it!, wrote CJ.
In April were announced these artists playing in Joey Ramone Tribute band: CJ, Walter Lure (The Waldos/ Heartbreakers), Al Maddy, Andy Shernoff, John Xavier (The Nightcaps), Walt Stack (The Bullys), Mickey Leigh...
CJ Ramone will also play a set with his band. Other artists include The Independents (Joey was kind of The Independents manager and performed often with them), Heap, Ingrid and the Defectors and The Sic F*cks.
Hosts John Holmstrom and Pete Aschner.

Buy tickets here, admission is 20 US$ advance, 25US$ day of show. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show will begin at 7pm. Age limit: 21 years.
This is first Joey Ramone Birthday Bash where CJ is playing. There are many reason for that why it is not happened earlier. CJ Ramone has played in some other Joey memorials, like at the CBGB's on May 19, 2002. Event was then organized by Ramones artist director Arturo Vega.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is organized every year in May 19, after our Joey passed away on April 15, 2001.





JOEY RAMONE'S 61ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK ON MAY 19, 2012.

Read and see material of my trip to Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, click here.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in 2012 was again at Joey's birthday May 19, 2012 (and mine birthday). Event was celebrated the May 22nd, 2012, release of Joey Ramone's 2nd full length album, ...Ya Know?
Entire album was played at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at live by the artists who plays on it, around half of them attended and rocked at the event. Of the Ramones members only Richie Ramone plays on album and he had no chance to attend event.
Ramones' founding member, first manager and first drummer Tommy Ramone attended event. Tommy Ramone played and sang in Waiting For That Railroad song. Tommy did a great job again.
Some other artists who performed songs from Joey Ramone's ...Ya Know? album:
Joey Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh, album main producer (and who has produced Ramones albums as well) Ed Stasium, Richie Stotts, Ross the Boss, Thunderbolt Patterson, Jean Beauvoir, Al Maddy, Joey Lanz, Walt Stack, Yoav, Alex Holyboy, Tish & Snooky, Tina Ingrid, Louisa Bradshaw, Amy Hartman...

Bands rocking at the event were Ivan Julian, The Bullys, The Brats, The Threads and The Indecent. The Gobshites had to cancel because one member was sick.
Joey wanted and loved to promote smaller bands, so Mickey was carrying torch great way also this year.

Venue was The Studio at Webster Hall in New York. Event wasn't sold-out.
Tickets were 40 dollars, and included admission into the event, a copy of ...Ya Know? album (some were signed by some of the performers) , and an official Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2012 T-shirt.
So attendees of the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash received the album before it was in stores. Doors were open at 7PM. Tickets got on sale Saturday, March 3rd at 10AM.
There was an exclusive joeyramone.com fan pre-sale on Friday, March 2nd between 12PM and 11:59PM, and there was instructions on how you can get your tickets before anyone else.
You can buy tickets here.
All profit goes to cancer research. (Updated: April 30, 2012)

PRE-MEETING AT MANITOBAS ON MAY 19, 2012:
This year we had pre-meeting at Manitobas bar, owned by Dictators' singer Handsome Dick Manitoba.
Idea was mine and there were also other fans from Europe, in addition to lot USA fans.
Manitobas: Manitobas homepage.
Address: 99 Avenue B (Btwn 6th & 7th Street), New York. NY.
Phone: (212) 982-2511





JOEY RAMONE'S 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK ON MAY 19, 2011.

I COMPOSED FIVE SETS OF PHOTOS OF THE JOEY BIRTHDAY BASH 2011. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS AND STORY.

HERE IS ONE PHOTO SET IN RIGHT, IT HAS TOMMY RAMONE (TOP RIGHT AND TOP LEFT), RICHIE STOTTS (2ND MOST LEFT), IN A BIG PHOTO DRUMMER RICHIE RAMONE, AL MADDY, ANDY SHERNOFF ETC. AND ED STASIUM (BOTTOM LEFT).

IN NEXT PHOTO SETS YOU CAN FIND PHOTOS OF JOEY'S BROTHER MICKEY LEIGH, BEBE BUELL, RICHARD LLOYD, HUGH CORNWELL, FRANK FERRER ETC.


BACKGROUND DETAILS:
Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash, 60th birthday celebration was on May 19, 2011. Event was again at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.

We fans had meeting (my idea) at a great pub called Nevada Smiths. Nevada Smiths was only three blocks away from Irving Plaza. Address: 74th Third Avenue (between 11th & 12th).
Ramones' fan Andy Cintron (Brooklyn, NYC) gave advice of that place where are shown especially lot soccer games during the weekends but at night it's music pub. He told main bartender Johnny Holmes is a Ramones fan! There was us fans from 5-6 different countries and also owner Paddy McCarthy was there. We got excellent service and really friendly Patty gave us fans special drink offers. Andy Cintron had his iPod, so Ramones music was playing while everybody was there.
I had there my Ramones books with me and also Hannu Jokinen of Woimasointu Records brought copies of solo singles by Ramones members and Dee Dee's Hop Around LP he has released.

As I said, Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is a memory event to our angel, and this was 11th time it was organised. Tickets got sale in early March and price through Live Nation was US$ 35.25.

"Joey's Ramone friends" set included musicians Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, Al Maddy, Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Richie Stotts (The Plasmatics), Ross The Boss (The Dictators), Ali McMordie (Stiff Little Fingers), Ed Stasium, Mickey Leigh, Walt Stack (The Bullys), George Tabb and Tush & Snooky (Sick F*cks).
There were some schedule changes and because of it Andy Hilfiger and Holly Beth Vincent did not appeared.
Mickey wrote to me already in early May 9th, how set include four songs from the upcoming 2nd Joey Ramone solo album.

Richard Lloyd did his set. Mickey had negotiated also with Hugh Cornwell best known for being the vocalist and guitarist for the The Stranglers from 1974 to 1990. By 1977 The Stranglers had secured a contract with the United Artists Records, they went on to become the highest selling band to emerge from the UK punk scene, with numerous hit singles and record album.
The Ramones played with The Stranglers at The Roundhouse, London, UK in 1977. Hugh has recorded many solos as well. Mickey wrote some details in April.
- Hugh Cornwell will be performing the classics that made that band legendary. Joining Hugh on drums is Elvis Ramone also, well known as Clem Burke of Blondie. On bass is Fish. Also will play Black 47, a revered NYC band Joey went to see frequently, and had even hoped to produce a record for, explains Mickey.
Also did play bands The Rattlers (Mickey's), Sunday Masquerade and The Indecent.
I do mention just in case, The Indecent is different band than The Independents who has played many times before at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash (and whom members Evil and Willy B were Joey's really close friends).
MC's: Steve Craig, Matt Pinfield and John Holmstrom.

I (Jari-Pekka) did celebrate my birthday 11th time at Joey's Birthday Bash. Joey and I share same birthday (May 19).
Read my previous picture-story reports: here is from 2010 and here is from 2009. (Updated: April 6, 2011)





Joey Ramone's 59th birthday celebration in New York (2010)

Joey Ramone's 59th birthday celebration was again in New York (2010). In January, 2010, Joey's brother Mickey Leigh confirmed Joey Ramone Birthday Bash being again on May 19th, 2010, once again at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is memory event to our angel. It is organised yearly since 2001. Every year on May 19th...

April 6th, 2010, I got confirmation from Richie Ramone, that he will be playing at this year's Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. And he did. Tommy Ramone had no chance to attend event this year. CJ Ramone and Marky Ramone won't play at the Birthday Bash.

Line-up in this year was:
* Friends of Joey Ramone set: 1) Richie Ramone, 2) Mickey Leigh, 3) Walter Lure, 4) Cheetah Chrome, 5) Jean Beauvoir, 6) George Tabb, 7) Ivan Julian 8) Al Maddy, 9) JP Thunderbolt, 10) Ed Stasium, 11) Walt Stack, 12) Dave Merrill, 13) Holly Beth Vincent etc.

* The Independents.
* Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social.
* Morningwood.
* Heap (band of David Merrill, Tim Heap, Frank Saitta and George Chambers).
* Spanking Charlene.
* Sic F*ucks.

* MC's: 1) Steve Craig, 2) Matt Pinfield and 3) Pete Ashner.
Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven) (as a MC) and HANK III (as a band) had to cancel their appearances.

Age limit was 16.
Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place. The club can easily be reached by subway (trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W to Union Square, also referred to as 14th Street).
Read picture-story report of my trip. Read and see it here.




MAIN HEADLINES

1) GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICE.. ***

2) JOEY'S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY... *** 3) JOEY'S 51ST BIRTHDAY BASH... ***
4) JOEY'S 52ND BIRTHDAY BASH... *** 5) JOEY'S 53RD BIRTHDAY BASH... ***

6) JOEY'S 54TH BIRTHDAY BASH *** 7) JOEY'S 55TH BIRTHDAY BASH ***
8) JOEY'S 56TH BIRTHDAY BASH *** 9) JOEY'S 57TH BIRTHDAY BASH ***

10) JOEY'S 58TH BIRTHDAY BASH *** 11) JOEY'S 59TH BIRTHDAY BASH ***

12) MARKY'S INTERVIEW *** 13) SOME SELECTED ARTICLE-LINKS *** 14) CBGB-MEMORY... ***

15) SOME TRIBUTES FOR THE JOEY *** 16) TRIBUTE-CONCERTS FOR JOEY (18 COUNTRIES) ***

17) U2'S BONO AND THE RAMONES 18) SOME SELECTED COMMENTS FROM ARTISTS ABOUT JOEY ***

19) CONGRESSMAN GARY ACKERMAN'S PROCLAMATION TO JOEY ***

20) INFORMATION BEFORE JOEY PASSED AWAY *** 21) YOUR MEMORY TEXTS FOR THE JOEY


SOME NOTES:

1) YOU CAN DO A CHARITABLE DONATION:
Cure For Lymphoma Foundation
ATT: Barbara Freundlich
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
"In Memory of Joey Ramone"
2) Vultures landed then quickly and are still here, example on Ebay some people are making money with Joey's death. TRUE Ramones fans NOT to bid on this stuff and make these assholes money. Respect Joey and Ramones. Beat the bastards with yout comments!
3) Like you can imagine, I got daily hundreds e-mails. I've always - 5,5 years - coded my page alone "without wage" and after Joey's passing I've worked mostly all freetime without breaks (after studies, jobs..). Please patience with answers.
4) I wanna publicy to say special thanks for lovely persons like CELINE RAMONE, BABI RAMONE, RANDY CARRINGTON AND HER WIFE SHAZZ, GEORGE TABB, DAVID KELLY AND JOHN HOLMSTROM.
All are old Ramones-fans and they have seen countless amount of different Ramones-gigs. Celine and Babi lives in New York -area. Celine left 3 red roses at CBGB's for Joey. One from her, one from her friend and one from me. Thanks Celine, it was so sweet and affecting act. She also sent for me some months ago really fabulous Ramones-packet, like a thanks of my page and all gig info etc.
I can't say how many times Babi has helped me and gave infos, so we all are really thankful for her. Probably many of you know her, that fabulous lady of happiness. Randy offered really friendly chance that I got chance to stay on his and his wife's Shazz's hotel room when they were in NY during Joey's birthday party. They're always travelled from Canada to see their idols.
I couldn't get chance to take part for Joey's memorial night at the CBGB's show on April 30. There were speeches and George Tabb mentioned my name, when they were thanking everyone for support over the years. During my Joey's 50th birthday -trip George asked me to sing Pinhead with his band Furious George. George was Joey's friend. It was great and later on that night I sang Blitzkrieg Bop with John Holmstrom (founder of the punk-magazine) etc.
I stay on David's house rest of my trip, until I came back to Finland May 30. David was really friendly and we had great time.



1) GENERAL INFORMATION, SERVICE....

It really
happened, what we all didn't want. We got shock treatment of the hell, but Joey is now in heaven.
April 15th, Joey Ramone passed away afternoon 2.40PM in New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was many weeks being treated for cancer. Arturo Vega wrote to me that Joey's loving family was there at his bedside. On his last moments Joey listened U2-song: In A Little While. Mickey was brought a copy of that latest U2 album: All That You Can't Leave Behind, which contain that song In A Little While.
- Just as the song finished, Joey finished, Joey's mother Charlotte told and continued.
- He's free now. He heard it and now he's gone. He was too, too young to go, but we'll always love him. People will never forget his music.

(Picture: Joey and his mom Charlotte, picture sended by Arturo)

Joey's funeral was a private family affair, April 17, two days after he passed away. It was a cold morning in Forest Hills, the New York City neighborhood where he grew up. Arturo helped Joey's family - his mother, Charlotte, brother Mickey, and Mickey's wife, Arlene - set up photo montages all around, and as the mourners filed in and saw the pictures, the gloomy silence was replaced with a warm murmur of recollection.

Services began at 12:30 in Schwartz Brothers Memorial Chapels with the reading of a psalm, and then Joey's brother Mickey took the podium. "I could talk about Joey all day," Mickey began, "but Joey could say it all in two minutes and ten seconds." Mickey used his 2:10 to talk about his big brother's strength in the face of adversity, and to express how much the last few months with Joey meant to him.

Johnny, Dee Dee and Marky couldn't be there, but Tommy, CJ and Richie were in attendance - a very bold and heartfelt move from Richie, who had been estranged from the other Ramones for years. Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, Joan Jett, and Ramones managers and label executives from every era also came to pay their respects to the King of Punk. Tuesday April 17, Marky was Howard Stern -show telling how sad he was about Joey's passing. Marky was as a special guest in Misfits 25th Anniversary -tour in April 18th, New York City Roseland. Marky dedicated the set to Joey. Also Marky Ramone & The Speedkings -album was dedicated to the memory of Joey!

In response to numerous inquiries, Charlotte has requested that anyone wishing to make donations in Joey's name earmark them "In Memory Of Jeff Hyman" and send them to New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, Box 123, New York, NY 10021.

Joey's solo album was released....
Also new Independents album Back From The Grave is out now. 15 songs produced by Joey Ramone and Daniel Rey. Contains two bonus live tracks- "Vampires From Outer Space" and "Garden of Serenity" which features Joey Ramone on vocals!



2) JOEY'S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY...

(Picture: Charlotte, Mickey and Uncle Floyd).
Arturo and Joey's family promised to Joey that he was going to have a 50 th. birthday party, May 19, 2001 (same birthday with me, J-P L-R).
"On April 15, our beloved Joey passed away. I lost a loving son, and Mickey lost his dear brother. In the weeks prior to his death, we often talked about his upcoming 50th birthday and Mickey and I promised him that on this very special birthday, we would throw the best and biggest birthday bash he ever had. He is going to have that party. It will be a celebration of his life and music and it's going to be a gas, said Joey's mother Charlotte Lesher.

"It's been a long, hard struggle. He fought it like a warrior for years," said Mickey Leigh.

This special Birthday Tribute was in New York City, Saturday evening, May 19th at Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street), a nice theater with a capacity for 3,200 people and for a very special evening of music and joy. The show runned for 4 hours from 8 to midnight.

(Picture: Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and Daniel Rey).
The Birthday Tribute featured musical performances by a bevy of internationally celebrated groups and performers. Cheap Trick, Blondie, Damned,
Independents, Bellvue (featuring ex-D Generation member Jesse Malin), Stop (featuring Joey's brother Mickey Leigh), and Leigh in tandem with Ramones producer Daniel Rey.
Bands like Cramps, Misfits were coming, but...

Cheap Trick was one of the Joey's favorite bands, they didn't cover any Ramones songs on birthday party, but they did play a set of songs Joey used to request when he would see the band, like Surrender which Joey once sang live with them.

Night also featured several short speeches by artists who were influenced by the Ramones, like after Independents Richard Hell took the microphone, declaring, "I never sniffed glue, but after listening to The Ramones, I felt like I had.". After Bellvue Lenny Kaye read a letter from the Phil Spector, and CBGB founder Hilly Kristal read a few heartfelt emails that he had received after Joey's death. Original Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone took the stage, reminding fans that the Ramones were really only "four kids from Forest Hills, Queens, who followed their dreams in music.". After Blondie John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil (Punk magazine founders) played phone messages that Joey had left them, pretty bad quality and chaotics, but still great... For my long review I write more of the Holmstrom. With Danny Fields I met shortly before he had to go and talk on stage after Cheap Trick. Danny also read messages from fans, but he was pretty aggressive... Also "Uncle Floyd" Vivino, "Rock'n'Roll High School" director Allan Arkush and Reprise Records president Howie Klein did a speeches on stage.

(Picture: Hilly Kristal)
During the night fans got chance to sing I Wanna Be Sedated, it was played instrumentally. At last was time for the cake, which was literally wheeled on to the stage where in pinheads (Ask and Tell) climbed out of it. Then was started cake and muffin fight. They were thrown from the stage to audience.

Also were featured many videotaped tributes, from Metallica's James and Lars, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and his ex-wife Linda, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, New York DJ Vin Scelsa, Joan Jett, former Talking Heads member Joey Harrison, Green Day, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillispie, Anthrax, and CNBC commentator Maria Bartiromo. Joey has recorded song of the Maria Bartiromo, he also played it at live on December's Continental-gig.

Reviews and pictures (some from me) etc. on official site and by Sherry Globman.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. birthday tribute show were on sale Monday (April 30) for $15. IT WAS SOLD OUT QUICKLY.









3) JOEY'S 51ST BIRTHDAY PARTIES...


Joey Ramone 51th birthday celebrations in May 19, 2002 in New York.


By Charlotte and Mickey:
Joey's mother Charlotte and brother Mickey organised also this year birthday celebration for Joey in May 19, at the Bowery Ballroom on Delancey street in Manhattan, NYC. Mickey wrote for me in advance:
- Proceeds are going to the Joey Ramone Cure For Lymphoma Foundation. Right now the only bands confirmed are the Ronnie Spector, and NYC band The Bullys. (Mickey wrote to me before following info:) The Bullys lost their guitar player Johnny Heff, a fireman, in the World Trade Center attack. I am filling in temporarily and will play with them at the B-Bash on May 19th. Thanks for your support in letting all Joey's fans know about it. We invite them all to once again share Joey's birthday with us, and to help each other through a day on which we all miss him so much, said Mickey.
Many, many other bands/artists also appeared, for example: Ronnie Spector, The Queers, The Independents, Furious George. Bash was open to 18 and over (originally it was to 21 years and older.)
Read
review of the night by Robert Lund and see pictures.

By Arturo Vega:
Arturo organised event for Joey in May 19, at the CBGB: "The Bowery Electric: A festival in tribute to Joey Ramone from his musical family, friends and fans". Arturo wrote for me in advance:
- This event is a tribute to Joey from his friends and fans, by that I mean the rank and file of Ramones fans, no big names, no celebrities, just fans having fun celebrating Joey's birthday.
There are at example Daniel Rey, Tommy Ramone, CJ Ramone, Marky Ramone, Jerry Only (Misfits), Dez Cadena (Black Flag), Evil Presly (Independents), Walter Lure (Heartbreakers), CJ's band Bad Chopper, Collider and Star Spangles. Night is hosted by Adam Roth and his cretin girls: Dr. Dot, Mistress Deborah and Abril.

Tickets are now on sale for this Bowery Electric Festival, tribute to Joey Ramone at the CBGB on May 19. You can get your ticket example through Ticketweb.com.
- It's also a song writing contest, an opportunity for all fans to write a song honoring Joey and the Ramones. The winner song will be as a B side on "The Bowery Electric" single released by ramonesworld.com (ex-officialramones.com). "The Bowery Electric" is the title of a song - a tribute to Joey Ramone from his musical family and friends, said Arturo.

In late April of 2001 Arturo Vega heard a song about Joey Ramone's passing which moved him deeply. The tune was called "The Bowery Electric," and it was written by a New York songwriter named Jed Davis.
In March, 2002, two historic recording sessions took place in secret. Tommy, Marky, CJ, Daniel, Jed Davis, and Arturo met at Loho Studios on Clinton Street and fired up "The Bowery Electric":
Tommy Ramone: producer, percussion
Marky Ramone: drums
CJ Ramone: bass
Daniel Rey: guitars
Jed Davis: vocals, keyboards
Arturo Vega: executive producer
YOU CAN LISTEN SONG NOW AT WWW.RAMONESWORLD.COM (EX-WWW.OFFICIALRAMONES.COM)!

Arturo invited bands/ people to participate to enter the contest and write a song in honor of Joey or The Ramones. Deadline was April 23, 2002. Accepted were invited to perform the night of the Festival at CBGB. Accepted bands are: Goin' Places, Lone Angel, Matt Star, Voltage, The Grimmies, The Kowalskis, Wax.On Wax.Off, Meat Depressed, Mensch and The Discontents.
Jury is: Chris Stein (Blondie), Dr. Donna Gaines, Steven Sebring, Danny Fields, Calle von Schewen (White Jazz).
There will also be a popular vote winner chosen by the live audience.

Dee Dee is contributing the artwork for the packaging of the single. Lot Dee Dee's paintings will be exhibited at the CBGB Gallery, told Arturo.
MORE INFO HERE





4) Joey Ramone's 52rd birthday celebration in New York on May 16, 2003.


On Friday, May 16, at Webster's Hall 125 E.11th @ 4th Ave. NYC
Tickets: $25.00 which includes Birthday Bash giveaways. Charge tickets by phone: (212) 307 7171, or by online: www.ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster outlets. Also you can go into great Wowsville Records at 2nd Avenue (off St. Marks Place) in NYC and buy your tickets there.
Admission: 18+, 21 to drink. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Confirmed Headliners:
Misfits with Marky Ramone
Rocket From The Crypt
+ Marky will play also with other bands....
+ Added: Tommy Ramone! Tommy will be performing "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" with Richie Stotts, Andy Shernoff, and Mickey Leigh.

Openers (subject to change):
The Bullys, Collider, Coyote Shivers, 5-Cent Deposit, The Sick ****s, The Slashtones, Richie Stotts (Plasmatics), Suffragette and Independents.

Special Appearances By:
P.J. Soles (Riff Randall in Rock N Roll High School)
Dean Hagland (one of the Lone Gunman in the X-Files who made that speech about Joey in the last season - also known as the T-Shirt Guy cause he always wore Ramones T-shirts)

Also Appearing:
Coney Island Sidesh0w Freaks
Pinhead Pipers (from Queens)
Rare Joey video footage

MC's:
Matt Pinfield
George Tabb


5) Joey Ramone's 53nd birthday celebration in New York


Check out picture-story-report
of my latest trip to New York. Thanks for all lovely people I met, I miss you...

Joey's brother Mickey informed that Joey's next Birthday Bash is at Irving Plaza on Wednesday May 19, 2004. SHOW IS SOLD-OUT. Tickets were on sale at www.Irvingplaza.com. Tickets were 20 US$. Irving Plaza is an ALL AGES venue. You must get a wrist band and prove that you are 21 or older to drink. If you are under 16 years old, you MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Night is filled with really special way again. We're A Happy Family line-up contains for example Marky Ramone on drums and Andy Shernoff on bass. They has special guests like Tommy Ramone, and Cheetah Chrome and Jeff Magnum of the Dead Boys are doing Sonic Reducer etc. and also Richard Lloyd of the Television and Walter Lure of Heartbreakers will join them etc.
Other groups are Dickies, Supersuckers and Alkaline Trio.
Also special performances by The Sick Fucks, Bebe Buell, The Lucky Devil Circus and Coney Island Sideshow.
Birthday celebration begins with The Slashtones: Harry Slash and special guest musicians including Joey's pal and collaborator, saxist Arno Hecht ("The Uptown Horns"); backing vocals by porn star Jasmine St.Claire and Pro Wrestler "The Blue Meanie".
PJ Soles, aka Riff Randall from Rock & Roll High School, has promised she's coming to celebrate with us this year. Also Little Steven etc. They'll be making an apppearance and signing T-shirts which will auction off with 100% proceeds going to Lymphoma research.

(Photo on right: Joey's brother Mickey Leigh and Andy Shernoff).

SCHEDULE OF THE NIGHT:
08:00-08:15 Doors open - Video by George Seminara
08:15-08:25 The Slashtones
08:25-08:33 Video by George Seminara
08:33-08:35 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
08:35-08:45 Sic F**ks
08:45-08:47 Lucky Devil Circus & Coney Island Sideshow on lip of stage
08:47-08:53 Video by George Seminara
08:53-08:55 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
08:55-09:05 Bebe Buell
09:05-09:13 Video by George Seminara
09:13-09:15 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
09:15-09:25 Richard Lloyd
09:25-09:33 Video by George Seminara
09:33-09:35 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
09:35-09:50 Lucky Devil Circus & Coney Island Sideshow
09:50-09:58 Video by George Seminara
09:58-10:00 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
10:00-10:30 The Supersuckers
10:30-10:35 Video by George Seminara leading into PJ Soles
10:35-10:38 PJ Soles on lip of stage
10:38-10:40 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
10:40-11:10 The Dickies
11:10-11:18 Video by George Seminara
11:18-11:20 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
11:20-12:00 Alkaline Trio
12:00-12:08 Video by George Seminara
12:08-12:10 MCs; Matt Pinfield & or Little Steven on lip of stage
12:10-12:40 The Friends Of Joey Ramone w/Marky Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Walter Lure, Andy Shernoff, and Al Maddy.
12:40-12:45 Bag pipers - Sedated Theme
12:45-01:00 Doors open - Video by George Seminara
01:00 16 + Curfew




6) Joey Ramone's 54th birthday celebration in New York

Joey Ramone's 54th birthday celebration was in New York on May 19, 2005. It's Thursday and venue was Irving Plaza, NYC. Doors were open 8:00 ->
Ticket's were 25US$, event was sold-out already in advance!

Bands/ artists who were playing/singing: Marky Ramone, Andy Shernoff from the Dictators, Joey's brother Mickey Leigh, Ronnie Spector, The Bouncing Souls, The Slashtones, Mr. Impatient, Lazy Suns, Suffrajett, The Waldos, The Lucky Devil Circus Sideshow, The Saints, Al Maddy (who played in Joey's solo album), Sean Pierce from the Toilet Boys, Theo from the Lunachicks, Ivan Julian from the Voidoids, Sonny Vincent, Joe McGinty, Russell Wolinsky + Tish & Snooky from the Sic Fucks and Arno Jecht from the Uptown Horns etc.
George Seminara was prepping some great new video - and stuff was given away by our generous sponsors. MC was again Matt Pinfield. Do you wanna see cool photos?,
click here, photos are by Josie Montserrat.

There was also an art sale this year at CBGB's gallery during May 14th - June 3rd, titled The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Art Extravaganza, including Joey related artwork made specifically for this event by (also something by Joey Ramone and Dee Dee) James Rizzi, John Holmstrom, Joey's mother Charlotte Lesher, Liz McGrath, Jorden Haley, Tish Bellomo, Shepard Fairey, Jim Laurie, Lene Leigh, Kalle Taivainen... etc.

As always 100% proceeds from all events goes to Lymphoma Research.

Check out picture-story report of my trip in NYC and Toronto in May, 2005




7) Joey Ramone's 55th birthday celebration in New York

The sixth annual JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH took place at famed New York City venue Irving Plaza on what would have been JOEY's 55th birthday: Friday, May 19, 2006. Tickets began selling in November 2005, when word leaked out via the message board on the JOEY RAMONE website, www.joeyramone.com. BASH was sold out!

The first JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH was held just one month after the rock star lost his seven-year battle with lymphoma in April 2001. Living up to a promise made to the singer to celebrate his 50th birthday, JOEY's mother Charlotte Lesher and brother Mickey Leigh organized an all-star rock and roll party and have continued the tradition annually. All proceeds were donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Customarily, the BIRTHDAY BASH featured musical performances by a bevy of internationally acclaimed and up-and-coming artists, as well as screenings of rare and exclusive videos of JOEY and The Ramones. Richie Ramone made a long awaited appearance, performed at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash this year with a line-up that included Joey's friends Andy Shernoff, Cheetah Chrome, and appearances by Tommy Ramone, Richie Stotts, George Tabb, Bebe Buell, Jean Beauvoir, Joey Lanz and Walt Stack from the Bullys, and many more guests.

Also, on the bill are:
- The MC5/DKT... Due to Michael Davis' motorcycle accident on May 8, 2006, the planned DKT full-band performance at the show was modified. Wayne Kramer was performed with fellow musicians...
- Mindless Self Indulgence
- The Philistines featuring Glen Matlock of Sex Pistols
- The Alarm
- The Strokes
- Star Spangles
- The Threads
- The Lucky Devil Circus Sideshow
- Slashtones
- Tracy Thornton (Pan For Punks)

MC's:
Matt Pinfield and Little Steven.
Marky Ramone wasn't attending event due to a prior commitment. Marky said in April, 2006: "I know everyone will have a great time as usual, and the line-up for this year's show is great. Joey's brother Mickey did a gret job on this one. A lot of cool surprises."

In addition to the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, this year there was two separate photograph exhibit/sales to raise money for Lymphoma research. One was at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and feature, solely, the work of
Bob Gruen. There was an opening on May 20, at their new 116 Prince Street 2nd floor location.
The other was at CBGB's Gallery on May 12-13 and featured, contributions from George DuBose, David Godlis, Arturo Vega, John Nikolai, Danny Fields, Patty Heffley, George Seminara....; vintage Ramones photos from Tom Hearn; offerings from JoeyRamone.com visitors Maggie St. Thomas and Josie Monserrat, and many, many other great, well known photographers, and some candid, casual family/home shots as well. On May 12 it started at 7.

Tickets for the 2006 JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH were $25. Admission to the show was 16 years of age and up; doors were open at 8PM and the festivities begun at 9PM. Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place. The club can easily be reached by subway (trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W to Union Square, also referred to as 14th Street).

For press information, please contact ISL Public Relations, 212-541-7595, rsvp@islpr.com

Check out picture-story report of my trip in NYC in May, 2006.






8) Joey Ramone's 56th birthday celebration in New York

Our dear Joey Ramone was celebrating his 56th birthday on May 19, 2007. In this year day (May 19) was Saturday. Event was organised even Joey's and Mickey Leigh's (Mickey is Joey's brother) loved mother Charlotte Lesher passed away in January, 2007. The seventh Joey Ramone Birthday Bash was at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Tommy Ramone was performing. So many fans would have loved to see Richie Ramone playing also again. He did "comeback" in last year at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. Richie Ramone was coming again, but due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Richie wasn't unable to appear.
Elvis Ramone also played (better known as Clem Burke of The Blondie. Clem played two gigs as a Elvis Ramone in the Ramones after the Richie Ramone quit in 1987). Clem played in a new band called Slinky Vagabond which was also featuring the combined talents of Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, noted guitarist Earl Slick (David Bowie etc.) and Keanan Duffty.

Other artists/ performers included:
- Andy Shernoff, Al Maddy, Jayne County, George Tabb, Willie Nile.
- New York Dolls.
- The Chesterfield Kings.
- The Bullys.
- The Lucky Devil Sideshow Circus.
A special sneak peek at some footage from the upcoming Ramones live DVD was shown as well.
Tickets were sold through Ticketmaster. Tickets were only 25US$. Event was again sold-out!

To raise additional funds for cancer/lymphoma research, they were holding a raffle at the Bash, with prizes comprised of some of Joey's personal belongings. The grand Prize was a T-shirt from Joey Ramone's own collection! Second prize was five CD's from Joey Ramone's own collection.
Raffle tickets were priced at 2US$ per ticket and were available night of show. Tickets were also available at the following NYC locations (between May 10-17, 2007):
Trash and Vaudeville (St. Marks Place, NYC)
Niagara (112 Ave. at 7th St. NYC)
2A (25 Ave. A between 1st & 2nd St.)
Continental (25 Third Ave. nr. St. Marks Place)

Check out picture-story report of my trip in NYC, San Diego, Los Angeles and Mexico in May, 2007.






9) Joey Ramone's 57th birthday celebration in New York

There was Joey Ramone Memory Birthday Bash at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, NYC on May 19, 2008.
Read here report of my trip to San Diego, Tijuana and New York/ Joey Ramone Birthday Bash.
You got chance to buy tickets from Ticketmaster site. Price of the ticket was 23.50 US$.
Joey Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh was again main organisator of the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. He wrote to me an E-mail that Richie Ramone will play at the Bash on May 19, 2008. A bit later Richie's wife wrote to me in late April, 2008 that Richie can't come in the end. I added infos of this to my page in early May, 2008 after Mickey published Richie's cancellation. Richie Ramone played at the Bash once earlier, in 2006.
Tommy Ramone confirmed for me on March 31, 2008 that he or Uncle Monk (band of Tommy and Claudia Tienan) doesn't play this year at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. Uncle Monk was touring then elsewhere. Also Marky was touring elsewhere and CJ had other schedules.

THESE ARTISTS/ BANDS WERE PLAYING AT THE JOEY RAMONE BIRTHDAY BASH ON MAY 19, 2008:
- Mary Weiss, lead singer of the Shangri-Las, was one artist who performed at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. Mary was performing her hits Leader Of The Pack and Give Him A Great Big Kiss.
- Manitoba's Wild Kingdom reunited for a short set with a line-up of Handsome Dick Manitoba, Andy Shernoff, Ross The Boss and JP Thunderbolt of The Dictators.
- Richard Lloyd And The SufiMonkeys did a 20 minute set in honor of Joey.
- The Independents, LES Stitches, Semi Precious Weapons, Local H, Charm School, and Rachel Newman.
- Also there were: Walter Lure, Cheetah Chrome, Jean Beauvoir, Jesse Malin, Bobby Steele, Al Maddy, Ivan Julian and as a MC's Little Steven and Matt Pinfield.




10) Joey Ramone's 58th birthday celebration in New York (2009)

BANDS/ARTISTS WHO PERFORMED: RICHIE RAMONE, TOMMY RAMONE'S AND CLAUDIA TIENAN'S UNCLE MONK, FISHBONE, SUPERSUCKERS, BEBE BUELL...

Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash was again organised by Joey's brother Mickey Leigh on May 19, 2009. This is Joey Ramone memory event which has been organised since 2001.
Event was at the same place as previous year, The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, NYC, USA.

Read picture-story report of my trip to Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in 2009. I also visited in San Diego, Los Angeles and Costa Rica.
Read and see it here.

ARTISTS/ PERFORMERS:
- The Friends Of Joey Ramone featuring Richie Ramone, Mickey Leigh, Jean Beauvoir, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Al Maddy, Ivan Julian, George Tabb, Joey Lanz, Walt Stack, Arno Hecht, David Merrill, Andy Hilfiger, Tish & Snooky and others.
- Uncle Monk featuring Tommy Ramone & Claudia Tienan.
- Fishbone.
- Supersuckers
- Death, there is two band called Death. Link is to that Death who play on May 19, 2009. Mickey also asked me to link for their article.
- Bebe Buell is having in her band for example Kitty Kowalski.
- Rough Francis.
- Tom Clark & The High Action Boys.
MC's Matt Pinfield, John Holmstrom and Pete Ashner.

Tickets for the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash 2009 were 25 USdollars. Admission to the show was 16 years of age and up. Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place. The club can easily be reached by subway (trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W to Union Square, also referred to as 14th Street).






11) Joey Ramone's 59th birthday celebration in New York (2010)

Joey Ramone's 59th birthday celebration was again in New York (2010). In January, 2010, Joey's brother Mickey Leigh confirmed Joey Ramone Birthday Bash being again on May 19th, 2010, once again at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza.
Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is memory event to our angel. It is organised yearly since 2001. Every year on May 19th...

April 6th, 2010, I got confirmation from
Richie Ramone, that he will be playing at this year's Joey Ramone Birthday Bash. And he did. Tommy Ramone had no chance to attend event this year. CJ Ramone and Marky Ramone won't play at the Birthday Bash.

Line-up in this year was:
* Friends of Joey Ramone set: 1) Richie Ramone, 2) Mickey Leigh, 3) Walter Lure, 4) Cheetah Chrome, 5) Jean Beauvoir, 6) George Tabb, 7) Ivan Julian 8) Al Maddy, 9) JP Thunderbolt, 10) Ed Stasium, 11) Walt Stack, 12) Dave Merrill, 13) Holly Beth Vincent etc.

* The Independents.
* Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social.
* Morningwood.
* Heap (band of David Merrill, Tim Heap, Frank Saitta and George Chambers).
* Spanking Charlene.
* Sic F*ucks.

* MC's: 1) Steve Craig, 2) Matt Pinfield and 3) Pete Ashner.
Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven) (as a MC) and HANK III (as a band) had to cancel their appearances.

Age limit was 16.
Irving Plaza is located at 17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place. The club can easily be reached by subway (trains 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W to Union Square, also referred to as 14th Street).
Read picture-story report of my trip. Read and see it here.






12) MARKY'S INTERVIEW


Marky and Marky's wife Marion invited me to their home May 28th, 2001 and sure David Kelly also came, I was living on David's house then. We were on Marky's house 2,5 hours, both were really friendly and we discussed lot.

Here are answers also for some questions, which hundreds of you are asked from me personally. Rest of the interview you can find from my first book
Heaven Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone published in 2002. (Picture: David Kelly (at left), I and Marky, on Marky's home)

1) Jari-Pekka: Tommy was the only, who featured at Joey's birthday party...?

    Marky Ramone: The Ramones were invited to Joey's birthday party, but we decided not to go, because we felt that it was mainly Joey's brother's and mother's thing and we wanted to have another singer to play with us, possibly Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Rob Zombie (White Zombie), Joe Strummer (Clash) etc. But when we found out that Mickey wanted to sing lead with us, we said no, because he's not Joey. Mickey is okay, but he's not Joey. I've always though he's a nice guy. So let's see what happen in future.

    Any definitely family says, we felt that they can do what they wanna do on that night. Take control, 'cause Joey was Mickey's brother and Charlotte's son. That's what really matters. Passing is a lot more dramatic, than not to have Ramones on show.

    On Misfits-shows and on my Spoken word -shows we dedicated shows to Joey etc.

2) Jari-Pekka: How was your friendship with Joey on last months and how did you felt?

    Marky Ramone: I was the only Ramone who visited him in the hospital, I did a solo album, which is really good and played last show with him in NYC.

    We were really close at the end, last two years. We were like a family, We had fights, which we made up, we had fights, which we made up, and in the end we made up and that's the most important thing. Me and Joey were closest of the Ramones, after Dee Dee left 1988. That's why we feel like brothers. Joey didn't wanted anybody to hospital, 'cause his condition and I would feel the same way. I would wanna be remembered what I was and Joey was really strong person.




13) SOME SELECTED ARTICLE-LINKS:

VILLAGE VOICE, April 16, by Lenny Kaye (and also I wanna say thanks for Petion Hervay)
The Village Voice has followed the Ramones from beginning to end. Village Voice is/was the local newspaper in New York to many Ramones-members. I've personally got 100 ORIGINAL pages of early Village Voices, which contain Ramones. Like many Ramones concert advertisements from 1974 - 1979. Many reviews like this, introduces (first from 23.6.1975), full page advertisements...

SONICNET, April 18, Dee Dee, Rancid, Green Day, U2 comments about Joey.

THE STAR, KANSAS CITY, April 16, By Larry McShane

DE VOLKSRANT, by Gijsbert Kamer. (With Netherland-language)

O POPULAR, by Rodrigo Craveiro. (With Spain or Portugese???)

REBELINC.NET -posting... April 18 by Jason Flores-Williams.

KNAC.COM, great article by Frank Meyer, April 17th.

NYPOST.COM, by Kan Kadison, April 16.

TIME.COM U2 Bono Remembers Joey Ramone

PUNK-MAGAZINE, Remembering Joey Ramone By John Holmstrom

SEATTLE TIMES by Erik Lacitis: his May 6th -article and April 22th.

THESE BOOTS -ARTICLE by Kitten, you can order also hard copy -version. I recommend. Ask from Kitten: kitiki69@hotmail.com

NYROCK.COM by Spyder Darling from Joey's tribute at CBGB April 30th.





14) CBGB-MEMORY...:

1)
CBGB's Joey Ramone memorial concert: monday April 30th. (Picture by Sherry Globman)
FOLLOWING TEXT BY CELINE RAMONE: They only let in like 15 people, and then they said "guest list " only. They were lettin people in the downstairs area to watch the show on a screen. I get in later with "official" help.
CJ was there, Debby Harry, Joan Jett, Richie Stotts, Jesse Malin, Daniel Rey, some Ramones roadies, the place was packed. There was also really nice speeches about Joey. There were great pictures all around and all night we drank and toasted Joey. When Mickey sang "I remember you" it was so sad.

NYROCK.COM -ARTICLE by Spyder Darling.

2) GHOST SENT TO ME HIS PHOTOS FROM CBGB. PHOTOS ARE TAKEN TUESDAY APRIL 17... SO MANY TEARS ARE FALLING, WHEN I LOOK THEM AND CURRENTLY (APR 19, 11.34 AM) I'M LISTENING LEAVE HOME, SONG PINHEAD - Gabba gabba we accept you we accept you one of us - , WHICH I JUST PERFORMED ON STAGE WITH DEE DEE 2 WEEKS AGO IN ESKILSTUNA, SWEDEN AND DEE DEE WANTED TO DO IT WITH ME TWICE.
SO CBGB-PHOTOS ARE BY GHOST FROM PITCHPIG AND TEXT LOANED FROM HIS JOEY MEMORIAL TEXT:

" I went there Tuesday night with the purpose of taking these pictures as a service to all the people who wished they could be here and could not. I don't make a practice of idol worship, and usually think of myself as a hardened, cynical New Yorker. But, that all went out the window when I got to the front of CB's. The right and left side of the entrance had been converted into a shrine marked out by baracades. I bent down reverently in front of the mass of objects to quietly pay my respects to a man who single handedly invented a style and movement of music by simply being himself. In the collection of items there were candles, flowers, leather gloves with the fingers cut off, jewelry, Ramones cd's, guitar picks, paintings and signs, notes and letters, a pair of well worn black and white Converse Chucks, and even a purple haired troll doll dressed in full out Ramones leather.




15) SOME TRIBUTES FOR THE JOEY (TRIBUTE-CONCERTS LISTED SEPARATELY):

1) If you feel that you wanna share your feelings with other Ramones fans..., give dedication to Joey. You can do it. I add them to my page later, BUT ONLY WITH ENGLISH-LANGUAGE, YOUR FULL NAME, AGE, COUNTRY.. AND START MESSAGE WITH SENTENCE: "FOR JOEY", THAT I KNOW MAIL ISN'T ONLY FOR ME. DON'T MAIL TWICE!!!!

FIRST LISTING: APRIL 16, 2001 ** SECOND LISTING: APRIL 17, 2001 **
THIRD LISTING: APRIL 19, 2001 ** FOURTH LISTING: APRIL 20, 2001 **
FIFTH LISTING: APRIL 23, 2001 ** SIXTH LISTING: APRIL 24, 2001 **
SEVENTH LISTING: APRIL 26, 2001 ** EIGHT LISTING: APRIL 28, 2001
NINTH LISTING: APRIL 30, 2001 ** TENTH LISTING: MAY 7
ELEVENTH LISTING: MAY 17, 2001
ETC. ETC. ETC., AFTER THAT UPDATED UNREGULARLY...

2) My Los Angeles Friend and EX-Flipside-writer Katsuhiko Seki (Katz) was April 15th in a Chaos UK, Phobia, 46 Short, Madcap etc. gig. Katz told them about Joey and most all the bands that night dedicated their sets to the memory of Joey...

3) WONC (89.1 MHz) did Ramones tribute April 16 at 8PM Central standard time, they played 2 hours only Ramones. Program Vinyl Destination is by Joey Staxx and Kate.

4) Radio Crystal Blue and my old net-friend Dan Herman is doing a tribute to the Ramones on the program and make it a permanent fixture as well, to add Ramones tracks.

5) Internet-radio Wdoa.com dedicated a radio show to Joey. Program was by Heidi Brenke-Malone and her husband, they met through Joey.

6) Finnish Internet-radio Sateily had Joey Ramone -tribute program, April 17, 20-22, by my friends and Sur-Rur -members Vilu and Kinkku. Finnish time-zone.

7) U2 dedicated their April 15th show in Portland to Joey. Also U2 currently performs I Remember You -song in their set as a tribute to Joey. Like I wrote before Joey listened on his last moments U2-song: In A Little While. U2-singer Bono was one of the last musicians who spoke with Joey, Bono phoned some days before king passed away. Joey wasn't able to say much, but according to Mickey, "You could really see him perk up."

8) April 17 in Luzern (Secel-club), Switzerland US-Bombs dedicated their set to Joey. The club was covered with Joey's posters and lyrics from "life's a gas".

9) Andre Barcinski is a journalist and he has a radio show - in São Paulo, Brasil - called Garagem. Monday April 16th night he did a 3 1/2 hour tribute to Joey. Marky Ramone called in from NY to participate. Night was a very emotional for everyone. Andre is planning a massive 24-hour radio show in honor of Joey on May 19.

10) Warning! Following "tribute" animation is conflicting, I and probably some other also thing it's little bit derogatory, but mostly it's homage. Look with your own risk, clicking this link.
Text is with Portugese, but here's translation by Marcius A. Furtado:
Title "The Goodbye", Priest: "We are here, to say goodbye to this rock legend that is leaving us to.....", Pet Sematary plays, End characters "A Homage to Joey Ramone, 1952-2001

11) Vin Scelsa had David Fricke on as guest to talk about Joey in http://www.wfuv.org, Saturday 7:30pm EDT.

12) The most best Finnish radiostation Radiomafia kept Joey Ramone/ Ramones -memory program Sunday April 22th 19-20 and 20.30-22PM, Finnish timezone. You got chance to listen it from Internet, click "kuuntele/ listen Radiomafia" -button. Tero Liete kept great show and played about 10 Ramones-songs and 10 Ramones-cover, example by Die Toten Hosen, Eppu Normaali, Ne Luumaet... Tero Liete also did 5 minutes live interview with me, he asked about these Joey-memory texts, how fans respect Joey's memory, how did I started to listen Ramones etc.

13) There's many Joey-tribute songs, but one of the first was done by Fattijons (Sweden). I told of it already April 2001. Fattijons has recorded a tribute song to Joey: Hey Ho Joey Ramone. They played the song first time live at 18 May, when Fattijons supported Vibrators in Uddevalla, Sweden. The concert was recorded for a coming live Cd. Fattijons started already 1978. I got from Fattijons demoversions of the Hey Ho Joey Ramone tribute in English and Swedish. Its intensive, fast and simple song, not hardcore, even song takes only 1min 11sec.
And if you wanna get live-CD or tribute-single, mail to address: fattijons@hotmail.com and check
Fattijons-homepage. People outside Scandinavia, it's exotic to hear Sweden-language..
LATEST: You can also now see great video of that song Hey Ho Joey Ramone, click here.

14) Moderator and musician Jools Holland payed tribute to Joey Ramone in his tv-show Later on friday night April 20 on BBC 2. Jools mentioned the death of Joey twice and showed a fragment of "Rock 'N' Roll High School", taken from an appearance in the old BBC-programma The Old Grey Whistle Test.

15) There will also be a celebration of the Joey next month hosted by Ramone's former label, MCA.

16) CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio has a big tribute to Joey Ramone: 28.4 and 29.4, five after midnight on RadioEscapade. RadioEscapade is CBC Radio Two's late night weekend program. Throughout both nights of the program they'll play Ramones tracks, buffered by Ramones-esque bands the world over. Also they do many call-in to the show from musicians, friends etc. Host Grant Lawrence. You can listen it clicking here.

17) Triple J is a Australian radio station and they're doing a J-File on the Ramones Thursday 26th. Featuring a rare interview with Joey done in 1980 on their first tour here. There are other interviews as well with Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky. Starts at 10pm finishes 1am...3 hours of REAL music for a change! LISTEN SHOW. Lot live stuff that is being played on show has NEVER been played before public, anywhere in the world. They're recorded in 1980 in Sydney Australia, then archived.

18) PolyVinyl aka Jessica Ramone did a show for Joey Ramone too, April 17, you can see her playlist at www.zoka.com/pvc

19) The Continental is the club in New York City around the corner from Joey's home. Joey's last real concert was at Continental, December 11, 2000. This linked review by Buffy). Sunday 29th, at Continental was viewing this concert at 9, 10, and 11pm with a moment of silence at 9m. Admission was free.

Now there is a permanent metal plaque on the wall that commemorates Joey's liking of this part of New York City, the East village and his love for the fans that came to this small venues to see him.
The plaque reads:

JOEY RAMONE 1951-2001
IN THE MID 70'S THE RAMONES CHANGED THE SOUND OF ROCK MUSIC FOREVER. PUNK ROCK WAS BORN. SINCE THEN WHETHER PLAYING A SMALL PLACE LIKE THIS OR STADIUMS, JOEY ALWAYS STAYED TRUE TO HIS ROOTS, HIS FANS AND HIS MUSIC. JOEY NEVER TURNED DOWN AN AUTOGRAPH REQUEST AND NO ONE HAS EVER SUPPORTED A LOCAL SCENE MORE THAN JOEY AND HIS BELOVED NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK AND SPECIALLY THE LOWER EAST SIDE, LOVED HIM RIGHT BACK IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE WITHOUT HIM. THANK GOD WE'VE GOT THE MUSIC TO LISTEN TO WHENEVER WE WANT TO AND SPECIALLY WHENEVER WE NEED TO. JOEY'S LAST SHOW WAS HERE AT CONTINENTAL DECEMBER 11, 2000.
HIS SPIRIT WILL LIVE HERE AND ALL OVER THE WORLD FOREVER.


20) Member to check CBGB-tribute info listed later....

21) Captain Beurk has recorded a tribute song to Joey. It's called "Adios Amigo".....

22) Really cool Joey/ Ramones-photos by Ed Perlstein.

23) Dickies played in New York and New Jersy over the weekend when Joey passed away. Following text and information by Travis of the Dickies: " The whole band was saddened by it. Stan and Leonard were longtime friends and touring partners with The Ramones. I was kinda ironic we play in NYC this particular weekend.
We played a Coney Island High benefit with Murphy's Law, The Kowalskis, and D-Gen's Jasse and his new band Bellvue. Great show, there was even a spur-of-the-moment tribute to Joey (before he passed away). I played drums with Joey's brother, Jasse on guitar, and Jack from The Mob on bass. We played "I Remember You" by the Ramones. Kinda heavy moment, cuz they knew he wasn't going to make it as early as Friday night. Joey was always very cool to me when we played there in the past. Never had any rock star attitude at all. I will miss him!!!!!!!!!!!! "

Later Dickies did the following on concert: instead of 'a moments silence' for Joey, they turned the lights out and asked for 'a moment of noise' - the place went crazy, everyone banging on the floor and cheering, it was magical.

24) Italian magazine called Metallic Ko release a special issue tribute to Joey Ramone. Magazine will be out on June 15th and it will cost 12000italian lira (5-5.5$). It contains a CD with 17 Italian bands playing Ramones songs. Also it features information from Italy like (OBS!, ALL ITALY-BASED INFOS): first articles, first tour and all concerts, history of the fan club, discography, press reviews, wishes and messages for joey and also Joey's 50th birthday party review... etc.

25) A noncommerical radio service, National Public Radio: www.npr.org features... Jon Langford led a band called the Mekons, he does a search for his hero, Joey Ramone. You can enjoy his very interesting story. A weekly segment called "Along for the ride" is featuring him

26) AMP Records from Canada released Sept 10 their compiling CD " LIFE'S A GAS: A TRIBUTE TO JOEY RAMONE". CD is not typical cover of Ramones songs, it is actually bands playing their owns originals song about Joey or the Ramones. On CD has bands 31 from 13 different countries. Rat Fink play Johnny Ramone's guitar on their track.

Liners notes are done by Joey's brother Mickey Leigh... Really cool cover artwork is done by well known comic artist Darren Merrinuk, with art submissions from Jim Campbell and photo by Maggie St. Thomas. First sketch for the CD was a drawing of all 4 Ramones, but AMP Records' Larry Retard decided to just have Joey on the cover. Darren Merrinuk is going to finish the first drawing and it will be in my Joey Ramone -memory book, not on this my website or any other places... Thanks Darren.
MORE INFO AND TRACKLISTING HERE


27) A street punk rock band from NYC called The Casualties recorded a tribute song to the Joey and Ramones in their new album named Die Hards. Song is called Made In NYC and lyrics are:

Sniffin glue, Drinking beers, Don`t give a fuck, How the hippies feel
This is for Joey, Your memory lives, The three chord wonders, Made in NYC
Chorus:
Gabba Gabba hey, Punk is here to stay, Hey ho let`s go, Sniffing glue all day.

Blitzkrieg bop, Punk is found, On the street corner, Of my home town
They called you D.U.M.B, The punks heard the noise, The scene you created, Street punk is born
Teenage lobotomy, We're the pinheads, Made in NYC, Where true punk lives
Fuck hippie hendrix, Or fat elvis in his grave, The pet cemetery won`t be your burying place.


28) Therapy?'s (Ireland) new album Shameless contains track Joey, what is dedicated to Joey Ramone and Joey Dunlop. Therapy? has also recorded a version of the Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, it's B-side on their latest single titled I'm The Money. Also Therapy? plays GGST at live.

29) JOEY RAMONE WAY!!!
Finally was day - November 30, 2003, our dear Joey Ramone got his way, where we all fans can meet mentally with him.
READ ALL INFOS HERE (December 2)


30) Dead Men Walking ( Glen Matlock - Sex Pistols, Pete Wylie - Mighty Wah, Mike Peters - Alarm, Kirk Brandon - Spear Of Destiny) is doing an acoustic tour, everyone playing the great songs they wrote, but finished off on 2 songs that inspired them all - Small Faces -song All Or Nothing and of course Blitzkrieg Bop, dedicated to Joey.

31) Late February 2003, Woimasointu released new Häiriköt-CDEP. This EP has 3 songs, first is called Joey Ja Dee Dee (Joey And Dee Dee). It has pretty traditional lyrics how Ramones/Joey/Dee Dee is affected and changed your personal life, but it's also always really important and special story to hear. New Häiriköt full length comes out in April 1, 2003.

32) Unverified is band from Albuquerque, NM, USA and they're releasing Joey Ramone tribute CD: "What Would Joey Do?" You can listen the first single from CD on their homepage.

33) Hanson Brothers has made lot nice Joey tributes after sad news more than two years ago.... In example they did and said following at Stockholm on May 8, 2003: "...that´s enough about hockey. Let´s talk about something you should know more about. Let´s talk about punk rock. Let´s talk about the king of punk rock. Let´s talk about Joey Ramone". Then Hanson Brothers played their Joey tribute song Joey Had To Go, after that showed pic (where Joey was with microphone and baseball bat) with text Super Respect. Also played Ramones songs: Judy Is A Punk, Blitzkrieg Bop and It's A Long Way Back To Germany.

34) Ramones Mania have played some nice tribute shows to Joey in Tel-Aviv, Israel. They also did a prime time TV show. Their page contains lot infos, pics etc. Click here.

35) New Blondie album The Curse Of Blondie contains tribute song to Joey Ramone, track is named Hello Joe.

36) You can download free Joey Ramone song by The Grolschbusters from their site.

37) Ramonez '77 from Germany released 16 years after their "cult" minialbum a new 7" single called Mr. Ramone at third Joey deaths day anniversary, 15 April, 2004. It was first on sale at the Fabrik in Hamburg when they has there Joey tribute concert (April 15), supporters were Braineaters and Born Cool. Vinyl single is limited only to 300 copies! Release is not only tribute to Joey, but also to Dee Dee. They also release new CD in April 15 and one of the new songs they have recorded is called Dee Dee's Dead. That is recorded with guest singer Bela B. of Die Ärzte.

38) (See picture) If you ever visit in Glinice city in Poland, make sure to visit in Fosgen music shop owned by Boogie Ramone. Shop is dedicated to Joey Ramone and you can see it also from main window.







16) TRIBUTE-CONCERTS FOR JOEY:

FINLAND:
1) Information: Sat April 28: Tavastia, Helsinki.
There was also some Joey-tributes at Ne LuuPojat Surf -gig April 28, 2001. Date was confirmed already before king passed away. Line-up contained members from 3 legendary "Ramones-influenced" band: Ne Luumaet, Pojat and Luonteri Surf.
All these bands started 1980's and specially Ne Luumaet is wellknown band all over the world (among Ramones-fans).
LiveCD called Henki Elaa came out of this concert at Puustock-festival July 28, 2001, where Ne LuuPojat Surf performed their second and last gig. CD contains 27 songs. Some new, many classics from all these three bands and some covers like Siipi Lonksuu Niin (She Belongs To Me). It was nice chaos, when all members from these bands where on stage at a same time. After Onnellinen Perhe - (name means Were A Happy Family) and Eka Kerta songs Pojat-guitarist-singer Miika ask people to listen, cause he wanted to try to get total silence, and total silence was successful, in a memory of Joey Ramone. Then started Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, followed by Rockaway Beach and Blitzkrieg Bop. I also sang little bit backvocals on Blitzkrieg Bop etc. CD-booklet is cool and contains three photos taken by me.
2) CANCELLED! Information WAS: Fri June 1, Factory, Helsinki: Tribute to Joey Ramone
Jyrki 69 & friends: Suho Superstar, Mezola (Fishfaces), Sipe (Apulanta), Jasse (Hybrid Children) etc.
3) Information: July 4th, Tavastia, Helsinki. Joey's big memorial concert feature famous musicians like (LINKS mostly with Finnish-language): Ne Luumaet, Miika from Pojat, Vesku from Klamydia, Tumppi from Problems/ Pelle Miljoona, Otto from Tehosekoitin, Milla from Thee Ultra Bimboos, Eduardo from Flaming Sideburns and Teijo from Mopot. Jyrki69 from The 69 Eyes cancelled his coming 'cause the Paris-trip.

NORTHERN IRELAND:
1) Information: Wed May 16, 8pm - 1am, The Front Page, Donegall Street, Belfast.
Live bands: Blind Eye View, The Dangerfields, Yakuza, Rodan, Delicious Chocolate Boys, Torino, Fuktifino + more TBC.
Disco: "Ramonesmania!" with DJ Billy Riot. 100% Ramones music all night long!
Admission: £4, all proceeds to Lymphoma research

NORWAY:
1) Information: Tue May 8, So What, Oslo. (LOOK ADVERTISEMENT)
There's probably a bigscreen with Ramones-videos. Main band will contain Andre Dahlman, Mormones, Trashcan darlings and the guest are: Ricochets, Silver, The Yum Yums, Backstreet Girls, Hellride, Umbrella, HAnky Kellogg Jan Vardøen.
More infos with Norway-language and Other article.
2) Information: Fri 27, April. Sideburn Satan's are gonna play a tribute for Joey. Oslo.
3) Information: Fri May 11, The Lobotomized Teenagers are holding a concert in the memory of Joey at a place called Klimpen in Ålesund.

PARAGUAY:
1) Information: June 23th... 23hs, Asunción. There will be tribute concert for the Joey`s memory. Three punk rock bands will play: ENEMIGOS DE LA KLASE, ANTITESIS and BATALLON 40.

UNITED STATES:
There's coming many memory partys, I probably got info of them later.
1) Joey's 50th birthday party.
2) Hilly Kristal said before that he intends to open CBGB's for a Joey Ramone memorial concert. Now details: Monday April 30th at CBGB Remembering Joey: A Brother's Tribute by Mickey Leigh. MC'd by Handsome Dick Manitoba and George Tabb. Doors open Bet 7:00-7:30. Admission is free.
Mickey will host the event and will perform four of his favorite songs written by Joey "I Remember You," "I Want You Around," "Danny Says" and "Questioningly." His band will be include longtime Ramones producer Daniel Rey, Dictators guitarist and recent Joey Ramone collaborator Andy (a.k.a. Adny) Shernoff, and drummer Pat Carpenter, from Leigh's band, Stop. The Stitches, a New York punk band, will also perform a few Ramones songs, Leigh said.
3) In Missouri they're doing a tribute show in Honor of Joey Ramone. Show will consist of a lineup of local bands. More info later.
4) There's a Ramones/Joey -tribute show in Dallas. They would like to donate the $ from the show to some kind of cancer research, probably The American Cancer Society in Dallas. They guarantee that all $ will go to Lymphatic research. Looks like Trees on Elm Street will be the venue, but it will be confirmed later.
5) Joey's brother Mickey is contemplating a west coast rememberence for his brother, same kind than was at CBGB's, April 30th.
6) x-possibles, Jones Crusher, Beauty School Droputs and Blind Farrows played their tribute show Wednesday the 22nd at the Acme Underground, Club on Lafayette and Great Jones St. (E3rd) in the Village.
7) Bye, Bye Baby: a Ramones Tribute Show! in Sputnik-restaurang, which is located at 18067 Dixie Highway in Homewood, Illinois. Date, friday, June 8. Show is featuring THE MASHUGANAS, MIKE, YOUR DAD, FREDERICK, THE SEVENTIES, THE CANCER MERCHANTS, ZAR BUDDIES. Ticket $6. Begin 7:30pm.
8) Benefit-concert, June 30th, 2001 in UTICA, NY. Bands were Now Hiring Losers, Zero Tolerance, Dead End Cruisers and the Happy Family Ramones Tribute. Along with the bands, were sold Ramones buttons and raffled off Ramones-videos, T-shirts, custom made glasses etc.. They raised $1537 for a local woman with cancer (that's a lot of money). All in the name of Joey Ramone! One of the organisators was Michael Schmidt (Cablashi).
9) Joey's mother Charlotte and brother Mickey organised birthday celebration for Joey in May 19, 2002, at the Bowery Ballroom on Delancey street in Manhattan, NYC. More info here.
10) Arturo Vega organised event for Joey in May 19, 2002 at the CBGB: "The Bowery Electric: A festival in tribute to Joey Ramone from his musical family, friends and fans". More info here.
11) Joey Ramone's 52nd birthday celebrations in New York on May 16, 2003. More info in top of that page.
12) There's a tribute show for Joey at Engine Room in Houston on May 19, 2003. Bands: Los Skarnales, Focusyn, Los Ramones (Ramones cover band) +TBA. The proceeds will go to Lymphoma Research Foundation in memory of Joey Ramone.
More info.
13) The Continental is the club in New York City around the corner from Joey's longtime home. Also this year Continental organised annual holiday tribute to Joey Ramone on Dec 30, 2003. Marky Ramone wouldn't play there as he planned due to a prior commitment. This was 21 & over show. Tickets 2US$.


SWEDEN:
1) Information: Fri 27.4, Umea, Rock Garden. The Cretins is going to play a Joey tribute show. Cretins is old band, like many of you know, founded 1985.
2) October 17 at Mosebacke, Stockholm, Sweden, was party for Joey and the Ramones. Local bands played Ramones-songs and also DJ's.

JAPAN:
Joey Ramone tribute all night live in Japan presented by Mr. Gaku Torii open at Shinjuku loft in Tokyo on June 9th. Sheena & The Rokkets play with LOLITA No.18, FIFI & THE MACH3! "MURDER STYLE! "100S!" CHARIE !u THE HOT WHEELS and more.
Sheena & The Rokkets is a close friend of Joey Ramone & Ramones since "4 days live shows with Ramones" in Tokyo,1980.

CANADA:
1) May 6th, 2001 was Joey Ramone tribute show at the Raven in Hamilton, Ontario, organisated by Lou Molinaro. There was members of Teenage Head (Frank + Gord), Forgotten Rebels (Mike), Slander/Junkhouse (Ray), Trouble Boys (Mike), Orphans (3 of them - Dave played bass), CJ Sleez (Carmen), Vapids (Jimmy), Spoiled Rotten (all 3), Buckshot Bebee and a couple of others. Mostly Ramones songs, although some bands did a few of their own.
2) May 19, 2002 Joey Ramone tribute show at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, featuring 20 local bands including, Big Rude Jake, Blurtonia and Robin Black. All the bands that will participate will cover three Ramones songs each. All money raised from the Toronto and New York shows will go to the Joey Ramone Cure For Lymphoma Fund.


BRAZIL:
1) Information: Sat May 12: Joey's tribute show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Local: Black Night (Rua Pereira Nunes, 326 - Tijuca), Time : 21:00h (Brazilian time), Bands : Carbona, Quase Nada and SNIPER
2) Information: Sat May 19: Joey's tribute show in São Paulo, Brazil. Local: hangar 110 - Bom Retiro
Note: these shows are not big ones, from fans who really loves The Ramones.
3) Information: Sat May 19 and 20: were on Tribehouse, Pinheiros tribute night (19) and concert (20) for the Joey. On concert played: Inocentes, Holly Tree, CPM22, Forgotten Boys, Blind Pigs, Kolapso 77 and Underboyz.
4) Information: April 12 and 13, 2002 in Sao Paolo at Hangar 110, will be a shows for Joey. There will 10 bands on both days. April 12 plays: Hats, Questions, Feijao Com Arroz, Los Toskos, Os Thompsons, Kolapso 77, Flicts, Grinders, Overlife Inc., Calibre 12 and Blind Pigs. April 13 plays: Sapo Banjo, Underboyz, Bad Trip, Forgotten Boys, Mozzarelas, Os Excluidos, Lambrusco Kids, Nitrominds, Zumbis Do Espaco and Holly Tree. Tickets 10$ in both days. The name of the shows will be "um ano sem Joey Ramone", it means "A Year Without Joey Ramone. More info here


ITALY:
1) Information: Fri-Sat May 18-19, 2001, Milan, the venue is Leoncavallo club.
Tribute will start at midnight the May 18th, there will be two rooms. The first one has a big stage with a large screen. Bands will play there. The second room will have a screen only. We will show Joey's stuff here. The following bands are supposed to play: Senzabenza (they made a record with Joey, they retired two years ago but does a re-union for this event), Crummy Stuff, Retarded, Stinking Polecats, Loco live, B.B.C., Berenice's Beach, Maradonas.
2) Information: May 17, 2003, Roma, the venue is club called Init and it's located: Via Della Stazione, Tuscolana, 133. The night starts at 8PM with the projection of Rock'N'Roll Highschool + other Ramones memorabilias. 10PM starts bands (
Retarded, Stinkin' Polecats and Semprefreski) to play. After the shows Lavi and Luzy are DJ's (from Toretta Stile). Info: teachmetiger@hotmail.com

ICELAND:
- Information: Sat June 2, Reykjavik.
On Joey's tribute concert will be playing Fræbbblarnir, Orkuml and Coral. Fræbbblarnir is heavily inspired by the Ramones, they formed in 1978, stopped in 1983, reformed in 1996 and still going...

AUSTRALIA:
1) Information: The 2nd annual Ramone-A-Thon, Sat June 9, 2001, Trigger, Railway Hotel, Brisbane, QLD.
Featuring: Mach Pelican, The Blood Idols, Wiseacre, Roshambo, The Fightin' Amish, Dick Nasty, The B-Sides, The Hymies, Brentyn Rollason & His Lusty Lovers of Lounge and more. Bands will play their own songs as well as Ramones covers in their bands style.
2) THE FOURTH ANNUAL RAMONE-A-THON! = Ramones mania takes over two stages, in memory of Dee Dee and Joey! Venue : Indie Temple, 210 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia on October 4th, 2003. Enjoy 16 Ramoniac bands in 8 hours. Bands: Groovie Ghoulies, Mach Pelican, Roshambo, Fancy Boys, The Remedials, Marones etc. More info here.

ARGENTINA:
- Information: July 27-28th, 2001, Cemento venue, Buenos Aires.
Argentina's musicians will play a long set of Ramones-songs, like a tribute to Joey. Night will feature members from bands like Attaque 77, Katarro Vandaliko, El Otro Yo, Expulsados, Carajo, Cadena Perpetua etc.
There was chance that CJ RAMONE may come to play and sing a few numbers..., but he didn't got time. CHECK MARIANO ASCH'S REVIEW OF THE SHOW)

DENMARK:
- Information: May 23rd at Loppen, Copenhagen. The idea was to let around 10 bands do 3 Ramones covers each. Some of the bands who played was The Burnouts (w/ Piet from Hot Hod Moses on drums), Hellroute 16, President Fetch, Powergrill, On Trial and Heatfarm. It was a very good night with 400-500 guests who all had a good time while respecting the great Joey Ramone. The show had free entrance.

GERMANY:
1) Information: September 7, 2001 at Tor 3, Düsseldorf. Too Tough To Die! - A Tribute To The Ramones & Joey Ramone. Live Rämouns etc. Video- and punkrock-film specials. More info here.
2) Information: March 21, 2002 at Brause, Dusseldorf, 20 o clock. HANG AROUND WITH SENSE; Nadine and Sonja "Joey-Ramone-Tribute-Night" in a little art-club in Dusseldorf because of the memory one year after Joey died. DJanes Nadine and Sonja will play songs from the Joey's album "Don't Worry About Me", show videos and photos (only for club members of the so-called "Metzgerei Schnitzel Kunstverein e.V" and other real Ramones-fans). More info.
3) Information: April 13, 2002 at Naturfreundehaus Steinbergle, Stuttgart. Occasion started 8PM and people were remembering Joey. Organisators tried to get Ramones cover band, but couldn't find any in the end.
4) Information: April 15, 2002 (Joey's first day-of-death) "Remembering Joey Ramone Party" at Kulturfabrik in Krefeld, Germany with the Rämouns playing. Ramones and Ramones-related Disco afterwards. DJ's are Thorsten Schaar and Fränkie Disco.
5) Information: April 15, 2004. Joey Tribute concert at third Joey deaths day anniversary at the Fabrik in Hamburg. Bands: Ramonez '77, Braineaters and Born Cool.

FRANCE:
- Information: September 15, 2001 at the Paris. T.N.T. Club (6 rue de Bruxelles 75009, métro Place Clichy ou Blanche). Tribute to the JOEY AND THE RAMONES featured: Bruno Lopez (vocals) and Henry Lopez (drums) from GARAGE LOPEZ, J.B. BEURK (bass) and JOE BEURK played the Johnny Ramone Mosrite model guitar. They performed many Ramones classics. Tribute was free and more than 300 people showed up.

SPAIN:
- Information: Joey Ramone's Life's A Gas tour with The Grolschbusters & The Vietcongs, in May 16-19, 2002.
May 16, 2002: Barcelona.
May 17, 2002: Valencia.
May 18, 2002: Murcia: Moloko Klub Venue, 2 local bands + after the show, big Ramones party, with a Punk Rock DJ. etc.
May 19, 2002: Madrid: Ritmo y Comp s Venue
More info here and click here to listen The Vietcongs sample track Rock In Kabul.

ESTONIA:
- Information: Joey Ramone birthday tribute show at Club Illusioon in Tartu (Raatuse 97) in Estonia. Date: May 20, 2004 at 21:00. Bands: Rawones, Havanna Affair, My Eye Hurts & The Maikameikers. Tickets: 40/50 EEK.




17) U2'S BONO AND THE RAMONES:

I know many Ramones fans has mixed feelings about U2. But they are personal opinions. Connections between Joey and Bono are true, and how much Bono appreciate Ramones in general. Bono was one of the last musicians who spoke with Joey, Bono phoned some days before king passed away. Joey wasn't able to say much, but according to Joey's brother Mickey, "You could really see him perk up."



I do repeat this part from "General information, service..." section: Arturo Vega wrote to me that Joey's loving family was there at his bedside. On his last moments Joey listened U2-song: In A Little While. Mickey was brought a copy of that U2 album: All That You Can't Leave Behind, which contain that song In A Little While.
- Just as the song finished, Joey finished, Joey's mother Charlotte told and continued.
- He's free now. He heard it and now he's gone. He was too, too young to go, but we'll always love him. People will never forget his music.

And then I do continue with my own comments:
Because of Joey I (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone) later got good quality live recording of U2 show at Rose Garden in Portland, OR, USA on April 15, 2001. It was sold-out show, with 16 600 people attending.
Bono dedicated U2 songs One and Walk One for Joey, and played partly Ramones song I Remember You. Before One Bono had 30 seconds speech for Joey. He explains something how hard show is for him and then says:
"This is a..., I sing this for Joey Ramone. Great, great singer of greatest punkrock band ever. Joey passed away this afternoon, late this afternoon, so I am thinking about him. He kinda was my first influence, you know what I mean? So thinking about Joey."
And then begin One with lyrics: "Is it getting better. Or do you feel the same. Will it make it easier on you now..." and later goes for example: "When all you got is hurt, one love, one blood, one life, you got to do. what you should." and next Bono instead of "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers. One life..." sang "One life, Joey Ramone, my big brother. One life..."

Bono is crying if I hear correctly, then he sing partly Ramones song I Remember You. These lyrics: "awake at night and thinking just of you. But things don't last forever and somehow baby they never really do. They never really do.
I remember you, I remember you, I remember you. I remember lying awake at night and thinking just of you. But things don't last forever and somehow baby they never really do."

Later Bono and U2 found out Joey listening their song In A Little While... Week after Joey was became an angel, got released article at TIME magazine entitled: "Eulogy: Bono Remembers Joey Ramone".
"When we first formed the band, Adam and I were 16, Edge was 15, and Larry was 14, and we were fans of the Ramones." "At one of our rehearsals, we were visited by a big-shot TV director who was going to give us a break on the national airwaves. We'd been fighting in our garage about how our own songs should end, or start or even what middles they should have when this TV director was coming to see us, so we played him two Ramones songs when he arrived and told him they were ours, and he thought this was amazing...
". There were great bands like the Stooges and the MC5, but I think that they were still blues bands. The Ramones were actually the beginning of something new."
"When I was standing in the State Cinema in Dublin in 1977 listening to Joey sing and realizing that there was nothing else [that] mattered to him, pretty soon nothing else mattered to me."

Whole interview
you can read here.




18) SOME SELECTED COMMENTS FROM ARTISTS ABOUT JOEY:

1) Joan Jett: "He was the best person, a terrific artist, a wonderful friend, and a huge influence on my music and career."

2) Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz: "It was hearing the Ramones that made me want to be in a band," and "Joey Ramone is the most influential person ever in rock 'n' roll. He was a beautiful, loving, funny, intelligent man, and he will be missed."

3) X singer Exene Cervenka: "He was the most important person of the punk scene," and "More than those other bands, he was the most important person. And he was the symbol, he was definitely the symbol of the punk thing."

4) Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus: "I wish I could have met him and told him what a huge influence he had on my life, and what an inspiration his music was, and what a genius he really was," and " "The Ramones came out at a time when music wasn't being done like that, and they came out with three-chord pop-punk just played exactly the way they wanted it to be. Without the Ramones, there wouldn't have been three generations of great punk-rock music, and there certainly wouldn't have been a Blink-182."

5) The Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz: "They were my first real influence, a bunch of local kids from Queens that made me realize that I could actually start a band myself,"

6) Go-Go's guitarist Charlotte Caffey: "I had a life-altering experience," and "My first Ramones-shows -1977 at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go-Go - ignited something inside of me that led me to write all those songs for the first Go-Go's record. And to this day, when I hear Joey singing a Ramones song, I am transported to an altered state."

7) Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong: "I can firmly say that rock 'n' roll will not be the same without Joey Ramone alive," and "The one thing no one will ever be able to [capture] was how cool he was. He was rock 'n' roll coolness. The glasses. The leather jacket. And he barely moved a finger. He just stood there."

8) Singer Bono from U2: "In Dublin in 1977 when I saw Joey singing I knew nothing else mattered to him. Pretty soon nothing else mattered to me," and "They invented something ... the idea that your limitations were what made you... your street, your neighborhood, the clothes on your back, your record collection was the size of your universe."

Read
more here.

9) Lemmy from Motorhead: "It's a bad day for rock and roll, it's a bad day for me," and "He was one of the most underrated artists. He understood rock and roll."

10) Captain Sensible from Damned: "DV and meself have just heard the sad news about Joey Ramone and its a bloody shame - one of the real gooduns has gone, and if anyone was looking for someone to 'blame' for punk his would have been one of the first doors to knock on.
We met the Ramones first when they played at Dingwalls in London in '76 and got on well with them from the start, especially Joey... a decent bloke and great punk singer..... I remember him jamming 'Beat on the brat' with us at the Milton Keynes bowl.... some charity bash I think it was, he didnt seem to care that we played a wildly different arrangement from the one he was used to gawdblessim, ha ha."


11) Ronnie Spector, from Ronnie's site: "Joey Ramone was the most unselfish human being let alone artist that I've ever met in my life.
All Joey wanted was to help, not just me but many other artists he believed in.
Working with Joey made me a better artist. It's not always easy to teach an old Rock & Roller new tricks, but Joey did with his kindness and gentleness. He'd push me to get out and play for the kids or check this record out or let's do something at this club. I could never say no to Joey because it was so apparent that all he wanted was the best for me. He gave me confidence. His respect for me as an artist and woman was so genuine and heartfelt."


12) PJ Soles: "Since I heard the news about Joey Ramone's death I have truly felt like Riff Randell again, his #1 fan with an ache in her heart.
I hope his family knows how much his fans will miss him. Thank goodness for the movie, "Rock n Roll High School"....Joey (and all of us) will live on and on in reruns.
I remember the scene in my bedroom, when he was singing to me. He was nervous, but as soon as he started to sing, he felt comfortable. Joey was so shy, so it was hard to talk with him, but I knew I was in the presence of a unique and original talent."

Click here and read whole text.

13) Handsome Dick Manitoba has wrote special Joey-article...

14) Scott Kempner from Dictators: "We go back almost 30 years. We were part of something. It was like rock and roll's last big burst of inspiration. For all of us in the CBGB's scene, we believed that we were a community and that the language we all spoke was rock and roll, whether it was Blondie or Television or the Ramones or us. We were all trying to redefine the common language. For us, punk was about knowing what we weren't rather than what we were. The Ramones were a very unpopular idea in the beginning. Yet they stood in this one spot and refused to move. And somehow they made it seem so attractive that everybody wanted that spot. And Joey was just a beautiful guy. In the last few years, he always put on these club parties, and we always played them. Here's a guy who was friends with Richard Hell and Debbie Harry, and me. He was the connection. Everyone came when Joey called. Nobody else could do that. For the CBGB family, he was the one we could all reach out and touch as a way of connecting. The CBGB scene is a valid part of rock history. But with Joey gone it just really feels like it's over. It's hard not to feel that way. "

15) Lux Interior from Cramps: "Joey was like a black leather flagpole that all the other punks rallied around."

16) Jim Lindberg from Pennywise: "There are only a few bands I can listen to over and over and never get sick of, and the Ramones are definitely one of them. They are the architects who built the house. The rest of us are just going off their blueprints."

17) Al Barr from Dropkick Murphys: "It's the end of an era. Joey was the father of punk rock. He was an inspiration to all of us"

18) Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads: "Our first show with Talking Heads was with the Ramones at CBGB's.. Joe was always a gentleman to us, despite his wild reputation. As a performer, he is unforgettable! Our sympathy goes out to his family and to the other Ramones who must be feeling this loss terribly right now. He was one of a kind. One love."

19) Rob Zombie from White Zombie: " Joey and the rest of the band were as cool as they seemed. It's kind of funny because they all are kind of just like they seem like they are. It was nothing where it was like, 'Oh my God, so and so's not like I thought.' They all seemed just like... You feel like you know somebody from listening to their music or seeing them in magazines or something over years and years, but then when you meet them, they're so different. But certain people are exactly like you think they're going to be, which just shows that they're not bulls--ting anyhow, and that their true personality comes through in what they do."

20) Valgarður Guðjónsson from Fræbbblarnir, Iceland: " I grew up listening to the Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Troggs, Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more from the British beat years. Then from 1969-1976 things were boring at best - so when the punk / new wave came along in 1977 I got all excited again. First the Clash, Jam and other bands from England.
But it was really the Ramones who finally trapped me and showed us the way when we started. Great melodic, simple, fun, songs, played fast and with energy. And perhaps most importantly: with humour, instead of the negative tone of many of the British bands.
No matter how old I get - I'll never, ever understand why the Ramones weren't huge. All those great songs - a short note doesn't have the space for me to mention my favourite Ramones songs, I could name 50 and still be forgetting some great ones.


21) Richard Hell from Richard Hell & The Voidoids etc.: " It's very sad that Joey Ramone is now gone. I saw him last fall. I knew he'd been sick, but he seemed just the same as ever (he always looked so different from everybody else that it must be partly why he never seemed to age at all). Some days after Joey passed I walked to CBGB's to go to Alan Betrock's memorial and there at the entrance to the club was a crowd of quiet street-looking kids circled around a propped-up shrine of pictures and T-shirts and flowers and candles for Joey. It was moving and suddenly made me feel how things were changing. Joey was the big-hearted Ramone.
Richard's texts is from updates-section of his site. Hell wrote a little article about the Ramones for Hit Parader in 1976, before they had a record contract. It was probably the first feature about them in a national publication. Check it out from his site also.

22) Producer Phil Spector wrote nice memorial text of Joey around April 15, 2011. Spector produced of the Ramones albums End Of The Century (1980). Read of legend here.
There were many reason why Joey was into Phil Spector so much. Many of those things you can read from Rodney Bingenheimer's and Maria Montoya-Kaye's interview on Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives (2009).
Here is text what Phil Spector wrote of Joey around April 15, 2011.
"Dear Joey:
It is not often in a lifetime that one meets such a beautiful and free Spirit, as you, who so loved life and music; and who did things in his own life, and his own way. And who, when we were working together, taught me that it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Losing you like this is so very hard to understand, and there are no words that can truly ease the pain. And though there is great sadness in parting with someone as dear to my heart as you were, I find some comfort, as I hope your family does, in the thought that you, our beloved Joey, are now in a place of peace.
I want you to know that I, and everyone else whose life you touched, will always think of you in the most loving way, and with deep gratitude and appreciation for the very spiritual essence of love and caring that you brought into our lives. And what the heat has seen, it can see again in a memory. For memories are gifts left to us by our loved ones. And I shall be sustained by your gifts Joey. And even though I am crying for you, I know if the eyes had no tears, the soul would have no rainbow.
And, I would be remiss if I did not mention to you that my little boy Phillip Jr. is up there waiting for you. So look for him, Joey. And you'll know him right away. Just look and listen for the loudest little angel and that's him. I know the two of you will take good care of each other.
And so my dearly beloved Joey, if I may quote, and paraphrase from Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "In one of the stars you shall be living. In one of them you shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when I look at the sky at night.
" Goodbye Joey. May you have eternal peace, and God bless you.
Your devoted, and loving friend,
Phil Spector.
"




19) CONGRESSMAN GARY ACKERMAN'S PROCLAMATION TO JOEY

PRESS RELEASE:

(OBS! Texts and proclamation picture used with permission)

May 19, 2001

ACKERMAN SALUTES PUNK ROCK LEGEND JOEY RAMONE

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.)today paid tribute to punk rock pioneer Joey Ramone for his achievements and contributions to the world of music. In addition to preparing a Congressional proclamation which declared today "Joey Ramone Day," Ackerman had an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in the rock star’s memory. Both the flag and the proclamation were presented to Ramone’s mother and brother tonight at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, where 3500 people consisting of family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate what would have been the singer’s 50th birthday. Ramone passed away on April 15 from lymphoma at age 49. Joey Ramone was born, raised and began his career in Queens, New York, the area that Ackerman represents in Congress (in addition to Long Island).

"Joey Ramone created a musical and cultural revolution by rebelling against mainstream music and pioneering punk rock" Ackerman said of the late singer and songwriter. "Ramone’s leather jacket image and fast three chord songs influenced the lives of millions of fans while providing the musical formula for countless bands that followed in his footsteps."

Ackerman noted that Ramone and his band, The Ramones-whose members also hailed from Queens-spoke often about their hometown in interviews and even sang about the borough in songs such as "Rockaway Beach" and "We’re a Happy Family." Their song "Blitzkrieg Bop" which featured the verse "hey ho, let’s go" also became a favorite chant at New York Mets games at Queens’ Shea Stadium.

"Joey Ramone was a quintessential New Yorker, rising from gigs at the New York club CBGB to international acclaim" Ackerman said. "He was a tireless entertainer, performing live, recording albums and serving as a mentor to new bands until his untimely death last month. While he will be missed, his music will live on."

Joey Ramone served as the lead singer and the front man of The Ramones, which formed in Queens in 1974 and disbanded in 1996.



BELOW IS THE TEXT OF THE PROCLAMATION AND AT RIGHT PROCLAMATION PICTURE:

Click here to see large picture of the proclamation.

CONGRESSIONAL PROCLAMATION

IN HONOR OF JOEY RAMONE'S 50TH BIRTHDAY

WHEREAS:
THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS OF JOEY RAMONE HAVE GATHERED TONIGHT AT THE HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM TO CELEBRATE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY; AND

WHEREAS:
JOEY RAMONE, FROM 1974 TO 1996, SERVED AS THE LEAD SINGER AND THE FRONT MAN OF THE RAMONES, A ROCK BAND FROM QUEENS, NEW YORK; AND

WHEREAS:
JOEY RAMONE'S VOYAGE TO ROCK 'N' ROLL STARDOM THRUSTED FROM GIGS AT THE NEW YORK CLUB CBGB TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD; AND

WHEREAS:
JOEY RAMONE CREATED A MUSICAL AND CULTURAL REVOLUTION BY REBELLING AGAINST MAINSTREAM MUSIC AND PIONEERING PUNK ROCK; AND WHEREAS: JOEY RAMONE'S LEATHER JACKET IMAGE AND FAST THREE CHORD SONGS INFLUENCED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF FANS WHILE PROVIDING THE MUSICAL FORMULA FOR COUNTLESS BANDS THAT FOLLOWED IN HIS FOOTSTEPS; AND

WHEREAS:
JOEY RAMONE CREATED SUCH PUNK ROCK ANTHEMS AS "I WANNA BE SEDATED," "ROCKAWAY BEACH" AND "BLITZKRIEG BOP"; AND

WHEREAS:
JOEY RAMONE WAS A TIRELESS ENTERTAINER, PERFORMING LIVE, RECORDING ALBUMS AND SERVING AS A MENTOR TO NEW BANDS UNTIL HIS UNTIMELY DEATH LAST MONTH.

THEREFORE, I, GARY L. ACKERMAN, MEMBER OF CONGRESS REPRESENTING THE FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, DO NOW HOLD UP JOEY RAMONE FOR GREAT HONOR AND RECOGNITION AND DECLARE THIS DAY TO BE "JOEY RAMONE DAY" THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

Gary Ackerman's homepage





20) INFORMATION BEFORE JOEY PASSED AWAY

I wrote March 19 that Joey was again in hospital, his health was pretty bad. But Arturo Vega commented then more good news : "Joey watched a tape of 'The Sopranos' on Wednesday (Mar. 14) , he's doing better and better."
Latest news before death, which Arturo wrote to me April 10:
" Joey's condition is the same. It is still very serious, but his doctor thinks he can get better.

I'm sure that Joey got power of these all greetings and wishes! Thanks fans and thanks Arturo. We have to believe and trust that Joey's in safely place now.

In middle March I thinked did I mention anything of that, 'cause I again wanted to respect Joey's privacy. But then this news was so worldwide, it was example in New York Daily News, other newspapers and radios through world with the following way (I've heard of the mentions on seven different source):
" One of New York's original punk rockers is fighting for his life. Joey Ramone, 49, lead singer of the Ramones, a band out of Forest Hills that spearheaded the downtown punk scene in 1974, is in a New York-area hospital battling lymphoma. "

Then there started so many rumours... There's part of the reality on this New York Daily News, but too many times: "Bad news, is only good news, 'cause it sell".

YOURS
GET WELL SOON" GREETINGS AND WISHES FOR THE JOEY, BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY



21) YOUR MEMORY TEXTS FOR THE JOEY (Look information)

FIRST LISTING: APRIL 16, 2001


1) *Sniff* *Sniff* Early on this morning I got first textmail for my telephone that Joey has passed away, I answered for it "I don't think so, it have one of the these shit rumours again of the Joey's death, for what I was corrected during the weeks".

Then I came to check E-mails and it was really true... *Sniff* *Sniff* Like many of you, can't realize what is happened.
*Sniff* *Sniff* I've worked now without breaks 17 hours for my Ramones-page, answered hundreds of mails and listed these dedications etc... I wanna drink Budweiser -beers now...., Budweiser is Ramones beer.. I was just some weeks ago doing after partys with Dee Dee, Chase, Christian.. I drank lot Budweisers, when I was enjoying my miracle touring with Dee Dee.... and when I trust that everything is gonna be OK with Joey, then it happened.

I don't know what to write, I'm still in so chaotic feelings. But I trust that Joey is happy now and he's in a safest place. And like Henry also later wrotes, Joey make sure there's punks in heaven. I miss you Joey and I know you're smiling there in heaven. I wanna send as much as possible power for you, your mother, father, brother, Arturo, all you fans. King and Ramones lives forever. *Sniff* *Sniff*

Joey I always member the feeling when I heard 4,5 years ago your positive comments of my page. It was brilliant moment... I do my best. (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone - I turn 23 years, when Joey turns 50 years, May 19th - Finland)


2) It's hard to believe that Joey passed away today. I'm really glad that I had the chance to meet him as a kid and see the band a bunch of times too.. He was one of the best singers & songwriters in punk ever!! (Doug Cawker, 42, USA)

3) I just heard Joey passed away today. This is an Easter I will never forget. My prayers are with his family. (Bobbi Adams, 27, USA)

4) Joey died age 49, feels like i lost my best friend. (Orjan, 27, Sweden)

5) NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!JOEY DEAD!!!!!!!!!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO (Jeffrey, 30, The Netherlands)

6) am shocked... just can't believe it! A myth is gone, but also a friend, and a good guy. The truth is that I don't even know what to say. I can only say that I'll listen to his voice in my collection of LPs and CDs, one after the other, to make him my homage. (Alfredo, Spain)

7) so so fucking sad i remember you. see you up there Joey. GABBA GABBA. (Guvnor, 35, Kilsyth, Scotland)

8) I´d like to say my condolence to all Joey´s fans. He marked the most of my life, and he gave me a chance to choose a better way to live. I´ll be missing him. (Vedran Berlan, 23, Croatia)

9) That he has a lot of peace and that God has it in good place. Good-bye Joey Ramone (Orlando Oliveira, São Paulo, Brasil)

10) I loved him, I love him and I will love him and all ramones til the end of time!!!!!! Jari thank you for this site. Thanks a lot ! (Christian Kossak, 24, Germany/Bayern)

11) I am a Ramones Fan since 1979 and I just wanna tell you all that I'm with you in this moment of pain, Long Live to The RAMONES!!!!!!! (Angel Guanchez, 33, Caracas, Venezuela)

12) I've been a Ramone fan for ages probably since I was nine or ten. Remember getting a fake id just to get in Coney Island high for Joey's birthday party. I remember about a year ago I saw him and I ran about six blocks to see if it was really him and he stopped and talked to me and it was very very cool. I feel very badly over the fact that he died because I did not even know he was sick. He just seemed like one of those people who'd be around forever, as fans we tend to forget that he was human and was not a man of steel. But I think the fans will keep Joey alive. Today I am going to light a candle and plant a tree for Joey Ramone. We'll all miss him very much! (Maureen, 19 ,USA)

13) I struck me like lightning and I'm still not able to move. The "here today, gone tomorrow" feel is just too present. I'm gonna put on a ripped ramones shirt and take a long walk. A damn long walk.
Rest in peace. (Julius, 19, Norway)


14) I'm really am sorry to hear about the passing of Joey Ramone. Truly one of the greatest voices in rock and roll. Without Joey there is no Ramones. He truly epitomize the revival of rock and roll which at the time was starting to get too stale for everyones liking. With the Ramones it all started a new revolution in Rock Music which still continues to this day. Good Bye Joey,you'll be surely missed. (Max Brand, 29, Toronto, Canada)

15) Hi, my name is Rudolf and the reason of sending this message to you is full of sadness. Joey Ramone is for me forever the real Punk Rock King and thanx to him and his greatest band I spend best moments in my life. R.I.P. (Rudolf Zelenay, 27, Slovakia)

16) My life will not be the same without the Ramones. Without Joey Ramone. Your music and performances created euphoria in me like no other artist(s) ever has or ever will. Your original and coming atcha' stance combined with barked out, staccato-pace lyrics + the machine gun musical delivery ...well, it did something to me - drove me into a frenzy. I liked it. The time I saw you guys in 1980 at a small club in Toronto will be forever remembered. We were not 10 feet from the four of you and the whole hall was singing the songs and/or dancing. Everybody was grinning from the soul. It was pure joy personified. A defining moment for rockn'roll. I miss you already Joey. (Brian Anderson, 41, Canada)

17) Just yesterday I was thinking about you...wondering how you were doing. I said a prayer to myself, for you. One of my fondest memories is road tripping to Chicago from Kansas City to see you and the boys at the Riviera Theatre. I went with all of my brothers...it was a dream come true for us. Thank you for all of the great music..."Road To Ruin" is cranking up as I write...sing along Joey. Gabba Gabba We accept you one of us!!!! You'll always be. (Jim Strunk, 32, Kansas City USA)

18) For Joey,a REAL rock n' roll hero!! Gone but never forgotten.Gabba gabba hey!! (John Burke, 37, Detroit,Mi.,USA)

19) Joey Ramone!!!! You'll be missed!!! RIP, the music lives on... (Harlow Dietrich, 30, USA)

20) The world was a better place with Joey in it, alive. Joey was my "Elvis". There was no rock icon who meant more to me. I'll truly miss Joey, even though I never knew him. I'm really saddened for Joey, for the Ramones, and for (as dumb as it sounds) mankind. Joey never sold out - wrote great music - emboidied what Rock/Roll is and should be. He is a rock icon. I miss ya, Joey! (John Pierson, 38, USA)

21) Our memories are Too tough to die. (Jos Reinhoudt, 35, Netherlands)

22) I just wanted to pay my respects, and this seems like a good place to do it. It's because of Joey (and Dee Dee and Johnny and Tommy and Marky) that I was able to get up in front of people and play rock and roll music, which is the coolest thing I've ever done. I first saw the Ramones back in 1983 in Chicago and they blew my fucking head off. They weren't some big fucking rock stars on a stage a mile away. They were right there. I could reach out and touch them if I wanted. I never danced before, but the music just set me free. I "slam danced" (you kids call it "moshing") for the first time and it was amazing. It wasn't violent, but cathartic. In some ways it was the first time I ever felt alive. I remember jumping off my friend Scott's shoulders and getting some good air. I was about 15 feet in front of Joey, flying through the air, and I gave him the thumbs up sign. Without missing a beat, he threw his arm out and gave me a big thumbs up back. I just wanted to thank Joey for that. And for making rock and roll that mattered. RIP (Bob Odzinski, 34, USA)

23) Simply ... THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the music ! it bring me lots of joy and happy times since my glorious teen years until today ... and it will go, go, and go !!! HEY HO, LET`s GO !!! (Pedro - 28 - Portugal)

24) It is with great sadness I received the tragic news this morning about the you passing on to better life. We all Ramones freaks around the world will miss you inmensely. You were the one and only Punk Rock God to me and will love you always for turning me into the man I am today. If it wasn't for your music I don't know what boring life I would've had and as a musician myself without your unique influence I don't think I would've ever play and write as I do to this day. Your personality and musicianship moved me in ways that sometimes I felt lost in between the time that i listened to you sing and absolutely nobody could remove me from wherever it is that your voice always transports me. I will always love my dear friend and even though I didn't have the fortune of meeting you in person I really feel, as all of your big fans also feel I'm sure, like I know you very close just by listening to you the way I did AND WILL ALWAYS DO! Thank you for all the melodies and all of the great memories my beloved FRIEND AND IDOL! I will always miss you but with your music you will forever live in my heart and soul!
4,5,6,7 I KNOW YOU WENT TO HEAVEN! And I know you'll make it a better Punk Rockin' place for all of us when our time comes!
Love you 4-EVER! (Renato Gianola, 27, Mexicali, Mexico)


25) I have loved the Ramones for as long as I can remember. I saw them 10 years ago & it was without a doubt one of the best shows I've ever seen. The news of Joey's death is so very upsetting as this is the end of an era. I will miss him very much. But the music will live on forever. (Angi, 25, USA)

26) hey man, i´m crying for JOEY, I DON´T BELIEVE, JOEY IS DEAD, OH MY GOD, THE GRAET BAND THE WORLD, IS THIS THE END, ADIOS AMIGOS (Franklin Aranaga, Peru)

27) A Ramones Christmas
About five years ago there was a big snowstorm in NYC, like 22 inches of snow fell. Three days later on Christmas Eve I was helping a friend finish his last minute Christmas shopping. There were piles of snow six, seven feet high everywhere. We are walking to Tower Books and Video and are about a half a block away when Joey Ramone walks out of the store with a bunch of people. "There's Joey Ramone!" I tell my friend. We don't know whether or not we should bother him or not and I can see my friend is struggling with wether he should say anything. By now Joey is in the middle of the street and will soon get away. Finally, my friend screams "Hey Joey! Merry Christmas!" Joey turns around and starts to come over from about 30 meters away. He climbs over a giant mound of snow about 8 feet high and shakes our hands and says "Hey man, Merry Christmas!" It was incredibly cool. Now when we tell this story, we end it with "and that's when we realized Joey Ramone was the spirit of Christmas." We'll miss you Joey. (Kevin Whelan, 31, USA)


28) The Ramones represented a lifestyle so many frustated young people were experiencing: energy with no place to go. I cannot stop crying as I type this. To be able to have lived this long and look back on the influences that gave us the "go ahead" and hope that we can spread the message. I can't even say how much Joey's death has brought to life how vulnerable we all are. Joey's life was free of scandal and full of the natural resources we all needed: we had something to say and there was a way to make it all okay. He is and will always be the epitome of cool. I was 19 and my sister was 12 when I took her to see The Ramones in 1979 (Old Waldorf in San Francisco) and we still talk about the impact that had on our lives. Joey, we have your music, your pictures and your memories. Therefore, we will always have YOU. Love always, (Elma Kastning, 42, Alameda, CA, U.S.A)

29) I can't beleive.I don't wanna believe. I am listening RAMONES song now. I want to meet once again. It already passes dying at the age of 49. I also lost my dad from cancer bigining of this year. VERY SAD year for me.
THANK YOU JOEY! You made many many BAD ASS PUNK ROCK MUSIC!! Your song is makes me so HAPPY! I never forget you and RAMONES. I remember our "ROCK'N ROLL RADIO" forever! sorry,my poor English. I only wanna say "THANK YOU(ARIGATOU)" to JOEY. (YUKIKO, 26, JAPAN)


30) Joey, you were a rock-n-roll pioneer cutting through the musical sterotypes of the 70's. I will always remember your visits to Seattle way before it was supposedly a cool place to play and be known. That is how I will alway remember you. You along with the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks from England were the first ones to push back at the establishement. I was glad your represented the USA component of the New Wave movement. You cut the trail into a territory that due to your efforts is forever changing with new and bold expressions. You dared to be original and you will always be remembered in rock and roll history for it. God bless. (Gary, 46, USA)

31) Thank you for making things ok, when I needed to know it was ok to be an outsider. (Steve Hobson, 35, USA)

32) I can´t believe it. Our hearts are bleeding. I love you Joey and I will never forget what you´ve done for me!!! Cheers mate!!! (Marcus Gustafsson, 26, Sweden)

33) Joey was the most ramone of all. I can´t belive what happended, I really loved him... I don´t know what to say...I was a great fan of him I listened his records since I was 8...I hope everybody will remember him. Punk´s not dead.. (Georgina, 14, Argentina)

34) your energy and spirit was something to behold, unifying disperate masses into one happy family if only for one night at a time. you helped many people feel less lonely and alone in this world in this time. you were, are and will be loved by the minions who took a moment to here your voice. thanks always for all the music! (Ed Jomantas, 46, Dayton, Ohio, USA)

35) You was to me an inspiration. i can´t write anything. i never forget you and the Ramones (Santiago Giani, 21, Uruguay)

36) I want to thank Joey Ramone for being such an awesome role model. I also want to say that he was a hell of a musician, and he will definately be remembered! Punk will not die!! I assure you of that. Joey is still here, but he is in a better place. I Love You Joey!!! Sincerly, (Ginger, 19, U.S.A.)

37) Dear inalienable Joey, thank you for everything. You have meant endlessly much for me and hundred thousands of other people in the universe as we know it. We all see you later... Gabba gabba, we accept you, one of us. (Snah Ramone, 26, Norway)

38) PUNKS, HARD CORE, GRUNGE, HARD ROCK, BLUES... THANK YOU JOEY. ADIOS AMIGO. (Cleiton Miguel, 18, Brasil)

39) When I started dating my husband, in 1980, he tried to get rid of me at one point when he realized he was getting in deep. So he lent me an album which everyone he knew hated. He had cleared out whole rooms at parties by playing this album. He knew it would work. I listened to it, and loved it! Said to him when I gave it back, got anymore of this? He thought I was kidding at first, then realized that he was in deep doo-doo. The album was Rocket to Russia. And he and I have been listening to it ever since.
Besides my husband Dan, I love Joey more than anyone. I am devastated that he was ill, and has died. I am 48, just one year younger than Joey. I've seen the Ramones at least 20 times in concert, and was there the last time they played Atlanta. My condolences to Joey's family and loved ones. (Candice McCloskey, 49, Atlanta, GA USA)


40) Joey your positive influence on my life will be lived out through your memory. we will all miss you very much. (Swan, 35, USA)

41) Thank you for everything! you will always be the best,see you on the other side. (Jimmy Krook, 26, Sweden)

42) Thanks to Joey and the rest of the Ramones for all the years of good 'ol punk rock. You've influenced all the rest of us punk rockers world wide, and will continue to do so even in passing. Joey will truely be missed. In you're memory we will continue on, Joey. Hey Ho...... (Brian Paniagua, 26, U.S.A.)

43) I was 13 years old when I first saw the Ramones in Santa Cruz, California. I am now 33, and I am filled with sadness that you are gone. Whenever someone would ask who is your favorite band the answer was easy "THE RAMONES". Your sexy, powerful, smooth voice was incredible! When I saw you in Seattle at age 28, I was first row in the pit, screaming "Joey, Joey" just hoping you would look my way. You have touched so many peoples lives with your music, you are a legacy to not only my generation but to many generations. You and your music will live in my heart forever. (Daphne Washburn, 33, USA)

44) Life's a gas......
So it was for Joey Ramone.
Just learned about the death of the one great lead singer, who fronted a band that defined what most call punk. No one really new what to think of it..But it was a sound that begged to be heard. The bubblegum, the surf, the d-u-m-b lyrics....and all in this march-like tempo powered by a 1-2-3-4.
I won't go into the songs, you know them all.... Personally, I never even caught on to Joey Ramone and the guys until 10 years ago, while they treaded charts and refused to die a commercial death. The spirit continued to live, and lives. I had befriened a guy from the New York No Wave era at that time, and was taught a lot about music and careers, and life in general. I certainly got my music history rewritten upon hearing a mix tape he made for me...the new Nirvana album,"Nevermind" in its entirety, Social Distortion, The Stooges, his band the False Prophets, and amongst it all, 2 songs by the leather-clad foursome.
Beat On The Brat and Sheena Is A Punk Rocker were part of my great initiation into the world and the undeground world of music. I would soon detest Top 40 as I do to this day.
Now, as I prepare for a Tuesday weekly noncommercial netradio program...I find myself scrapping part of my playlist..to include part of my earlier memories...and hopefully to create new ones.
Joey never really appeared to me so coherent or even present. When he was onstage, he seemed to be purely alive, in his beliefs, his emotions, everything. I almost had the chance to see him live, at Coney Island High 2 years ago. It was his birthday, and he would be the headliner at the end. But the end of the show seemed forever delayed. My date was not willing to spend the night waiting for him. Unfortunately I decided to stay either. We both had to work in the morning. Coney Island High would close a month later. (Dan Herman, 31, Webcaster, Radio Crystal Blue (www.radiocrystalblue.com), USA)


45) For The greatest singer in the whole world Joey Ramone:
Man its a sad day here in Earth with your loss, you made us happy with every song you singed ,Thanks for being the inspiration for all the punks in the world. Ramones were,are and will be the greatest rock n roll band to ever walk this place. RIP Joey
p.s. April 15 is now the Ramones day for all of us
1234! take it Dee Dee!
:( R A M O N E S # 1 (Yoel Gaetan, 18, Puerto Rico)


46) The Ramones will ALWAYS rule! We miss you, Joey. (Doug, 37, USA)

47) God bless you man. You made life fun. You will be sorely missed by my friends and me - I will never forget wandering into the Continental on 3rd Ave and seeing you jump on stage for an impromptu greatest hits set with a local band. Plus all those great "official" shows - man, you seemed like you'd just always be a part of our scene and now you're gone...this is just too sad. I miss you already Joey! Make sure there's punks in Heaven my friend. (Henry, 33, New York, USA)

48) Rock on Joey! We'll never forget pogo'ing to with you! (Jim Kamnikar 42 Columbus, OH USA)

49) this is the worst day rock 'n' roll history.he was the best.he still is the best. the ramones are still the best.and i'm still waiting for that solo album.i think the saddest part for me was that i always had hope that the ramones just might get back together, because i started listening to the ramones when i was 11 in 1995, a year before they retired. i sure hope that solo album is released. no one will ever be as great as joey ramone.he was the best and in my opinion and in many others,always will be the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAMONES-4EVER (Tyler Boutilier,17,Canada)

50) God, noooo!!!!
I can't believe that it's true! How can life be so crule? Joey is the greatest man that has ever walked this earth. I just found out a couple of minutes ago, so I'm still crying. I'm just in a state of shock... All you angels in heaven: take care of our Joey!!!!!!!!!!!! (Evelina Andersson, 16, Sweden)


51) thankx for make music , we will see you someday , one more time thanks,thanks,thanks.Today at 14.30 i just to buy 2 RAMONES albums in cd,it's casually? i don't know.Anyway i will miss you.RAMONES EVER. Salute to johnny,dee dee,marky & cj. AT LAST WE CAN "BELIEVE IN MIRACLES" THANKS TO JOEY. (Pedro Sanchez-Noriega Garcia, 33, Madrid, Spain)

52) For Joey Ramone i just want to say that the Ramones kicked ass and that they will live on forever (Josh, 15, Crappy America)

53) I read a Ditch newspaper this morning on the Internet and it started with the sad news, Joey Ramone is dead!!!
My memories of the Ramones are going back till 1978. For the first time I heard their song at a party from the Album: It's alive!!! As a 16 year old teenager I was committed to them from day one, as I grew up I had the chance to see and to hear the Ramones 4 times in my life !! The first time was in Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada, the second time at a Open Air festival in Sneek, Netherlands, the 3rd time in Groningen also the Netherlands (DeeDee gave me here his bass plectrum) and the 4th time was at the open air festival Torhout Werchter in Belgium. 4 times!!! Was that enough??? Right now I can't really find the words and I don't really know how I am feeling, but one thing is for sure, eventhough not a Punk rocker anymore, a CD of the Ramones is played everyday in my car when I am on the road for my work. Did the Ramones changed my life?? I do not know, honestly not, but their music will be with me forever. To all the Ramones fans in the world : the Ramones will live forever through their music, interviews and movie(s) but right now a lot of you would like to be sedated too I guess. (Albert, 38, Canada)


54) Hey!
I just wanted to write to say that it's a damn shame about the obviously not immortal Joey Ramone. He, and the Ramones have influenced almost every band out there, either directly or indirectly. I am in a band called the Scapegoatz, and of the 4 members, 3's biggest influence is the ramones. The other member is more metal influence, but most of the metal is very Ramones influenced, so we are all very influenced by the Ramones. At his last show, when Joey was wearing a colostomy bag, it seemed rather obvious that he wasn't gonna have the time to fade away before his death. Anyway...It's a shame. (Bruno Allard, 20, Canada)


55) This Sucks. I am very sad right now. I am crying. I didn't think I would. But, hey. The Ramones, Joey Ramone, helped me figure out so much. They protected me, they were my psychotherapy, without them I dont know if I would have become someone I could respect.
Joey will of course be remembered as an icon. After the fact. Not to fail to pay homage to the rest of the guys, Dee Dee, Tommy, Johnny, Marky, C.J. I wish Joeys family my deepest condolences, and hope they will always know how important music can be to people. I feel like a close friend has passed away. (Steve Alexander, 39, USA)


56) the ramones and joey rocked my world...thank you (Jordan Alexander, 20, Usa)

57) It was a cold monday afternoon in Oslo, Norway. I was watching the Drew Carey show, and this was the episode where Joey appeared. I rememberd because I had seen that episode before. I had a great laugh. But later that day when I turned on the radio, they announced that the Joey Ramone had passed away. They played Blitzkrieg Bop. We will miss him. PunkRock has lost one of the greatest people, voices and person ever. Your music and words will never die... Hey ho, let's go! (Marius & Mathias Hole, 19, Norway)

58) A LUMP IN MY HEART AT THE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PASSING.REAL SAD.CANT GET OVER IT, I CAN JOKE AT SO MANY THINGS OR NOT TAKE THINGS SERIOUSLY.BUT WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS WAS TRUE I HELD MANY TEARS.YOU PROABLY KNOW, BUT LET ME SAY IT, YOUR BAND IS THE BEST.TAKE YOUR SPRINGSTEENS, JOHN LENNON'S ANYDAY, THE RAMONES MADE ME WANNA ROCK THE COOL EDDIE COCHRANE AND GENE VINCENT BOPPIN BEATS.I HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO HANG WITH THOSE GUYS AND LOOK OVER OTHERS, PERHAPS, SO KIDS MAY ROCK N ROLL. OH YEAH, SAY HI TO STIV BATORS FOR ME. (CHRISTOPHER FUENTEZ, 32, USA)

59) AH! JOEY, THE LIFE GOES ON FOR YOU IN THE PLACE IN YOU ARE. JUST REMBER ONE THING (YOU AND ALL THE RAMONES FANS): ONE MAN TRACENDING IN THE MOMENT HI IS DIE...BUT I THINK YOU TRACENDING IN THE MOMENT OF ARRIVE FOR THE FRIST TIME A SOME STAGE. WELL MY FRIEND, I SEE YOU IN THE OTHER RECURRENTING LIFE, I SWER ONE THING: YOU COMING BACK A MEXICO CITY AND I AM HERE WAITING FOR YOU.....HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW!!!! ADIOS AMIGO!!! ALL MY ADMIRATION AND LOVE: (ADRIAN MOSCOSO, 22, MEXICO)

60) Gabba Gabba Hey my friend thanks for some great times, gigs and albums. (Mark, 37, Uk)

61) It's a sad sad day. One off the greatest men to ever walk this earth have past away. Thanks for all inspirations and all the songs you gave us. It wont be the same without you. See you in heaven! 1 2 3 4 (Mange, 35, Sweden)

62) i was with my girlfriend this afternoon when the cell phone rang a message; it was from a friend, telling me that last night joey ramone passed away. i couldn't think about nothing but joey, joey, joey... i still cannot believe it, i had the wish of seeing the ramones alive once again. they were the second rock show i've seen in my life back in '93, the first was metallica. the first ramones album is my all-time favourite record, i think its sound is the sound of fury, liberation, the sound against all frustrations, pains and fears that struck you in your young ages. it is pure energy in the form of a sound attack. man, it couldn't get better... joey, wherever you are, think that you and your boys changed my life. i hope to see you when i die. for me it is a sad day; i will always remember you. VIVAN LOS RAMONES!!! (Max Gonzalez, 23, Barcelona, Spain, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

63) Words are difficult to find when someone you love passes away.I became a fan in 1976 and I still am today so the news of Joey's death makes me very sad . I hope Joey has found peace where he is now and I'm sure that he will be alive in the memories of fans all over the world for a long time to come Farewell Joey, thanks for what you have done,bringing so much joy to so many people.Just rest in peace now. (Rudi Beyens; 37, Belgium)

64) For Joey - the man who leaded the band that formed me as a person who I really am. Hearing his voice through speakers, chewing bubblegum, wearing knee hole pants and sneaker shoes and growing your hair makes you feel the outraging atmosphere of place they call New York in 70's.
No matter of many great rock superstars, Joey you deserve the place in Rock 'N Roll House of Fame. Although the punkrockers are yet to be reprimanded by society they are also human beings nevetheless more sincere than others. Joey, rest in peace and pray for all of us, your beloved punkrocking army. I wish to see all leading New Yorkers on his funeral cause he deserves it!
As Dee Dee said in Poison Heart: "I just wanna walk right out of this world 'Cause everybody has a poison heart"
Al Pacino said: "New York has to offer you a lot and gives you a lot, but also it can take all from you including yourself." (Dario Miocevic, 17, Croatia)


65) Thanks....I haven't other words....thanks I'm so young, but your music and your voice make me happy everyday Please, now meet Sid in the Heaven and start pogo whit him and the angels. FOREVER CIAO (Fabrizio, 21, Italy)

66) We already miss you, you will still be there inside our rock'n roll heart. But things will never be the same, cause we always dreamed of a come back of pure pleasure... (Christophe, 31, France)

67) I AM STILL WELLING UP FROM THE HORRIBLE NEWS...THE RAMONES WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST..ROCK AND ROLL BAND OF ALL TIME...EVERY SONG CONJORS UP A PERSONAL MEMORY, AND I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF SEEING THEM LIVE MANY TIMES...ROCK MUSIC HAS JUST SUFFERED ONE OF THE WORST BLOWS EVER....AND I AM STILL GETTING TERRIBLY SAD WHILE LISTENING TO THEM TODAY....R.I.P. JOEY...YOU ARE LOVED BY MANY, AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED (MIKE RAMONE SHERWOOD)

68) You're time has come yesterday. You're maybe dead, but your song's like "KKK took my baby away", " I won't let it happen" etc. live forever. I wanna say thank you of that great rock'n'roll what you give us. Big slice of rock die with you. I wanna say one thing to every Ramones fan: DIE WITH YOUR SUNGLASSES ON!!! (Veli-Matti Kievimaa, 15, Finland)

69) For Joey, you died the day of my 20th birthday; but now I'll celebrate twice as much, because I'll always remember all the times when I was sad and a Ramones song helped me through the way. And your the main influence of my band, løs Chürrüscøs, and this Saturdays concert will go to you. I only regret that I couldn't meet you personally, but I know you have a great place in Valhal. Sorry for my bad writing, but you were always better with it (Alejandro Bohórquez, 20, Colombia)

70) Joye, rest in peace ... in heaven.... (Fabricio, 25, Brazil)

71) I always thought that you would be around for me to take my 3 year-old son to a Ramones reunion concert someday. I never got to thank you and the rest of the band for bringing me and my husband together nearly 20 years ago. (The first words he ever said to me were "Gabba Gabba Hey." ) You will always have a special place in our hearts. (Barbara O'Connor, 35, USA)

72) Joey wasn't just an entertainer, but he was also an inspiration to all. (Alan Huck, 11, United States)

73) I´m a one of your latest fans because I realizedfew months ago that the ramones are one of the best band on the earth... and I just wanna make you know, joey that you made a great job on life and I, and all the next generation will enjoy your music, our music.... See ya soon Joey! THE RAMONES RULES!!!! (Hernan Zbucki, 16, Argentina)

74) My friends & I were talking about the Punk Scene's roots just this past weekend....talking about how The Ramones influenced so many of the major Alternative Rock bands after them. I have just heard the news from my sister who emailed me from the USA - it hasn't yet been reported in London; It was a shock to me. My heart goes out to Joey's family, friends, & all Ramones fans universally. Thanks, Joey - thanks for teaching the Music Scene how to do it PROPERLY & we'll miss you....really, really miss you. (Siobhan, 30, United Kingdom)

75) JOEY RAMONE HAS DIED,I CAN'T BELIEVE IT...JOEY LIVES IN MY POISON HEART,JOEY LIVES INSIDE OF ALL US...ADIOS JOEY,ADIOS THE GREATEST PUNK SINGER OF ALL TIME (EZEQUIEL, 16, SPAIN)

76) Just heard the news 20 minutes ago and feel the shock of the loss of a family member like my one cool uncle is gone
christ i don't know where i'd be without the ramones and the bands they influenced I've often thought there would've been no way out of the hell of being a picked on teenager alive if it hadn't been for the ramones. today sucks (Jeff Kelland, 25, Canada)


77) what can i say. a hero is lost punk will keep stong with his memory. RAMONES (Jamie, 17, USA)

78) I thank you joey for all the special nights in london.allways remembered.R.I.P (Michael Lord, 37, England)

79) Thanks for all the great music you made for us. Without you it will never be the same again. We'll never forget you!! (Bart Gijsels, 31, Belgium)

80) I'm a big fan of Ramones It was really shocking when I watched the news that he passed away,but despite of that tragedy he left a memorable decades to us. So in behalfed of my friends and bandmates condolences to his Mom and Family, I'm sure that he's happy for where he is now. THE FORTUNATES. (Jude Ramirez Ballres, 23)

81) Absolutely gutted. I`m proud to have met Joey a few times and he even wore my BeachBastards T-Shirt in Liverpool in`90. I`ve still got the bottle of Bud he gave me after the gig. The Ramones have meant more to me since 76 than any other band & I know they always will. I`m gonna stick a CD on now and celebrate his life. (Steve Whittle, 40, UK)

82) In all the world's history I can't think of a more unlikely hero than Joey Ramone but a hero he was none the less. In the lost 70s he and his band led the disillusioned dorked-out geek/punks of the world into a place that made it alright to be a pinhead, to have a dysfunctional family, to be a street punk Romeo and to just wanna have something to do.
In 1976 I was 17 and lost. I was looking for some new direction, some new movement to be a part of, to fill the hunger in my life. The hunger brought on by the void of a broken home, boredom of a small town and flunking out of high school. The Ramones hit me in the head and heart with a baseball bat of hard music the likes never heard before. They were a band that were laying and singing MY songs at MY speed and with MY voice.
I think it was a friend of a friend who was catching a ride with us to the next town over on a Friday afternoon beer run. He jumped in and said, 'Hey, check this tape out, my brother in New York sent it to me' as he slapped it into the player. It was a home recording of the first album and 'Blitzkrieg Bop' was running like a chainsaw through my brain before I knew what hit me. Pow! This is IT! This is the music and the emotion and the fight that I understand. It gave me a reason to believe and a jump start to do something with my life that I was on the brink of giving up on. If these alienated glue huffing street thugs could stand up and be unconditional about who they were then why not me. Thank god for Joey and the Ramones.
There will not be a song like 'American Pie' written about yesterday, but there should be. There will not be the outpouring of national or even global emotion that we saw the day John Lennon was gunned down, but there should be. There will not be statues or parks or awards named or given in honor of him , but there should be. He was not one of the beautiful people that the rock world has come to adore and promote. He was tall, gangly, knock-kneed and insanely white. His long banged black hair hung over his long face blocking all but his rose tinted glasses, large nose and oversized lips. A startling vision to be sure but exactly the anti-hero I, and many others, needed, a non-conformist that was unfazed by his appearance in public. No fawning masses of hysterical girls, no paperazzi following his every move and no endless journalistic diatribes in the 'rock' publications on how he grew up. Just stand up straight ahead punk/dork/geek rock year after year, album after album. In the end they also knew when to hang it up mostly because they were never addicted to the glory like so many others in their profession are. His greatest attribute was not his looks or his talent but that he, like us, was 'damaged goods'. A geek, a dork, a punk. He did not shun this he reveled in it and brought to us the voice we could not speak for ourselves.
Don't get me wrong there are others out there like me, plenty of them, who will feel the same way I do but, the masses will not realize the depth of this loss. His contribution and heroism will be under-appreciated and that is the real tragedy of this event. This world needs more Joey Ramones because he is us - the majority. The large percentage that are made to feel as outcasts because we do not fit with the norm but, have a lot to give. I will miss him. Gabba, gabba hey. (Robert Brown, 42, USA)


83) thanks for all the good times and the good friends I made through you. I even met my husband through you. But that you already know, cause we sent you a wedding invitation. Not answered. And just half an hour before you passed, my husband tought his nephew to say "gabba, gabba, hey". Good wishes for whereever you are now. (Heidi Brenke-Malone, 35, Worcester, MA, USA, lived in Germany till last year)

84) Dear Jari-Pekka, Thank you for updating your website so soon and keeping us all informed. Things will never be the same! (Jeroen Teugels, Antwerp, Belgium)

85) Today we are not an happy family. Our brother left us. God bless You. (Giorgio Ventura, 33, ITALY)

86) I was so shocked to hear that Joey had passed. I was flipping through channels and heard a blurb about Bono singing one of the RAMONES tunes and I realized what must have happened. My best birthday - ever - was the one when I got to go back stage and meet the RAMONES. Many thanks to Chris Henry (wherever he is) for scoring the tickets! The band has been one of the few constants in my life. My teenage years were definately a little more bearable knowing there were these freaks out there who were not afraid to be themselves.
Strangely, I was just at the Guitar Center in Los Angeles three days ago where there are a few RAMONES memorabilia artifacts and also their hand prints in the sidewalk out front. I put my hand in Joey's handprint and wondered if he was getting better. This is a definate end to a big part of my life. Hey Ho! Let's go! (Monica Oesterling, 29, Truckee, CA, USA)


87) Thanks for Your music, we know, you´re gone now. But we spent the best time in our life listening to your music. Ramones will never die, and it was Your voice giving it to them. Sorry for writing to late, best wishes. Rock ´em up in heaven. Still adore You, (CJ, 25 and Stefan, 25, Germany)

88) I heard the news of Joey Ramone's passing this morning, and I am filled with sadness. My life changed forever when I first heard the Ramones' music; it was my introduction to punk rock, and I have never been the same since that day I first heard "I Wanna Be Sedated". The Ramones are such a large part of the person I have become, their music has helped me through many hard times...there's so much I want to say but can't put into words right now. All I can say for sure is that I will truly miss Joey Ramone, as will millions around the world whose lives have been touched by his music just as I have. The original punk rocker is no longer with us, and we are all poorer for that; yet, the great music he was a part of will live with us always, and that makes our lives that much richer. Rest in peace Joey, and thank you for all the good times. We love you. (Kevin, 22, USA)

89) Somebody to believe in... Thnx (Maarten Vleminckx, 25, Belgium)

90) I am Charles,a 15 year old who ever since Heard the Ramones has been changed for ever. When I heard that Joey had died I could not even sleep. I hope who ever reads this can feel what I feel right now and how time will go on. So remember that time is short and can be taken away just as fast. Good bye Joey and I loved the music you put thru my ears. (Charles Conley III, 15, USA)

91) I´m so sad but at the time I´m very happy because now you´re in a safest place. All I can say is THANKS, for you and for your music.
Long live The Ramones...the show must go on (Gustavo, 29, Peru)


92) You're going throught a tight wind. Hey ho, Joey. Forever. (Nicola, 29, Italy)

93) Today I feel old.... My youth died today with Joey...but it sure was more fun with his music in it. (Jenine G. ,40, Canada)

94) We feel that a part of many of us has gone with you. But also a huge part of our lives is filled with you.
True, a part of your soul will be inside of all your fans, cause we 'don't want to grow up', we had 'Rock'n'roll high school' days, and 'we wanna be your boyfriend', and 'we've beaten the brats' and still we'll do so.
We learnt determination through your lyrics, we learnt tenderness and social conscience with your rithms, we shape our lives and personalities through your sounds, and that is your part.
We still go to bed hearing your music in the earphones when we want to forget or to fell; and we play it before we go to work to try to remember that we are unique individuals and do not want the system to overcome me.
We still feel litlle punky boys cause we still now what is important in life. Thanks to you we learnt to feel confident to say what we like and dislike, what is fair and unfair, and we still know how to look upon anybody's eyes to let them know what we think.
God bless you and your family, and don't you forget that every night we'll have a little pray for you. Thanks for shaping our lives and keep heaven clean of bastards for us. (Maximo, 31, Spain)


95) Thanks for many hours of the best music. I'm so glad I saw you play in Adelaide. We'll miss you! Love (Ann Nolan, 47, Australia)

96) I am really sorry because of the death of Joey. He has been part of my life for many years and now he is gone. I have been searching to find references about Joey these years, a solo record or something like that, but I did not expect what has happend. I hope you will be in heaven and that someday we shall meet again. See you AMIGO (Alex de la Peña, 32, San Sebastian, Spain)

97) Well i don`t know what to say, i lost many things in my life and i felt bad many times, and the oly thing that make me feels better were the ramones. I like them since i was 8 year old and i missed all their shows here in Brazil cause i was too young when they played here the last time. I want to thank Joey for the many things that his songs helped me, and i want to say that it is not the end, he will be in our memories. thanks (hey and sorry because my english is not good) (Erik Pietz, 18, Brazil)

98) CIAO JOEY! YOUR MUSIC WILL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART (ELENA, 22, ITALY)

99) Gabba Gabba Hey! To Joey: Hope you seen me! youre best friend! Love and peace! All for one and all for you! Voice nobody had! The Best! (Renè, 19, Norway)

100) To the man who fronted the greatest band ever and wrote half the songs that changed my life, I can only humbly salute you. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Joey. There will never be a better rock and roll singer. (David Lewis, 36, USA)

101) I'm so sad about your dead.I can't believe it. You will stay in our hearts forever.I'm not religious,but in this moment i pray for you and your family.When i wrote these words i hear you and the guys on my stereo and i'm still crying.I remember the times when i saw you on tour in germany.You has given me hours and hours of fun and happiness.A last"GABBA GABBA HEY" from me to you.God bless you and your family. (Wolfgang Hyll, 43 ,Germany)

102) What can I say? One of the four main reasons for me getting into punk, & start playing myself is no more. (Guess the other three......) You towered way above your peers, litterarely & musically.......U gave me such inspiration & guts to do my own thing, not to mention the sheer thrill & high I got when first hearing such gems as Blitzkrieg...Sniffing glue...she`s the one...I wanna be sedated......theres wayyy too many to mention but a few. May you rest in peace in your denim & leather-clad heaven, knowing how much you meant to so many of us. Thank You. (Tore Madsen "Maddy", 37, Norway)

103) You've been a way of life for me and my best friend, and we have listened to all your songs millions of times. You and all Ramones are the best that has happened to me in this shitty life. You have helped me in my bad moods, but I also have sung yours songs in my car, at crazy parties and so drunk with my friends, here in Barcelona. Today, I still remember when The Ramones came to Barcelona for a show and I couldn't go because it was a tuesday and I was only fourteen. I tried to go to the concert, but my parents didn`t allow me. I will always be in touch with you, I promise I won't change my Ramones way of life. YOU ARE THE MAN, JOEY!!!! Lot's of love from Narcis, you will be always in my heart. Now I just hope your sad death won't change the philosophy of the and, and I also hope that the media will not hurt you and your name. SEE YA THERE, MY FRIEND, LISTENING TO "TODAY YOUR LOVE, TOMORROW THE WORLD", MY FAVOURITE SONG!!!! Bye. (and sorry for my english) (Narcis Verdaguer, 25, Barcelona, Spain)

104) For Joey:I miss you... (Gustavo de Blas, 27, Spain)

105) I am 31 years old, today is the worst day in my life. MY FATHER died. Joey saved me the life. Now it is secured more and more this feeling Ramone for me and all my colleagues, friends and collectors that you/they shared with me these years. A memory for Joey, the most honest rocker in the history (Hugo Ramone, 31, South-America)

106) I love Joey Ramone forever R.I.P. (Kazuho "maorau" Niidome, 39, JAPAN)

107) For Joey! C'ya in paradise. with love your journalist fans in Mexico (ANGELA HOCES SAUVAT, 34, MEXICO)

108) Rest in Peace King of all Pinheads - I am so sad that we will never meet in this life. Your life has been a gift to all Ramones fans and you gave the music industry a good kick up the ass. The Godfather of Punk has passed on - Lest we forget. (Cliff Hughes, 35, New Zealand)

109) Woke up to the radio this morning... First thing I hear through my sleepy haze, "Joey Ramone is dead at 49..." I couldn't believe it. I was stunned. Joey was an idol for me through my teen years. Still is. Always wll be. When i was 12, i went to a friend's house to listen to records. We found one of his sister's, it had a cartoon picture of four guys in leather, ripped jeans and sneakers on the front. Road to Ruin. He hated it. I haven't looked back since. The world won't be the same without him, but is better off for having known him while he was here. I'm going to kisten to my vinyl now. Later Joey. (Don, 28, Canada)

110) Today my brother entered my room and told me, that he just read about Joey's death in the TV-text. I read the bad news and tried to get further information about this tragedy.It definetly was NOT the header in the TV-texts but to me it was today's shock! I have heard about Joey's bad conditions some days ago and from then on began to pray.
I'm so fucking sorry that I was a RAMONES-fan just from '98 on.I saw their last show's record in a CD store in Düssel-dorf(Germany).I baught it and I was what I was supposed to be, a RAMONES-fan! I've always been waiting for a reunion or something like that, because of the coming film. Now all me hope, which in deed kept my alive somehow is gone and I will surly never be the same again. I'm so damn sad about Joey's death because he was the core of Punk,the founder of a fascinating ideology, a religion!! Today, as a kind of tribute, I listened to Mondo Bizarro.I sang all the songs very loud and something that never should happen happened: I started crying because of a man. Knowing the Ramones completed my live and now the progress of incompleting it set in.
One should think that the passing away of Joey wouldn't influence my life that much but in deed I'm afraid of the future because I'm feeling that listening to one of the RAMONES-songs cannot be fun anymor but just fulfill me with sorrow and anger. FUCK(I'm crying again)!!!This should never have happened! Joey has always been so tall, so powerful, so strong, how could this god-damned cancer take him from us!!! I hope Joey knows how all the fans feel, how much he ment to is, how huge the hole he left in our hearts really is. No one in my environment understands my feelings. Knowing that visiting a show is still possible ment everything to me, what now?
It wasn't Joey's turn to die, he still had a task to fulfill which is the most adorable: bring Punkrock to the world!!! Adios Joey, Rest in eternal peace,you've just left home. I wish you'd "want to live your live again" C.U. Joey (Matthias Witz, 18, Germany)


111) I will always remember blasting Too Tough to Die, with tears in my eyes, singing the chorus as loud as my choked up voice would allow after hearing the horrible news. I will also always remember the undying devotion to RAMONES that I feel in my heart. Sadly not all in the punk community appreciate what they have done. As a result I was forced to punch someone in the head for mocking the Joey Ramone remembrence patch that I fashioned out of an old white T-shirt, an expo marker, and some safety pins. I'm now suspended from school for two days, but socking that ignorant piece of poser shit was probably one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. Rest In Peace Joey. YOU ARE MISSED!!!!!!! (Ryan Guffey, 16, U.S.A.)

112) First an hour ago I heard from Joeys death and I feel very sorry. I've been into the Ramones since 1977 and I'll always be. Rest in peace, Joey. (Andi, 40, Germany)

113) We are all going to miss you. When i heard the news of Joey's death i immediately popped some RAMONES into my player and listen to them on the way to school and back. Joey- I know you can hear me from heaven- You will never be forgotten, God bless you and your family. Long live the RAMONES!!! (Alex Belous, 19, Phoenix Arizona)

114) FOR THE GENIOUS , THE KING , THE RULES , JOEY
Hi Joey , if you can listen or read this , know that you are a Saint , because you make a difference here , you changed the life of millions of people , to better.
You mom must be PROUD , because she bringed to the world a genious , an incredible man , a person who give to all his fans happyness and courage , personality and help.
Joey , WE LOVE YOU , AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE . THANKS FOR EVERYTHING , THANKS VERY VERY MUCH (Lucas, 18, Brazil)


115) I didn't really listen to the ramones too much until about maybe a month ago ,but there music is really good and it is a very sad thing to hear that Joey Ramone has passed away and he will never be forgoten (Shane, 14, Canada)

116) He was to tough to die, but we couldnt help it I'm sure he's fine now Far away from this strange world But we will miss him!!! a lot! HAIL RAMONES! HAIL JOEY! (Luciana, 18, Brazil)

17) Just wanted to say that I grew up with the Ramones music. Joey and his cohorts provided many people with pleasure; and caused a few to go deaf! But they had fun getting there.
I will always remember the riverside show. The Ramones, with Social distortion. That rocked! Thanks for the memories Joey! (Jim Klopatek. 40, USA)


118) I AM IN MOURNING AS ARE MOST EVERYONE THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO...HE IS,WAS, AND EVER SHALL BE IN OUR HEARTS AND SOULS. WE LOVE YOU JOEY...REST IN PEACE...ADIOS AMIGO. (CYNTHIA, 36, HOUSTON,TX. USA)

119) Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Joey for making music. Life for me would have been unbearable for me were it not been for the Ramones. You will never be forgotten and I will continue to spread the word on how great you were(and are). We should celebrate his life and art and not mourn too much because like Joey said "Life is a Gas". If Rock n Roll will live forever, so will Joey. (Michael Ganci, 32, Long Island, NY, USA)

120) Saw my first show in 1976. Spontaneously jumped against the wall and banged against my friends. Watching Joey standing tall, mic in one hand, other hand in fist pumping the crowd up. Point at Dee Dee - D-U-M-B Start following them around NY area. record week was 5 shows. Joeys was always everon's favorite.
His voice could bring you to tears. Played Howling At The Moon over and over just to hear the fade and come back Uh Sha La La La. I'm gonna stay up allnight drinking Heinekins and Tanquery in Joey's honor. (Jack Tannachion, 47, NJ, USA)


121) at this moment we think that this is not true , we will remember him every day of our lives, his our real amigo, and we wont forget the great moments that we felt when he and the other ramones, came to argentina. we will miss you. (maximiliano spikermann, 26, argentina)

122) i remember lying awake at night thinking just of you. that things would last for ever, baby...they never really do........i'll remember you. ....as the man of the band that saved many lives..!!?? (stuart diggle, 34, england)

123) How unfair it seems that someone so young and talented and unique could be taken from the earth...
Thanks Joey for leaving us with the priceless gift of your music. (Chris Lally, 22, Canada)


124) For Joey, I played a gig on Friday, April 6th at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. It is on the lower east side, not very far from CBGBs. I knew Joey was in the hospital and dedicated my set to him. I got a chance to meet him once several years ago at Irving Plaza in NYC. We happened to be standing next to each other at the bar and we both were drinking white russians (kahlua, vodka, and cream.) He was very sweet and spoke in that wonderful Queens accent.
He always kind of seemed to be looking at the floor while he talked, not out of disrespect, but because I think he was genuinely shy. I stayed with my friend in Rego Park last week in Queens just a few blocks shy of Forest Hills where the Ramones were from. Simon and Garfunkel, then known as Tom and Jerry, were also from Forest Hills. I spoke with my friend Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter, and she said she wanted to get Joey to do a new track on a Woody project they were working on. I told her Joey had lymphoma. It made her very sad. I guess we can only imagine what Joey Ramone doing a Woody Guthrie piece would have sounded like. On the upside, now Joey and Woody can work on it together. Long Live Joey Ramone. (Paul Metsa, 45, USA)


125) For Joey, the greatest punk legend, you will be missed terribly. i love you man (Freedom Moreno, 15, USA)

126) To The Beloved JOEY RAMONE, I cant belive hes actully gone!! He was my favorite singer from my favorite band. Him and all the other RAMONES were my idols. I'm not very glad to see him go. Why did he have to pass away on Easter and in my birthday month too. My b-day is the 28th. Now I'm going to have misserable Easters!! I LOVE YOU JOEY (Lil'Ramona, turning 12, USA)

127) I couldn't believe it last night when I heard the news. He was an inspiration to us all. Legends like Joey Ramone should be immortal. But I know he's now looking down at us all. No longer does he have to suffer. NOW he is going to live forever. The first and last time I ever saw the Ramones was at Lollapalooza '96 in Texas. I will never forget that concert. Joey Ramone will live on through our memories. All across the world, a tear is being shed by his fans who remember how much Joey Ramone and his music were a part of our lives. Although we may not have known him personally. We came to know and love him through his music. Rock on Joey Ramone....wherever you are. We miss you. (Anitra Castillo, 25, USA)

128) You have been my hero since I was seven years old. I remember when i got my first Ramones tape in '84, and knew that you were the greatest singer around. I will always remember you for what you have brought to my life. I will miss you very much. it hurts so much that you are not with us any more, but I know that you are with me forever. (Yanick Renault, 24, Canada)

129) Today we lost one of the most influential punk rock leaders Jeffrey Hyman a.ka. "Joey Ramone". Joey Ramone was a musical inspiration he influenced many bands of the late 70's, 80's and 90's. He will be missed and it's a tragic loss to the rock world. The true Rockers though will never forget Joey Ramone I know I won't. He's in Rock Heaven with the likes of Elvis Prestly,John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrixrock stars the he and his bandmates loved. We love you Joey and will keep on rockin t'ill the end of days. (Sheena Ramone, 17, Ontario Canada)

130) WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THE GREAT GUY HE WAS...LISTENING TO RAMONES I LEARNED WHAT MEANS MUSIC TO ME, I WILL MISS THE PRESENCE OF JOEY IN THE EARTH, BUT HE WILL LEAVE IN THE HEARTS OF ALL HIS FANS FOREVER (SKOLL, 19, CHILE)

131) I can't believe you're gone. I'm an Registered Nurse and wish with all my heart I could have helped you in your effort to beat the evil Cancer that took your too short life. Your humor and musical talent have helped all of our lives be so much happier and interesting! Thanks for the love and the laughs that you have given to me and my friends...we will truly miss you. Love always... (Martha A. Clark, RN , 35 ,USA)

132) My name is Tom McElligott I am from Joey's hometown Forest Hills, New York. I played in a band The Propellors. We played in all the clubs(1980-84)(CBGB'S)etc. a little after The Ramones, but we were always proud of our Forest Hills connection with the band. Joey's brother, Mickey ,helped us get on the Uncle Floyd Television show, and around 1983/84 we had the honor of Tommy Ramone producing us in the studio. I also was in a band with Ren David (Dee Dee's brother-in-law).
Believe it or not we (The Propellors) almost landed a record deal. We were a little more melodic than The Ramones but on our punk style songs you could here their influence. I do have studio tapes of the 2 songs produced by Tommy. So I would have to say that we claim title as the little brothers to The Ramones. (Tom McElligott, 41, Forest Hills, New York, U.S.A.)


133) Me and my wife would like to send our thoughts to the family of Joey ( the greatest punker ever) Thanks for all the shows and memories you have given us as punk fans. Words cannot describe how we feel and the shock of loosing you? You were someone with your music that got us through many hard times, this is all for you man!! We love you always! What will we listen to now???? (Shawn Ueberroth, 30 and Aphrodite, 27, United states)

134) he said! Dont be sad, cause i'll be there,dont be sad at all!! i love you joey!! (Néuçu Luiz.18 Brazil)

135) Thank you Joey and The RAMONES to make us, the brasilian boys to believe in miracles. Since 1987, when RAMONES were here in Sao Paulo you help to put Brazil on the international rote of Rock'n'Roll bands... In 1978 when I heart by the first time RAMONES, my life has changed for better...In the end of the 70's the rock'n'roll almost die, the RAMONES were the salvation! We, your fans will never forget you because RAMONES will live forever deep in our hearts. Thank you Joey and all RAMONES because today we are all Ramones too. WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY and WILL BE FOREVER! (Wagner C. Funes, 37, Sao Paulo, Brasil)

136) Thanks for bringing all the great melodies."In a Little While" while we will all be with you. Thanks for the inspiration you've given me man. I'll put Bonzo back in the set list for ya. I'm glad you've found peace. All my love. (Jesse McKnight, 26, USA)

137) I still can't believe this... He and his music actually changed my life. Ramones have laughed with me, got angry with me, cried with me ever since I heard them play. I'm gonna miss him so much. Joey will always be one of us. He understood us more than anybody else. There is no one like him. There must be more than this that I really wanna say, but can't change into words.
Love you, Joey, hoping to share this feeling with anyone who loves him. (Fumi, 31, from Japan. Lives in NY.)


138) Sorry for my poor Inglish, I know the notice that Joey dead in the morning of 16/04/01. I can't belive it, but it was true. I loved Ramones and particulary Joey. The first time I saw The Ramones, I was 13 years old at Obras Sanitarias Stadium (Argentina) in 1987 and then I saw again in all times that they visit my country, the last in 1996 at River Plate Stadium. Joey, were ever you are I miss you a lot. ADIOS AMIGO!!! Sing (Gustavo Riveira, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

139) hey i m from argentina i am really destroyed... my dreams of seeing ramones at least one time broke down i feel really bad. (Juan, 16, Argentina)

140) I DÓN´T HAVE MUCH TO SAY JOEY, YOU´LL BE FOREVER IN MY HEART, AND IN THE ARGETINIAN´S HEARTS. MY COUNTRY IS, WERE, AND WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR HOME. I MISS YOU JOEY, PLEASE COME BACKKK!!!!!!!!
FUCK YOU GOD!!!! FOR TAKE HIM TO YOUR SIDE. ADIOS AMIGOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! (PABLO, 23, ARGENTINA)


141) Joey thanks for making me see its not only OK, but BETTER to be different than all the others. Your music was great, you rocked the Motor City (and the rest of the world) with more energy than any other band Ive ever seen, thank you for the greatest concert of my life and some of the best music to ever exist. Ill always remember... (Dustin Tiemeyer, 24, Detroit, USA)




SECOND LISTING: APRIL 17, 2001


142) Read all of these, it's amazing! The Ramones were the greatest band with the greatest singer. My whole life I thought, what will I do when Joey dies? Now here it is. I'm glad all you guys are here with me. :) Thank you for everything Joey. C U L8R. (Liz Ramone, 25, USA)

143) RIP joey, you are the best!! (Gustavo, 27, Venezuela)

144) Adios Amigo... your music has brought much joy to my life. No matter what mood I'm in, a Ramones song always brings a smile to may face, and that is the best gift anyone can give another person. Thank you Joey. (Michael Portaro, 34, Detroit Michigan, USA)

145) Thanks for all Joey.... you change my life forever! Rest In Peace! (João Lobo Ramone 27, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

146) Joey: thank you very much for all you gave us. we´ll never forget your incredible shows. Argentina cries your death. (nico ramone, 20, argentina)

147) Hey ho! Let's go forever... Joey may have died but his ideas will suvirve forever.. (marcel tolentino, 17, brazil)

148) Man i cant belive it He is really gone. It is just too much. It's hard to believe the man that has given me so much enjoyment and inspiration is gone. I will miss him greatly (Chad Leach 15, USA)

149) You were my hero. There is a hole in my heart tonight. I only found out this afternoon about 4:00 PM and immediately called several friends. This evening as the Texas sun set I went outside, turned on the Blitzkrieg Bop at full throttle, and chugged several beers. I hope it rattled the neighbors. I hope someone else heard it and knew what it meant. It was the best I could do. Somewhere, it is always 1980..... (Lon Webster, 38, United States of America)

150) 1.2.3.4 Goodbye Joey, we remember you forever. How you said, Life is a gas -don´t be sad- I'll be there. we will you soon, Gabba Gabba Hey! Now, on the heaven. Goodbye, We remember you on the Top. Every fans across the world, We are a happy family. RAMONES FOREVER!!!!!!!! GABBA GABBA HEY!!! (Sorry for my english, I'm not a native speakers). (Alvaro "ZAM" Muñoz Pavez, 24, Santiago,Chile)

151) 1234 as a reminder for all of us to remember joey by. our heartfelt regrets to joey's family. may your contribution to pop culture forever go unnoticed.as john steinbeck wrote "i am a little man and this is a little town but there must be a spark in a little man that can burst into flames." may your fire burn brightly forever. love alan and pauline xxxxxxxxxxx (alan stewart, 36, scotland)

152) Joe Ramone, Brazil crying together with all fans in the world. Today die the most punker in the world. Scream 1, 2, 3, 4 in the heaven. (Fabiano Ramone, 23, Brasil)

153) NOW THE PUNK IS DEAD!!!!!! WITHOUT JOEY RAMONE, WITHOUT PUNK ROCK GOD BLESS YOU JOEY RAMONE THE "KING OF PUNK ROCK" (Andrey Macedo Miranda, 24years, BRASIL)

154) May you rest in peace. You will be missed. (Maria, 23 ,USA)

155) I still can´t belive it. I´m really shock. Why Joey? The Ramones. The best band in the world. I learn´t what rock music was with the ramones. The first cd i bought was a ramones one, and i didn´t even have a cd player. I was dreaming about seeing them together again, and coming to Argentina. It´s unfair. Joey seemed to be a very good guy. I don´t know why it´s always the same. Now i want to hug every ramones fan in the world and say: He will always be with us, be sure of that, in our hearts. (Cris Ramone, 23, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

156) I love you (Cait, 13, USA)

157) goodbye joey! thank you for all the happiness that you gave for us. i will love you forever!!!!!!! (fabiana rodrigues de souza, 21, brasil)

158) I have been a fan of the ramones, since i was 10 years old, that is when i first watched the movie 'rock n' roll high school', i saw joey on the t.v and blurted out "sexy!", my mom was shocked that a 10 year old girl would say that.... since then i have loved joey, and the rest of the band. i never got to see their concerts very much, because every time they played here, it was a 19+ concert, but finally when i was 15 i got to see them, i was one of the youngest fans there. i sat on top of a speaker right beside johnny, and after the first set of songs he tossed me a guitar pic, and the very last song he nodded at me and tossed me another one!! that was my first, and best concert ever!! the next day i went to get their autographs and pictures, at a record store, it was the best day in my life. it is not fair, joey is to young, and the king of punk is not supposed to be gone from this world so soon!! he left an amazing impact in the world of music, and an amazing impact in my life to, through his music it brought me happiness, and such wonderful memories. i will love you joey forever and ever, i miss you so much.... love (shylah vollans, 24, toronto, canada)

159) for joey, i will always feel a great loss. he and his amazing band were the very reason i decided to pick up a guitar and step in front of a microphone six years ago. they will always be the soundtrack of my favorite memories. (kelly vance, 21, united states)

160) Hey My name is Leslie Boal and I am a 14 year old girl who unfortunatly lives in Fayetteville GA. I have always loved the Ramones ever since my brother used to sing "Beat on the Brat" while he was running after me with a bat when i was about 9 lol Ive grown up listening to them and it is a shock to find out that Joey is no longer with us he was a great person and my role model. RIP Joey we all miss you dearly! ** See you in Heaven** (Leslie Boal, 14, USA)

161) Joey, without you, punk is dead....!!!! Thanks for all, you really gave me a reason to believe in music, cause you were a really punk rocker !!! Heaven surely got its best place reserved for you, Gabba Gabba, Hey !!! (Mariano Risso, 22, Argentina)

162) Joey Ramone gave all his life and passion for the cause of music and punk rock. I think that all of us owe him something, at least one happy moment of our lifes. Joey Ramone, the greatest rocker, had passed away... but only for our eyes, because I know that he is and he always be in our minds and hearts... We love you Joey, and we´ll miss you... (Patricio, 16, Argentina)

163) For Joey... Those days will be remembered by many, He was a true leader of a brand new scene. Lots of memories in the music of the RAMONES. (Rick Whitehurst, 43, USA)

164) Hey Ho! Where'd you go? I, as all are right now, am in mourning. Can you believe he's gone? I guess now we know why there hasn't been a reunion tour. Kudos to all of you who are true believers. Personally I don't know what I'm going to do. The Ramones are living, the Ramones are life. Take it easy baby, take it as it comes.. you're movin' much too fast... (Aaron Stew, 29, usa)

165) This Gabba's for you Joey!!!!!! (Tony Shomper, 19, U.S.A.)

166) When I was a teenager I believed I was Joey's biggest fan. And even though I am an adult now, I still have and always will have a big place in my heart for the Ramones, especially joey. I met Joey Ramone In Connecticut at a Ramones Concert held at Western Conn. State University. I was 16 years old. I shook Joey's hand and I was so excited I didn't know what to say to him but I will always remember that and how he came over to meet me. Joey is also a big inspiration in my life as I have followed in his foot steps by singing. Joey Ramone, Yeah Yeah your the one!!!My prayers our with your family, friend and fans... (Sandi Lightfoot, 34, US)

167) I love you Joey. I will never forget your shows. You dont wanted to grow up, but now you´re not with us anymore. Your life is the punk history forever. All the Rock radios are playing your voice now, and I´m feeling very sad, because i lost my brother in NY.1953*2001* (Xandy Ramone, 21, Brasil)

168) Joey Ramone Rock and Roll Monster !!! I see this Show in the final tour 1996 in Buenos Aires. Good Bye joey and Remember Gabba Gabba Hey !!!! Long live Joey !!! (Carlos, Uruguay)

169) Today I found out that Joey Ramone died. I don't really know what to say, but I feel I must say it, and hope I say it well.
Kiss. Twisted Sister. Iron Maiden. Ramones. These are my favorite bands in the whole world. Each of them has been a huge part of different stages of my life, and as anyone who knows me can tell you, that means a lot, because rock music is my life. More than anything else in this world, I am passionate about great rock musicians, the music they make and the shows they perform. I live it every day and not a day goes by that I'm not listening to my favorite CDs, reading about my favorite bands, or traveling great distances (often 5-6 hours) to see their shows and get their autographs.
But like the Sesame Street game where one of the four similar things doesn't belong, The Ramones don't belong in the same sentence as Twisted, Maiden & Kiss.
Why is this? Well, there's the obvious differences, like the musical styles, the over-the-top stage shows and the differing wardrobe/imagery. But the real difference is that unlike the others, the Ramones never really broke through to megastardom, and they never changed and they never played the music biz game, and they never compromised, and they were the greatest. Oh yeah, and they valued me not as a customer, although I'm sure they appreciated those who bought the albums and came to the shows' Somehow, some way after 20+ years of a hard, demoralizing, never ending uphill battle for success, they truly appreciated that I was their fan.
This is the story of everyone who has been fortunate enough to be a Ramones fan. On a cold and wet February day in 1999, I drove to New York City to see Joey Ramone perform with a band he was managing- The Independents. Of course by this time, I was heavily into meeting my idols, and in trying to get their autographs on my CDs. So trying to meet Joey was a no-brainer.
After a few hours of waiting outside the Continental, I saw his head sticking above all of the others walking up & down 3rd Avenue. As he walked toward me, I prepared to say hi and hopefully get my CDs signed. On this cold, rainy and windy New York day, Joey stopped, said Hi, signed my CDs and chatted for a second before going in to the club. I would later find out that he had been sick for a while, and still he stopped and gave me everything he had to give on that cold winter day. This brief exchange of kindness will always be with me.
I got into the Ramones very late. 1995 was the year I think, during the middle of what would end up being their last tour. As often happens, inadequacies at the venue meant huge lines outside, and we were late getting inside. When I finally did, I experienced a feeling that I've only felt a couple times in my life. Complete euphoria swept over me as I saw the band onstage, just starting into Blitzkrieg Bop. The Ramones were only part of what was so exhilarating though. The other half was the audience: Metalheads moshed with punks (this was the White Zombie / Ramones tour). 14 year old kids jumped up and down with 40 year old parents. The only commonality between these totally different people was the ear-to-ear grins on all of their faces.
I wasted no time and ran (yes ran) to get in the middle of it. This was the most exciting show I ever had the privilege to witness. And it would be my first and last Ramones show. Nothing has been that good since. When they broke up, I hoped as many did that time would heal their wounds, and that one day I might get another chance to see them play. Now I know that day will never come.
In light of yesterday's news, all of this might seem rather unimportant and selfish. Who am I to complain about what I have lost when real family and friends are going through much greater grief, and a humble, caring, and genuinely good person has lost the ultimate fight with the ultimate stakes.
For these selfish thoughts I am sorry. I write this to get my thoughts written down so that they do not fade, but also to say Thank You to Joey Ramone and the remaining Ramones for what you have given us. No one else has made the impact that you have made, and your fans will never forget. (Tony Taylor, USA)


170) I FEEL REALLY SORRY FOR JOEY´S DEATH......THE RAMONES MEAN A LOT TO ME....THEY MADE ME GROW AND THEY GAVE ME ¨STRENGHT TO ENDURE¨....I KNOW THAT IT´S A SAD DAY FOR EVERYONE....BUT I TRY TO KEEP GIVING THEM THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE.....GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!!!!! (Marina, 20, ARGENTINA)

171) I'll never forget standing there tranced as Joey leaned over the stage and poured out the fast furious lyrics I love so as I turned to look at my brother he at me I knew I was seeing a legend at work oh, I am so saddened by the loss of Joey he was the consumate preformer who never disappointed man as I watched him I felt as though he was singing to me (matt cool, 32, austin, tx, usa)

172) Rest in peace Joey You Were great!!!!! And please don´t forget him, remember this verse in rock ´n´ roll high school: But I don´t care about history. Cuz that not where I wanna be Joey will live forever in the rock ´n´ roll spirit (Nicolás Picó, 18, Argentina)

173) For Joey. Hail to the king. Hail to the father of punk. Keep the punk rock playing. Eventhough he's gone, Joey is still rocking. "There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'!" (Seth Ricketts, 18, USA)

174) I've been a RAMONES fan for about four or five years and when i heard this news I was mortified it seems to me to be the worst death ever in music. His band were the first and the best there will never be anyone to fill his shoes. Everyone I know will mourn him. (John Attenborough, 17, usa)

175) I've been listening to the Ramones since 1980, I was 9. A part of my childhood died Sunday and I wept like I'd lost a close, personal friend. Every time I hear a Ramones song I think of a fun time, people from my past, a childhood that I miss. The Ramones have seen me through ex-boyfriends, fights with friends, Jr. High, High School, adulthood. What I'd have given to have been Riff Randle when Joey sang I Want You Around. I was fortunate enough to have seen the Ramones in the early 90's, a concert that I'll forever recall every moment. I am going to miss this man, I am going to miss his hair, his sunglasses, his wonderful, long legs. I'm going to miss a voice that has always made me dance like no one was looking. To quote my mom, "That Joey Ramone, he's in a better place now honey." God shine on his family, his friends, his fans. (Karen L. Shafer, 30, USA)

176) thank you very much joey they will live on forever!! (masamaru, 29, japan)

177) NOOOOOOOO, Joey Ramone, the founder of the best punk-rock band of the history said us bye, it can't be true.I just say: ADIOS AMIGO. see you later Joey. (Pablo, 17, Medellin Colombia)

178) I heard the news this morning and I can't stop crying. I didn't know Joey personally (I only met him once briefly for an autograph & then there was the time I hugged his leg on-stage -though that doesn't count, of course!) but I am so saddened by this news. He was my idol for so many years ... I always had hopes of one day meeting him (not just as a crazed fan hugging his leg) but in a regular casual way. The Ramones were such a big part of my life and Joey was the most important part of all that.
When I was a young suburban teenage outcast, I felt that Joey Ramone was the only person in the world that would understand me, when he sang "I'm an Outsider" - you knew you were not alone. And when he sang "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" I dreamed of the day when some guy would sing that to me. You know, all that stuff teenage girls dream of. Joey was the sensitive & romantic Ramone, he was the outsider that finally got some respect & got to be be cool. Back then, I owned every album on vinyl AND cassette and I bought anything and everything that said Ramones on it. I so much aspired to be like Joey Ramone, that I started to dress like a Ramone, always wore those Joey Ramone shades and tried to "style" my long black mop like his. I remember once at some party, a guy who was flirting with me kept insisting that I stop wearing my shades because he said I had pretty eyes - but I really didn't care about looking pretty - I wanted to BE Joey Ramone. To be reminded of him every time I looked in the mirror. Because I desperately needed to believe that a geek like me could be cool too. If I tried hard enough, maybe some of Joey's coolness would somehow rub off on me. Joey Ramone gave a whole generation of people HOPE and STRENGTH TO ENDURE - I don't think I would have survived my adolescence without The Ramones. Not to mention my twenties! Ramones songs were the backdrop to almost 15 years of my life.
Reading all these letters on this site has really helped me deal with this horrible news. I know there are other people out there who are crying just as much as me and spending this week thinking of Joey. My deepest sympathy goes out to Joey's mother and his friends and family. I really hope that they read all the letters on this site so they know how much he was loved and admired by so many people all over the world and of all ages. I know that this will probably sound really cliché , but I really feel like a part of me has died along with him. But I know that the fans on this site will understand what I mean. Courage to all, and let's celebrate the man who made all of our lives a better place. Here's to you, Joey Ramone - thank you for everything. With love (Lina Lost, 35, CANADA)


179) I just wanted to take a min. and say THANK YOU to Joey and the rest of the boys. Growing up a friend let me borrow some Ramones records, i was immedatly in love with the raw power and intensity of the music i was hearing. my life was forever changed. The Ramones were and ARE the defining sound in Punk. Joey was a hero to me and my friends. WE WILL NOT FORGET! GABBA GABBA HEY! (Mike Aguilar, 21, California, USA)

180) i have been a Ramones fan for as long as i can remember. i'm 16 years old. i just can't believe that Joey is gone! this is for his family, and other loved ones, i'm sorry that you have to go through this terrible crisis, but you all have my dearest condolences. i just want to let you know that i hope you all do well through this, thank you. (Mike Olivares, 16, USA)

181) One of the greatest guys. We'll all be together in the punk's heaven. Punk is not just music, it's a way of life and Joey was one of the greatest punks ever. Life is a Gas, but we'll be there at home. ADIOS AMIGO! (PIkoroPunky, 18, CHILE)

182) in 1975 i saw the ramones open for the flamin' groovies at the roxy in los angeles. i was hooked from the first chord...one of three played that night! it was such a sonic blast, after the show me and my friends were in utter shock from the spectacle we had just witnessed. i saw the ramones a total of a dozen times between 1975 and 1980, after that they belonged to the masses. these were the formative years of punk/new rock (someday i'll finish the book on "my life as a punk rocker").
needless to say, the ramones were a tremendous part of those years along with..iggy, dolls, t rex, p.smith, x, screamers, television, voidoids...to bubblegum, pop, garage, racing, and beach music...et al. joey is now playing the big GIG in the sky. i wonder who he said "hello" to first? in memori excelsius. (robert, 44, u.s. of fuckin' a)


183) Truly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Adios Amigo! (stephen O'Sullivan, 26, Hamilton, Canada)

184) It's hard to believe that yet another music legend has passed on. Yes, now we can call Joey a legend. Little was known about his personal life and mystery surrounded most of his and the band's career. Few musicians have had the effect that the Ramones did on me and to see that the voice of their music is no longer with is difficult. At least he is in peace and in heaven. I will miss him. (Jamie Papadimas, 16, USA)

185) I'll always remember Joey in the punk documentary that changed my life forever, and opened me up to The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, Television, and many other bands that wouldn't have been possible without the Ramones. Finding Rocket To Russia in some records my friends uncle gave him inspired us to jam out to "I don't care" and "Surfin' Bird" for hours, just on 3 chords. Just this Friday before Joey died I had my first show as a solo performer and I covered the Ramones version of "Spiderman"... Joey there will be a permanant spot in my setlist for you from now on...adios amigo (Luke, 17, Saratoga, NY, USA)

186) I' ve heard it and I couldn't believe it. I was feeling terribly sad. Then, I started to listen to my Ramones records. It has been strange, but I started to feel better. Because that's Ramones greatest thing: they make us feel fine, they make us have fun, and that's so important in this sad life! All my life, when I have felt bad, I listened to Ramones, and I have felt happy. Thank you, man, thank you for make me feel better, for your voice and for punk rock. I will always love you. I hope your in a rock-heaven, playing music with Stiv Bators and Sid Vicious. (sorry my english) ¡¡¡¡¡RAMONES FOREVER!!!! (Tani, 22, Spain)

187) I read that Joey Ramone died yesterday and I am in a state of shock. I surfed the Net and found your site. I saw the Ramones many times, maybe dozens of times. They changed the face of music. I last saw Joey strolling across 10th St. in the Village. He will be missed terribly. (Steve, 44, usa)

188) Bye Joey, in this moment you are singing any fast song. You are the only KING OF PUNK, you teach me belive in the real world, you don´t die because you live in the hearts of the all real punk people. Thanks for all.ADIOS AMIGO. ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡VIVA JOEY RAMONE!!!!!!!!!!!! (A.O.Osornio, 23, México)

189) I can't fucking believe it. Rock and Roll is now really dead. I found out last night and put on the first album, it almost made me cry. This really sucks. At least I got to meet him, and see The Ramones abunch of times. They got me through high school. Joey will be sorely missed. (Karl M., 27, USA)

190) The memories he leaves with MILLIONS of people around the world, the music he created with The Ramones, the undying love is felt for Joey and now for his family in their time of need. The Ramones have been a part of my life for over twenty years (I'm 30 now) and will continue to live in my heart and in the music that was, that is, The Ramones. The only way to love is unconditional, and The Ramones were unconditional in their love towards the fans. I am passing my unconditional love onto those people that share the loss of an icon, a hero, a legend, a man known to all as Joey Ramone. You will be missed and loved forever. GABBA GABBA HEY! Awaken the Cretins in heaven and get them hopping, Joey! LOVE, UNDYING LOVE!!! (Patrick S., 30, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

191) I really miss him, cause Joey was my inspiration for 20 years. I met him twice and he's always been super-kind and cool. Punk rock has lost his legend. May he rest in peace. (Vinni, 32, Italy)

192) A part of me has died today. Thanx for all those good years. I REMEMBER YOU... (Louis-David Dugal, 28, Canada)

193) a LOVE message for joey- You gave me much happiness and a verve for life. Its an end an end of an era of a century I'm very sad but youve made a big difference in my life yeah joey. my ears are still ringing. love (Laurie Olinder, 41, NYC, USA)

194) people die every day, some too soon, some for no reason. joey put the "hey" into the "ho" for "feel good" fun music. I will miss the straight forward punch of the ramones, now that he is gone. (paul english, 32, usa)

195) I couldn`t understand, i wont belive this, but pain is pain, Joey passed away and it was true, but i wont belive it RAMONES are my blood, Joey my heart. When i listened RAMONES at first time, i said, Oh men this is fucking good This guys KICK MY ASS!!! EVERYONE`S ASS!!! Joey gave me all, when i was sad he makes me feel happy, when i was in love he makes me feel good. Because Joey knows what`s happening in ourselves, he is my father. Our father!!! I couldn`t seen RAMONES live, but i know how that feels, i supose that. Every song, every chord, every one, two, three, four, every HEY!, everything makes me feel i`m there, seeing the magic o the RAMONES, but that dream have fade away. But i know that Joey`s voice is in our heart for ever, and that voice will be heared by my sons.
I`d like to say to Joey`s family that i am there with them, giving the the little strenght i`ve got. I wish that Johnny, Marky, C,Jay, Dee Dee, Tommy, Richie be there in Joey`s last good byes. All together, like a family, like RAMONES. I promise myself i will visit New York and left flowers to Joey. Thanx God for give us a friend like Joey, i suppose you want him with you, (because you like him singingin heven. Now hi is singing in every record, in every video, in every heart. Now it`s time to say: DON`T GO, DON`T GO, JOEY DON`T GO DON`T LEAVE ME THIS WAY, HEY, HEY, HEY DON`T BE SAD, CAUSE I`LL BE THERE DON`T BE SAD, AT ALL I`TS GONNA BE ALRIGHT WE LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL, AND, ADIOS AMIGO!!! BYE BYE BABY, SEE YA IN THE PIT PICHO!!! (Patricio Harispe, 17, Argentina)


196) Just when I truly started appreciating your music you had to leave us. No matter how I feel the Ramones make me happy and make me feel like dancing! I know every generation will listen and remember. The Ramones are truly eternal. NYC will never be the same without you, you are New York (Ann-Marie, 23, USA)

197) Rest in loving Peace Joey.
The Ramones were are part of my rebellious teenage years and they helped we cope through them very well. Remembering my singing to Joey's songs on many late-night rides back home from concerts only makes me cry even more.
Let us remember the love and ambition he bestowed on us. Let Joey inspire us to do the best in our own precious lives.
My moments of Joey are forever with me and let us console his soul in forever loving Peace. We love you Joey! (Thomas Lisse, 26, San Francisco, CA, USA)


198) Although i have only been a fan for about 2 years...the ramones have played such an important role in my musical life. Their ultimate punk sound not only gave me inspiration, but gave the balls to say what has to be said by us "punks". Joey Ramone will live on through his music by every Ramones fan worldwide........KEEP ROCKIN JOEY... (David Anthony, 16, United States)

199) oh my god joey damn damn damn it an't fare i have been lisening to the ramones for a hell of a long time and i find out he died man it sould have been on cnn or mtv vh1 or nbc god damnit big news fuck me running!!! nooooooooo live long in are menory and my prayers go to his famley it is now a sad day : ( (Josh, 30, usa)

200) I feel like I just lost the best friend I ever had. When I first heard the terrible news, my heart dropped. I didn't even know how much he meant to me until the tears started pouring out of my eyes and I felt sick to my stomach. I feel lost without him. Gabba Gabba Hey, Joey. You are a true legend. (Gunter, 23 Florida, USA)

201) I CAN`T BELIEVE IT,IM FROM ARGENTINA AND I LOVE RAMONES.IM TERRIBLE SAD FOR WHAT HAPPEND, JOEY WAS, IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST OF ALL. I WISH I COULD BE THERE IN NEW YORK SO I WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIM. HE WIIL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEART CAUSE HE CHANGE OUR LIFES. I KNOW HE WILL BE NEXT TO GOD AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF JOEY. RAMONES FOREVER (mariano, 19, ARGENTINA)

202) oh, man, yesterday a friend o mine called me & told me the damn bad new, holy shit! i felt a chill in my back & drop a tear, he & his band were part of my life, man, what´s bettter than a beer & the ramones as one´s life soundtrack! i was able to saw them live at their first gig in my country. man, is a bad new, but his music lives, the same way joey will! viva los ramones. (martin nuñez, 24, CHILE)

203) As you can tell from this page, assuming you have a 'net connection where you are, people are really going to miss you. You literally were part of a permanent change in rock and roll music...a change for the better. The two times I saw you, I never wanted the shows to end! 2+ hours of constant, non-stop rock! One of those shows (Kansas City, 1984) was my #1 show of all time. Thanks so much. (Marc Coan, Portland, OR, USA, 39)

204) So sad to say goodbye; I am listening to an all-Ramones tribute as I write this. Good luck wherever you go from here! Thanks for the tunes! (Brendan Skwire, 30, USA)

205) WHAT CAN I SAY....thanks joey for the music!!!!!!! will never forget you here in Argentina your second Home... Thanks for change my life and give me a new way of life.. Just THANKS for all... (MAXI, 24 ,ARGENTINA)

206) I miss you bad/have always loved you/and I will regret that I never got to meet you, but I met CJ and Dee Dee once at the Hard Rock and was buzzing with the thought that you might come in the door that day too.... well you didn't but what the fuck! can't get everything we want! At least I've been one of many that have gotten to hear some of the best punk rock songs and anthems of our time. and I sang along too them all! XOXOXO. so don't run into that wicked cat from pet semetary in heaven.....much love (kie summitt, 29 raleigh, NC, USA)

207) JOEY, thanks a lot for all. I can't believe that Joey's gone. I'm shocked. Hey Joey, wherever you are, you know that you are in the heart of every punk. I just can't fucking believe... Uruguay will never forget you (JaVieR, 22, Uruguay)

208) HE WAS MY HERO, MY ROLE MODEL, AND IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM PUNK ROCK WOULDN'T EXIST! HE MADE GREAT MUSIC THAT WILL LVE ON IN MY LIFE FOR EVER. I LOVE YOU. REST IN PEACE JOEY (Alex Montville, 13, USA)

209) RAMONES FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!! (Nick Revolte, 26, Marburg/Germany)

210) The last and the best just it!!! (Alessandro, 23, Brazil)

211) Thanx 4 the music , the way of life, & all the good times ......youre gonna live 4ever down here on earth man.....THERE'S NO STOPPIN THE CRETIN FROM HOPPIN !!!!!!!! I saw U play , but never met U, but I'm so fucking sad (Matthew Buchanan, 33, Australia)

212) Heaven is a better place with you in it. Rest in peace, my hero. You will be missed, but NEVER forgotten. The indelible impression you left on the lives of your fans won't be forgotten either. Our pain & sorrow will go away, but the memories we have of you will live FOREVER!
Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work & dedication you've given to our favorite band. We'll pull through this...as the man himself said: "It's gonna be alright". (Lou Delvecchio, 30, USA)


213) MY HEART IS SAD AND I HAVE A TEAR IN MY EYE 'COS JOEY HAS GONE. FIRST SEEN THE RAMONES IN 1979 IN PORTSMOUTH, SWEET MEMORIES...BYE BYE JOEY:( (MIKE MORTON, 35, LONDON)

214) A profound sadness engulfed me upon hearing of Joey's death. I hope wherever he is, there may be a connection with a contemporary, the late great, Country Dick Montana. Both of these musicians did it their way and created original American music. Always remembered. Rest in Peace. (Greg Bahrey, 49, Vancouver, Canada)

215) They only came two times to Mexico City but it was enough to showed us the sense of music. We really sorry. We will miss you, we will cry you, we will never forget you we will punk you. (Raul Hernandez, Alfredo Ruiz, 25, Mexico)

216) I refuse to believe it, this cant be true...but PUNK will live forever and so Joey will... (Miguel, 21, Mexico)

217) Thanks Jeffrey and other Ramones for your music, and for the historic fact of changing the shape of music. I´ll never forget the great momentes I had, (and I´m still having) with my mates with your songs, and your true rock ´n´roll phylosophy. You will be remember like the great ones deserves, Hendrix, Brian Jones,Morrison, Bon Scott, Lennon, a real cornerstone in music history.
Your legacy will survive long as human natural pleasure to hear good music will. I just fell so sad but I´m sure that from today, Joey is a legend. Thanks mate, and goodbye. (Jose Luis Troncoso, 25, Ovalle, Chile)


218) I am sedated. My love goes to Joey's family and the Bruddas Ramone. Seventeen years ago I fell in love with the Ramones, and they became my obsession for the next thirteen years. I was lucky enough to interview Joey once in 1987 or 1988, and was priviledged enough to have seen them 4 or 5 times. In years to come, my grandkids (how many people have kids named after one of the brothers?) will marvel at the fact that granddad saw the Ramones.
To the Ramones extended family out there everywhere .. light a candle, sing a tune, play a record, re-live a lifetime.
Thanyou Joey, in our memories you will live forever. (Matthew Senomar, 28, Australia)


219) WHAT CAN I SAY, WHAT A SHOCK, I CRIED ALL THE WAY TO WORK THIS MORNING. I WILL SPEND ALL EVENING LISTENING TO MY RAMONES CD'S AND PROBABLY CRYING SOME MORE. THANK YOU JOEY RAMONE FOR GIVING ME AND ALL RAMONES FANS SOMETHING REAL TO LISTEN TOO AND FOR INFLUENCING SO MANY OTHER PUNK BANDS. PEOPLE DON'T REALISE THAT IF IT WASN'T FOR THE RAMONES THERE WOULD BE NO GREEN DAY, OFFSPRING ETC. RAMONES FOR EVERY GABBA GABBA HEY (Angela Iles, 32, Australia)

220) the Ramones were the band of my life. I buy Blietzkrieg bop in 76'...and i'm loooking for all the ramones stuff Now i'm 45 and I play guitar in a band called "gabba quartet" only ramones songs . rip Joey we love you (JeanMarc, SENI, 45 FRANCE)



THIRD LISTING: APRIL 19, 2001


221) another icon falls, another legend gone, like sid vicious and kurt cobain, the memory will remain in the music. Joey Ramone will never die!!! with the news of his passing come to me sunday night i never thought it could of happen. all the punx in mourning over the unforgetable life of the original punk. with little airtime on the radio and little airtime on mtv or vh1 this rock legend never got the true respect that he deserved and still does deserve. to them its just another person gone but to us an idol is gone. thank you joey from jim, kari, brain, and this joey may your legend proceed you and to us you can never die! (JOEY MATTEO, 18, ELMA, NEW YORK, U.S.A.)

222) I had not dicovered THE RAMONES until about a month ago. I am very much into them right now, and there are still many songs I have yet to hear. 'Pet Cemetary' is my favorite RAMONES song right now.
Hearing of Joey's passing hit me like a ton of bricks. I think it will be one of those moments in time that will be engraved in my mind indelibly. It makes me sad because, to me, their music is something unique. It is simplistic, yet it sends chills down my spine (Jeff Palasek, 21 ,USA)


223) for joey It almost seems selfish to say something like rock and roll will never be the same but its true for me at least it wont get that good again. (Ryan Love, 18, usa)

224) Thanx for giving us years of enjoyment. I guess i'll never fulfill one of my all time wishes to see the RAMONES live. GABBA GABBA. HeY. (Rotem, 23, IsraHell)

225) I came home tonight to my funny little house in my redwood tree canyon, playing/ screaming RamonesMania, not caring what my grayhaired and/or straight neighbors thought (i'm usually the most considerate neighbor imaginable). Screw them if they don't get it. The Ramones were the soundtrack to my hippiegirl-to-punkrockchick transformation in the late 70's in San Francisco, and i am DEVASTATED beyond belief to hear of Joey's passing. I love you, WE love you, there's nothing more to say... (Sequoia, 47, Forestville, Ca. USA)

226) OLE OLE OLE RAMOONES!! // Lo ramo´Lo ramo vamo´lo ramo!!! (popular song in argentinian that the fans dedicated to ramones) (KriStiAn, 20, Argentina)

227) "Woke up thinking about you today, Felt sad and lonely..." Joey´s dead means the end of an era. Thanks for great music and some of the best moments in my life. "Adios amigo!!!" (Svenja, 25, Germany)

228) Dear Joey, you were a hero to me. Not rockstar like so many others but down to earth and no star behaviour. I did'nt know that you were so sick so your dead is a complete shock. I wish you well in punk heaven because if there is a heaven it can only be a punkrock heaven. Farewell Joey!!!!!! in deep grieve a fan (Milco Stam, 39, The Netherlands)

229) 1,2,3,4 - 1,2,3,4 (Nicolas Goldbart, 26, Argentina)

230) Do you believe this: at the same moment while we (over 200 diehard Ramones-fans) were kickin' ass and singing loud & proud two dozen Ramones-classics at a great Dee Dee Ramone concert in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 4000 miles westwards Joey passed away! As if it had to be this way. Punkrock always & forever! Bye Joey. Gabba Gabba Go! (Bram, 44, the Netherlands)

231) I dont wanna be buried, in a pet cemetery..... i dont wanna live my life again....ooh no -----RIP JOEY------- (Peter Larsson, 20, Sweden)

232) Ciao Joey. You've done my life better. Only one word: THANX. (LUCA FRAZZI, 35, ITALY)

233) 1234.... LOUD GUITARS AND THE SOUND STARTS IN FOR THE LAST TIME, BUT NEVER FORGOTEN.. MY HEART WILL ALSO FOLLOW THE MUSIC.. (Kevin Sexton, 24, u.s.a)

234) it's just fucking sad, you never consider that a legend like Joey Ramone could die, well he isn't really dead being a legend and all.... Gabba Gabba Hey! (bob, 19, rotterdam, holland)

235) *sigh* My friend told me something on the phone yesterday. Something that would change my life forever; "Hey man, just thought you wanted to know that Joey's dead." I knew right away that he wasn't just talking about any old Joey. He had just told me God was dead. Joey Ramone has been, is and will always be my God. I never got to see them in concert but I guess you just can't have it all. Right now I'm sitting in front of my computer trying to work. I can only say "FUCK WORK TODAY!!!" because I won't be able to work. I'll just sit here and listen to some great RAMONES songs. Oh well, can't do anything about it. Rest In Peace, Joey (Johan Carlström, 26, Sweden)

236) "GOOD JOURNEY JOEY" YOU ARE FOREVER IMMORTAL TO US ALL! GABBA GABBA HEY (THOMAS RAMIREZ Jr., U.S.A)

237) I cant believe it..i've been a RAMONES fan for almost twenty years and I just heard the news. I feel like part of Joey will always live inside me !!!!!!!! the same as any hardcore RAMONE fan , so in a way Joey WAS too tough to die !!!!!!! THERES NO STOPPIN THE CRETONS HOPPIN !!!!! ..........Im so fucking sad. (Matthew Buchanan, (Japan?))

238) you are the legend that will live on in the hearts of the Ramones fans forever!! You gave us so much.. What will we do without you.. the king of punk is dead, long live the king!! Gabba Gabba we accept you one of us!!! (Sakke Kivihalme, 26, Finland)

239) It´s pretty hard to express what I, as the rest of RAMONES FANS, feel about our band. We all know THE RAMONES are the BEST FUCKING BAND IN THE WORLD EVER. Joey must be in a better place now. Thanks to RAMONES music is still alive, and always will be. So, COME ON LET´S ROCK AND ROLL WITH THE RAMONES.
Tonight I´ll talk to the Rainbows, sniff some glue, and will sleep when the Chinesse Rocks kick in. Anyway, CARBONA NOT GLUE.
JOEY, WE´LL REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFULL VOICE. THANKS A LOT FOR EVERYTHING.
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES I BELIEVE IN A BETTER WORLD FOR ME AND YOU GABBA GABBA HEY (CARLOS R., 25 SPAIN)


240) Thanks for passing our way, even if for just this once, mate (Al & Jen Fon, 34 and - around that- , New Zealand)

241) You´ve changed the world, you´ve changed my life! We met a few times and it was always fun being with you! You will never be forgotten. A million thanks for everything! Hey-Ho, Let´s go & Adios Amigo! (Hilko Meyer, 35, Germany)

242) 1977, Edinburgh, Scotland. The best gig I've ever been to. Thanks boys. With prayers for everyone who's missing Joey. (Andrew Waugh, 45, Reading, England)

243) I heard about your passing on yesterday and suddenly felt hollow inside. Like something had been taken away, something that can never be replaced. Ramones to me unique and forever in my heart. I remember you. Gabba Gabba Hey Ho Let's Go. (Matti Hirvonen, 17, Joensuu Finland)

244) Thanks for the music and keeping the the spirit alive. It took me through the rough times, and made the good times even better.... It saddens me deeply you had to go like this. Rest in peace, bro..you 'll be missed.. (Ace, 35, Holland)

245) You´re free now. (Mari, 20, Sweden)

246) When I heard those news, I simply couldn't believe it, I hoped it was just a hoax... But by now, I start realizing that it must be true and I cry...I really cry,though I never did when I heard about any celebrity's death But Joey was someone special to me...his appearance, his voice...I really loved him and I always wished to meet him. Some wishes never come true. He was so unique...
I feel so sorry for his family and close friends, and I hope he's happy now, wherever he might be. The best ones always die too soon, and 49 is really to young to die... The world has lost one of their best musicians ever and all we can do is remember him and keep his legacy so many thoughts in my mind that I don't know how to express properly...
I cannot put on my Ramones-CD's at the moment, songs like "Here today, gone tomorrow" or "I don't wanna live this live" would make me burst out in tears... You know, fans always think their idols live forever- in our hearts, Joey will!!!
I have no one to tell about my feelings but you fans, because no one around here understands my love for Joey Ramone, they find it pretty childish...but Ramones-fans are the most crazy and the most loyal to their heros and reading what all of you wrote gives me the feeling of not being alone.. To me it feels as if a close friend, a relative had gone...
"I remember lying awake at night, thinking just of you..." and hoping so much you'd make it and be back again...but that's how it goes...sadly enough "If what they say around here is true then we'll meet again- this prayer's for you my love, sent on the wings of a dove" (Nick cave-Idiot prayer) Rest in peace, beloved Prince of Punk and have a good party in heaven!!! (Alexandra, 23, Germany)


247) Joey has passed away. After hearing Leave Home back in 1977 my life hasn't been the same. Joey, thanks for changing my life, thanks to you I discovered not only the Ramones, but hundreds of other great bands and a lot of beautiful music. For me, music started with the Ramones. And I'll probably have it played on my funeral... For those who would like to know: on today's issue of "De Volkskrant", one of the biggest Dutch morning papers, there's an 8 x 7.6" picture of the man. You can imagine the shock when I picked up the paper this morning... The lump in my throat hasn't gone away yet...
Joey, thanks, and I hope you get well after eating that chicken vindaloo up there in R'n'R heaven! (Adam Sandtke, 39, The Netherlands)


248) Am I messed now? Yes! I was chopping woods yesterday, the 16th oh April, when I heard the crashing news from the radio. Nearly hit myself with the axe. Had to sit down and cry! Why...in the name of everything?? My best wishes to all in the family. (Lauri Koivuniemi, 35, Kemi, Finland)

249) What can i saw? i dont have words. Joey has been my life power since i was 8 years old. now its gone. I just want to say R.I.P. my friend hope you are having a good time now. (Andre Dahlman - Andy King -, 25, Ramones-Norway)

250) Adios Amigo! I remember you. We all are here today, gone tomorrow. Oh no no no no no, but it's true and it's true. For the memory of the greatest rock singer ever, Joey Ramone from Jeke, Ramones fan since 1977. (Jari Marjala, 37, Finland)

251) I`m really really shocked. I supported the Ramones since 1984. Joey, you can be sure, that you`re not forgotten. Thank you, for spending your time with us. You spirit will live forever. Peace (Alex Z, 31, Germany)

252) I am a Portuguese fan of The Ramones. I am 18 and since 7 I hear the Ramones. They are my all time favourite band. Yesterday when I listened that Joey had died I really got distressed. A kind of an emptyness filled my heart. I just couldn't believe that could have happened! I would like to show my sadness to Joey's family, to the band, to you and all the Ramones friends and fans! For me he didn't die at all. And remember: Joey and the music he left for us will be present in our hearts forever! (João Campos-Ramone, 18, Portugal)

253) Tuesday the 17 of april, feels like I lost a very dear and outstanding best friend.I heard it on the radio and couldn`t belive my ears.The number one band,that totally change my way of life,has lost their frontman.I hope hi`s now learning heaven how to rock. I got a 6 month year old son which I named after Joey, so i hope that he smiles in heaven. ADIOS AMIGO! (Björn "nalle" Zielinski, 38, Sweden)

254) The RAMONES were the first great band I ever discovered when I was in my teens. You and da brudda"s gave me so much joy. Rest easy big fella. (scotty james, 33, australia)

255) Bye Bye Joey, Joey be good (Ernesto, 42, Madrid, Spain)

256) Thanks joey for all the music and rock and roll times. Since my teenage i was listening to and going to the rockaway beach. forever long live The ramones (OCTAVIO ARRIECHE, 30, VENEZUELA)

257) Joey might have died but the RAMONES spirit and legacy will live forever!!!! RIP Joey! (João Alves, 30, Lisboa, Portugal)

258) The sky stay be happy now, Because now there have a lot best music in heaven to angels dancing. See you (Flavio Martelli, Brazil)

259) In 1976, when I heard "Blitzkrieg Bop" for the first time, it changed the way I listened to music; how could music be so much fun? Since then, the Ramones have been like a soundtrack to my life - nothing sounds so much like my own Queens hometown as the Ramones. Joey, I can't give you anything to match what you have given me. Hooray for Havana after all. (Andy Ramone, 40, USA)

260) Gabba Gabba Hey Joey. The king is gone but he's not forgotten. Adios Joey! (Davide, 28, Italy)

261) goodbye Jeffrey.... (Tamara, 26, Holland)

262) Fucking life. Joey's gone now. For sure, the show must go on but without you, Joey, it will be less funny. You have been the voice for all a generation and you'll stand in our heart forever. We still love you, Joey. You stay the one, the only one for us, for the rock, the punk, the fun. I won't cry, but I feel so bad. Gimme, gimme...... Hey, oh, let's go... (Thierry LAFARIE. 29, Lausanne, Switzerland)

263) Long Island sucked .. growing up there was the worst but Joey you and the boys made it bearable.. my husband tells this great story of how you walked behind the counter of the Whistle-Stop Deli across from Nassau Coleseaum and asked in your unmistakable voice "Hey ya gotany col' beer??" Jeff looks up from the counter and had to stop the guido guy he was working with from trying to fight you by saying "You idiot! don't you know who that is!!? Thats Joey Ramone!!" It was like you were the Pope and we your willing congregation of worshippers. Malverne, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Baldwin, Uniondale, Levittown, Elmont - GOD DAMN "Feb's" "Malibu" - I saw you there in like 1995, 96..
I love the picute of you hugging Debbie Harry (so sexy and so fine).. I take it back .. it wasn't the worst .. when we hung out drinking in the cold fall air after school had started smoking cigarettes and playing a tape of "Rocket to Russia" on the boom box .. kicking the rocks and dust in our Converse sneakers..
.. Wherever two or three are gathered in his name...
ONE TWO THREE FOUR!!! (Heather Dawson, 32, New York City)


264) Hey Joey you live in my heart, you are the best! IF YOU'RE NOT IN IT, YOU'RE OUT OF IT"... YOU NEVER DIE!! (Saso, 18 Slovenia)

265) I hope you are in peace now. There will be a lot of people in the world missing you. And I have to thank you for making me try one more time my luck in the music business. Godspeed!
I tried to listen the song that was playing in Joey's hospital room when he died; U2's In a Little While and it is so sad... I have been touched by death a few months back and I must say death changes people. I will always remember Joey, partly because of a funny incident; I remember meeting my future husband four years ago and he looks little bit like Joey (tall, slender, black hair over the face...). I remember him telling me how people used to call him Joey and later that night I saw Ramones on tv...
Oh man, all I can say is gabba gabba hey (Salla Laine, 22, Finland)

266) Hi Jari, thanx for your great site!
I can't believe what is happened to Joey... I'm still crying for him, but his voice will be near us through the radio, forever... Message for the fans: Please play your favourite Ramones song LOUD so Joey can hear us.
GABBA HEY JOEY, God Bless You (Gianluca, Italy)


267) Thanks for everything Joey. I guess they just needed a lead singer in heaven. (Gaute Larsen, 26, Norway)

268) I wanna be sedated ... (Noizer, 16, France)

269) It´s hard to believe that Joey has gone. Thanks man for all the joy you´ve given to me at concerts and through the records. I´ve heard them several thousand times and I will never forget you! Gabba Gabba Hey! Your spirit will never die! (Bernd Ermes, 25, Germany and Cologne)

270) Thank you for everything. We'll miss you but see you later, adios. (Bergur Tómasson, 23, Iceland)

271) Joey, how dare you ? Because of you I'm still playing in a rock band. Because of you, I'm still searching for the perfect 2 minute and 3 chords song. Because of you me and the boys still believe that everything is possible. And now, how many rock bands feel they're orphans ? I suppose it was easy for us to believe you were "too tough to die". Too bad... (Pascal - Holy Curse, 38, Paris, France)

272) I'm laid up in bed at the moment with bruised ribs and i've just heard that joey has passed away. i can't believe it. i've been a fan of the band for the last 15 years and they have given me some of the most memorable nights of my life. a true star is gone may he rest in peace (john hunter, 31, England)

273) Today our love, tomorrow the world's! So sad about Joey - I'm glad his family was with him at the end. It's a great loss to the world in general and the music world in particular, and now maybe the media will realise what an influence the Ramones are - too late as usual! Thanks for the music Joey (and the rest of the band). Gabba gabba hey, see you in heaven, man. (Steve Warner, 38, England)

274) Goodbye Joey, my soulmate. I wanted to remember you, when you were sick, but didn´t know what to write, and now it´s too late. Elvis-fans must have felt like this. That something died in me too. You meant so much. You felt close. Though never met you. Your voice, being and lyrics told everything. Your music will always live in my heart. I Wish peace for your soul! With everlasting love: Tea and Janne (Tea Strömsholm, 32, Finland)

275) Joey was a punk rocker. The question is : does he still believe in miracles? Anyway, let's have a ride on Rockaway Beach (and maybe a little beat on the brat)
PS - I'm a french talking fan ! So, the best way for me to honor him was to use his own words (Sorry for my bad english) (Yves Donceel, 34, Belgium)


276) I am one of the lucky ones that got to see Joey perform live here in Finland several times, and some great shows they were... I hope that Joey is in a good place now, whatever it may be. To hear that such a great artist has passed away feels absolutely devastating. The world of rock´n roll has suffered a terrible loss last sunday. (Kimmo Kalaja, 31, Finland)

277) can't believe it. i will strongly remember your unforgetable gigs. "it's nice to be back in belgium" 1234 ...... great moments, perfect punk-rock. respect joey & thanks for all ! (fred, 32, belgium)

278) I don't know what I have to do to thank him. I only have in mind his image and strong voice. The voice that could break all limits. I`m sad because of his death and happy because of his legend. Rest in piece, my friend, and be sure that you left many people who wish you well in Brazil. (Guilherme Lopes, 20, Brasília, Brazil)

279) Damn it why do we loose all the good ones ! Joey and the Ramones made music fun for me since I was a teenager and I've been a fan eversince. RIP Joey in Punk heaven.
Condolences to Joey's family and friends (Peter Parisi, 38, Australia)


280) You will be missed, but your music & spirit will go on forever! RIP (Sonya Clements, 32, USA)

281) Me and Joktor got balooned in Joeys honour up the Quarries yesterday with the help of a bottle a Buck. Fidge and Davy Reverb rang us an they were cryin down the phone. Its a sad day for musickind. Sniff sniff! (Munich, 21, Ireland)

282) I'm absolutely gutted about the news of Joey's death. I know I should be grateful that Joey has left behind an incredible musical legacy - one that will bring joy to his long standing fans (and yet to be born fans) for the rest of our lives. But that will have to wait until a few more days until I can (try to) get over it. I am not looking forward to explaining the news to my 8 year old son - a bigger Ramones fan than me (since he was 2 years old. He always hoped that they might re-form and that he would see them live, which is now not to be.
Oh Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh, I love you. I do. I do. Here today - and still in our hearts tomorrow - and for ever. (Rab Crangle, 39, Scotland)


283) I love you Joey. You will never walk alone. (Adam Roeske, 34, Poland)

284) You delivered some of the best moments in my life ! You were my teenage hero ! I hope you have a real cool time in heaven and all the suffering you went through is over !!
We'll f***ing remember !!!!! (Robin Hiermer, 25, Germany)


285) too young too die, i'm shocked like all fans, I wish all the other ramones good luck! (Paul Smith, Amsterdam, Holland)

286) I ve grown up with the RAMONES , their music has been the soundtrack to my life, Joey will be missed very much by all.I only heard the news today (Tues) and I just felt I had to say something . (Andy , 36 , England)

287) Words go with the wind... no words can do any justice to the man... it's a horrible feeling... an empty heart... a soul full of sorrow and pain... I had the privilege of knowing the guy and kept in touch until the end... Joey is the best, he will never be gone, we will be gone one day but he won't... he is so special... rock on up there with Johnny, Stiv and Brian... Joey inspired only one thing: L - O- V - E (Mariano Asch, 26, Argentina)

288) too tough to die (joel, united states of america)

289) Death Took My Joey Away !!!!!! Rock 'n' Roll died Easter Sunday... (Luis, 41, Madeira Island, Portugal)

290) as i'm typing this,marky ramone is on howard stern -show saying how sad he is about joeys passing. howard is saying how much he misses him and that he considers joey the greatest rock singer.and i agree with howard stern. joey may not have been the most talented, but his voice was different, reconizable, and was the voice of the greatest band in the world. i am still in shock. i actually heard the tragic news on the howard stern show. i was just recently laid off from my job so i have been home trying to keep myself busy by brushing up on my guitar skills. i play bass and love playing to the RAMONES. the music is easy, fun, punky and they are my favorite band. period.i have been with THE RAMONES for more than 15 years and when Joey died, it was like losing family. it seemed like one minute he's sick,the next minute he's gone.that fast.we always take for granted someone who is an idol to us will be around for ever.well,joey will be.in our hearts,minds and souls.
as im playing my bass, i hear in the backround on howard stern "JOEY RAMONE dead at 49".i was leveled.we have all lost a great rock icon. Joey, you're TOO TOUGH TO DIE. you will live forever in the memories of all true RAMONES fans all around the world.HEY HO,DONT GO! (Donny "Ramone" Stroup, 34, Syracuse, N.Y, USA)


291) I HAVE A PUNK ROCK BAND FROM PARAGUAY AND WE´LL DO A TRIBUTE CONCERT FOR JOEY... WE ARE VERY SAD.. (Christian, Paraguay)

292) RAMONES LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART ADIOS AMIGOS! (Jukka Marjala, 30, Finland)

293) Why does God take the best of em? Why did he take Joey Ramone from us? I can't quite get a grip on it. I just don't understand!!! it is tradgic that a short life such as yours could have been torn away from the earth. Joey has left alot of hurt souls behind, but i will remember him forever....
Goodbye, Joey Ramone (Chris Neate "The Doctor", 17, Canada)


294) I couldn't believe it when my sister call me on the phone testerday morning. You say: "don't be sad, 'cause I'll be there", but it's hard to accept. You (and The Ramones) changed my life... The only thing I can say now is that maybe your body's gone away, but be sure that all your fans will keep your spirit alive. HEY,HO, LET'S GO!!! (Chris "Ramone"Martín, 34, Manresa, Spain)

295) Joey: thanks (Jesse, 16, Finland)

296) We'll miss you man! cool albums and great concerts at the CBGB. you were an icon to all teenagers in your time and in later times for the young kids that admired you in the 70s & 80s. (Elena Guerrero, 19, BX. N.Y. U.S.A)

297) 'Sad to see you go...'. I'm gonna miss you! (John Zwetsloot, 27, Oslo, Norway)

298) It was 1979 when i saw the first concert of my life. It started with the band coming on stage and a voice went: "Eeyh - we are.... the RRRAAMMOOUUUNNNSSSS!!!" - the voice spinned its way through my whole body to the finest nerves of my brain and it stayed there up till today and will stay there for the rest of my life! When i heard the sad news i refused to believe it, now after understanding that you had to leave i wanna give my most sincere appreciation for your lifework and what you gave to the kids. A concert of you guys is the number one experience for every free mind of the world and up till today i have not found anything which comes even close. I enjoyed around 30 of these shows and i know for sure: I would not be what i am without it - and i am proud of it!!!
So - whereever you are: I love you and thanx so much!!! When you sang: "I am a tou tou tou tou tou tou tou tou tou tough guy I do no tells, I do not lie" we all knew - this is and will always be you!
Good bye and we like to thank you of you coming!!! (Marc Elsner, 35, Berlin, Germany)


299) Now darkness is on the rock´n roll highschool. We all can remember the light before. (Matthias, 30, Germany)

300) I can´t believe!!!!! JOEY see u wherever u r!!!!! hell...heaven...in peace or violence....in eternity!!!! South America cry a lot....GABBA GABBA HEY!!!! HEY HO!!! LET´S GO!!! (MurderMorgue, 21, Brazil)

301) thanx Joey, when we heard the first ramones album back in ´77 teenage-life changed from boring to bombastic. when we hear it today, it feels like being a teenage-punk-rocker again. joey, you will always be in our hearts (Scout Kolle, 37, Germany)

302) thanx for everything Joey! THANK YOU. (Ericgeneric, 27, Usa)

303) You helped me through all the bad times I had. You will always be my hero. We´ll meet again. GABBA GABBA HEY and good bye! (Toma, 33, Finland)

304) We are goin' to drink and listen to his music, 'cause human body can die, not the music and feelings he left on us. (Alberto and friends, 34, Italy)

305) For what I have said for my friends who tragicaly passed away in a car accident, I say, "May G-d and the angels lead you and guide you."
I had been a Ramones fan since 1994. My first concert was "Acid Eaters" at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. I remember how sick you got and I prayed for you that night. the next day news said you were doing realy well. It was my first miracle. That was 1995. As a 13 year old I had a crush on you, and I would gawk at your pictures every day which would often times drive my parents nuts. Even though you were not a Bette Midler or a Striessand, your passion, honesty, and dedictaion nevertheless earned you a rightfull place as a great, true, and unigue outstanding artist. You were able and willing to accept people for they'er beliefs and looked upon the Ramones as emptiome of unification. I cried when I heard you declare disbandment, but I understand nothing lasts forever.
There are bands now to this very day who still maintain their sound that they have established for themselves like, "Bon Jon Jovi and The Red Hot Chillie Peppers." And I forget to mention the one song you wrote and sang that stands out among every other you created is, "She Talks to Rainbows." When I first heard that song it was something that realy struck me home. I feel I relate to that all too much, and you released on your last studio album, "Adios Amigos." And I say to you, "Farewell and adios, my Amigo." Cheers! (Rebbecca McGarity, 20, USA)


306) aDIOS, MY FRIEND, WHENEVER IT TAKES a BEER I OFFER BY YOU... the LIFE IS a GAS... YOUR YOU SAID IT... (El Chicha, 25, Venezuela)

307) The world has lost one of the truly identifiable voices in rock. Joey Ramone has taken his 'Rocket to Russia', and rock and roll will never be quite the same again. I remember watching "Rock 'n' roll High School" and saying "Tonight" was the coolest song I've ever heard. "I just wanna have something to do...tonight...tonight...tonight. ..too..oo..oo ..night...tonight...tonight ...tonight...tonight...tonight!" Music magazines will begin to write about how much of an influence the group was and how great they were, but why not before Joey died? I think the last time I saw them was on the Tonight Show. (A.D. Ibarra, 36, USA)

308) I guess there will be many tributes for you from the U.S.A. I hope that you and the band know that you reached a lot further than that, even to country Victoria, Australia where one of many heard your songs and thought, "This is rock n' roll". Sleep well mate! Chris (Chris McArthur, 34, Australia)

309) (R.I. F-n' P.) GABBA GABBA HEY!! Tears of sadness and reflection cast down to mortal earth. A thousand memories....with the perfect soundtrack of frustration, angst, comraderie, and joy;a soundtrack provided by Joey and the boys. There will never be another.....and rightfully so. You are missed more than I think you would have ever imagined. Say hello to Sid for me. (Kenn Burris, 26, USA)

310) Everything started with you - thanx for that and heaven, heaven - hey, hey for yaaa! (stefan becker, 34, germany)

311) Just read the news, Now Ive got tears. We only met once, Logan Cambell Center, Auckland, New Zealand, late 70s. I was front row, hard against the barrier, you were standing six feet away. One leg straight the other leg cocked firing it into the mic. Rose colored glasses mystifying your appearance, Magic! Just what young Kiwi boys needed.
We spent Two and a half hours together Joey, I will never forget that time or that music. The Ramones music has been such a vital part of my life. The music was spellbinding and gave us all in New Zealand a fresh cutting direction.
Thanks for the Two and a half hours Joey and the other twenty three years of quality music.. It was a great time and its sad and empty now that your gone. Special thoughts to the band and all your loved ones.Now Ive got tears.
and also condolences from Graham and Ricky Hunt and a special thought for Brian Lindsay (Joey and Brian are together now) We all Shared that time Joey, Rock On! (Warren Jones, 41, New Zealand)


312) 15.April 2001 - A sad day for Punk Rock. Joey will be missed, are gonna pay him a tribute at my band, Sideburn Satan`s next gig 27.april. Oslo Punks Remembers you.... Gabba Gabba Hey
Rock In Peace (Kai, 32, Oslo, Norway)


313) This is just too sad..Thank`s for all your fantastic music You will never be forgotten!!!!! Your voice will keep on bringing me up when i`m feelin down. My family sends you all our love... (Ulf Bendiksen, 29, Norway)

314) Thank you,joey. I love you for ever. (Yuko, 25, JAPAN)



FOURTH LISTING: APRIL 20, 2001


315) he got good attitude! and i respect his sing voice. Joey, too tough to die, i always your fan...now...rest in peace. (Arto, 17, finland)

316) OUR "KING OF PUNK" WILL NEVER DIE... (HELENICE VAZ, 33, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL)

317) Living in New York as a child I was a punk baby, and I went to my first Ramones concert, my first ever concert when I was 3 in 1984. I still remember it as a fuzzy haze of energy seen from on top of my babysitter's shoulders. I never thought music that was so closely knit to my life would end so soon. Now my boyfriend and I are living in London, England. And I'd just like to say Goodbye, and send all of my love and his to Joey in Heaven and to his family on earth. I'm going to get out to CBGBs today and leave flowers since I'm in NY. Love to everybody, (Danielle De Feo, 19, U.S.A/U.K.)

318) A friend of mine told me that Joey had gone, well, I still can´t believe it... But Joey is in a better place and if there´s a heaven he´ll be there. Joey is too Ramone to die, he´s eternal, imortal, and the world won´t forget him. When a think about him a see Joey like a Peter Pan, cause he never wanted to grow up, he was a simbol of the youth, and he was good, and the good ones die very soon... But I wanna live my life believing in miracles and in a better world and when the death comes to get me I´ll close my eyes and I´ll ask her to let me go to the same place that Joey and many others are, to sniff some glue with him... I never had the honor to go to a Ramones concert, but that day I will be among the happiest family ever! Joey you´re eternal, we´ll miss you but someday we´ll see you again! Goodbye friend, idol... Gabba, gabba... (Rafael M., 21, Brazil)

319) I will miss you, you where always there for me! (Peter, 35, Sweden)

320) hey JOEY DON'T WORRY PUNK ROCK WILL NEVER DIE HAVE A NICE DAY IN PARADISE (PAT, 35, FRANCE)

321) I can't believe this. I've loved the Ramones since 80/81 when I was 12. There was a time in my teens when probably the only thing I DID like was the Ramones. Luckily I saw them a couple of times.... We knew he was ill, but hoped he would recover. This is terrible news. Joey we love you. (Simon Doran, 32, uk)

322) I can´t believed. Why you have to die? Rock´n´roll never be the same. My life never be the same. But your music it´s alive, your spirit (your wild punk spirit) it´s alive. This days it´s seems to me like a fucking continious hanging around in my mind. But life´s goes on. With or without you, you´ll be always in my mind. HEY HO LET´S GO, RAMONES FOREVER, JOEY RAMONE FOREVER! (Bussy Ramone, 22, Granada, Spain)

323) You can´t put your arm around a memory (as J Thunders sung) But everything you have done will live on in the great GREAT music you created along with the Ramones-brothers. The song Ramones the same ARRIVA LOS RAMONES!!! (Johnny Ronkainen, 21, Sweden)

324) I feel lucky that I was into the Ramones early enough to actually see them live a couple of times ( at a little club called " Visage " in my hometown of Orlando, FL ) while Joey was still around and rockin'. I missed out on this privilege with other musical heroes who were either dead or mostly retired from touring, like Sinatra and Duke Ellington, by the time I discovered their greatness. Hail Joey ! Hail Ramones ! You were definitely among the greatest of bands. (Chuck Crouch, 33, USA)

325) I am a big Ramones fan and a collector since the 80´s. When I heard about Joey´s death this morning i didn´t want to belive it. But it was true. I´m so sad and will always be. He was a legend a king and will always be. So the only thing I can say right now is thank you for the music and the happiness you bring into my life. Adios Amigo. (Fredrik Eriksson, 29, Sweden)

326) Just THANK YOU, THANK YOUI, THANK YOU for the music, the attitude and the fun. You will be missed!!! (Lulo, 31, Spain)

327) I was a big fan of The Ramones when I grew up in Germany.. we where all little teenage punks...eventually I moved to New York...and saw Joey all the time on the street around my office in the Flatiron district...I am deeply shocked that he is gone...and I share the sorrow with all the other fans in the world !!! Just seeing him in the city made memories come back big time....Joey you are in a better place now...we all miss you... Good luck ! (Martin Pohl, 38, USA)

328) In 1982, I was twelve years old and hadn't really discovered music yet. At the time the New Wave movement was in full swing and crappy whitebread rock 'n roll was the only thing that you could here on the radio. One day my friend Steve came to my house with a record that he stole from his brother. It was the Ramones first album and it changed my life, from there I learned that there was a whole musical world that you couldn't find on the radio.
Joey Ramone was a revolutionary genius. Even if the Ramones never got much airplay or had a number 1 record, they influenced rock music more than anyone can imagine. I can't believe that I'm 30 and actually tearing up as I write this, but I just want to say, "Wherever you are Joey Ramone, thank you." (Robert Barnes, 30, USA)


329) He made me a true rocker. Gabba Gabba Hey (francesco bassani, 31, italy)

330) Too bad I never saw you (and the band)... Damn, dunno what to say... King is dead, but music lives. Take care... where ever you are. (Jani Matkala, 17, Finland)

331) The Ramones changed my life. Now, a part of it is gone. I've known the bad news for over 38 hours now, and I am still in shock. Yesterday I got home and played a Ramones album. I had to leave home and go for a walk and find a friend to talk to. Its weird how a guy you never met means so much. I saw the Ramones twice in Spain. Once with Dee Dee and once with CJ. That was unforgettable. Sniff...
Everyone in punk heaven is now singing "Gabba, Gabba, We accept you, one of us, one of us..." Thank you Joey for the memories. Thank you for the music. (Gonzalo, 28, Spain)


332) what could i say?, it's a terrible news, i can't believe it, joey was, is and will be the only punk rock king in the world. now "i wanna be sedated" and don't know what it's going on without him, i feel so sad and sick, 'cause we don't have our punk hero. i just wanna run out this world, 'cause everything is shit without joey. joey r.i.p. we love ya joey, and will miss ya. the ramones fans won't forget ya, thanx a lot joey for every song, every melody, for everything. i love ya joey so much, thanx u, (pamela, 21, chile)

333) The Ramones Rule! It is too bad about Joey. I would have liked to see them in concert, but now I will probably never get a chance to meet them. (Sean Anderson, 26, USA)

334) I can´t belive. When I was 14 year I saw The Ramones alive, and change my life forever...I love you JOEY and will missyou so much!!!!!!!!! (Sergio Di Giovanni, 23, URUGUAY)

335) I was waiting for Joey too put out an solo album, cause I just can´t get enough of the greatest voice in Rock n´Roll!!But now he´s gone and that sucks. We recorded our cd the day he died, and that is my tribute to Joey Ramone! Rest In Peace. (Joachim, 20, Norway)

336) The news is terrible. Joey is the greatest. Now I know how people must have felt when Jim Morrison, John Lennon, and Elvis died, except the Ramones are way better than those guys. I know that his legacy will endure forever. LONG LIVE PUNK ROCK!!! (Drew Purcell, 16, USA)

337) i never see the ramones on stage cause of my age, but i remember all the times that you came to my country... you change the world, and nobody can ignore that!!!! (Agustin, 17, Argentina)

338) We have never met in person, maybe you've seen me in a glimb in front of the stage, but i feel i' ve known you all of my life, as a close friend. And a friend you will stay. Thank you for all the goodtimes. Thank you for given me 'something to believe in' Gabba Gabba Hey.....! (jurgen peters, 34, holland)

339) ADIOS AMIGO!!!!!!! 1,2,3,4 GOOD BYE JOEY!!!!! I'am business executive from Chile and I developed my life with the idea of change him everything!!!!!and the RAMONES was a great source inspirations.....in an opportunity looking at BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD cartoon, Beavis looking the "wanna be sedated" video say with surpresive and ironic tone "SHIT JOHN LENNON IS A LIVE"....mmmhhhhhh I believed that is true...Joey Ramone is our John Lennon punk...JOEY RAMONE the more big punk of the century!!!!!I hope that any day, I must go to where you are and so I could take your hand and say you THANK YOU FRIEND, the Punk is to best of my life was!!!!! JOEY RAMONE never can't die (CARLOS REYES, 32, CHILE)

340) WE REMEMBER YOU ! a sadly (RENFIELD, 30, VECHTA-GERMANY)

341) Joey thank you for playing the way you played. I will never be the say. You changed me forever. (Robert, 32, NYC, usa)

342) I found out that Joey died April 15th, my brother told me, at first I thought he was kidding but then I found out he wasn't. I cried my eyes out and Im still very sad. But I know that he is in a happy place now and that he is not suffering anymore. The Ramones have been there for me, everytime I am sad I would put on their music and look at my posters and just become so happy. I can't believe this had to happen to poor Joey and to all his family and friends. Even though he died he is still here with me and all of us of course. He still lives on in his music. The Ramones are the best and most talented band of all time, they started it all, if it wasn't for them there would be no punk music today. Joey is the most talented singer, that will never ever change. My prayers got out to Joey's family and friends and to Joey in heaven. (Christina Ramone, 17, USA)

343) For years I thought it was just myself and my select group of friends that worshipped the Ramones. Yes, there were always the sell out concert crowds, but I allways felt that it was really only me that understood the Ramones and the lifestyle that was written about in the songs and music. Joey, what I now see from this tribute page is that it was by no means only me that you touched with your words & music, but it was thousands, hundreds of thousands, Millions of like minded kids like me, that you have touched. And furthermore, I am amazed to learn that it wasn't just my little corner of South East London that you infultrated, but you did it worldwide, Worldwide man! that is something that we can only dream of achieving. You have brought happiness to people in every corner of this planet! My life has pretty much gone as follows: I go to school, The Ramones will be playing soon, I leave school and go to college, The Ramones will be releasing an album soon, I get a job, buy a car, get married, buy my first house, travel the world, have children, The Ramones were always there, always about to tour, about to release a new record. A musical backdrop to my most formative years. When you broke up it left me feeling that a large part of my life was missing, what I feel today, the grief, is bigger, so much much bigger than that. An enormous canyon of emptiness that I really dont feel can ever be filled. I'm not even sure that I want that emptyness filled. There can never be anything that can replace the joy and happiness that the Ramones, and you Joey, have brought to me and my life so far. Thank you Ramones, Thank you Joey. And thank you to all of you fans who are contributing to this page, it is helping me come to terms with, realise and understand that I am not the only one feeling this huge sadness and loss. (Paul Clark, 37, London, England)

344) He said: I don't wanna be buried uin a pet semetery. I don't want to live my life again... He died in his law... We'll miss you, We won't forget you... What you gave us is incredible... Hey Ho Let´s Go!! (Alfredo, 27, Peru)

345) Dear Joey, Thank you so much for the great music you brought. Let's hear some great punk up there in heaven! adios amigo! (Gosse Beerling, 18, the Netherlands)

346) I sit in front of my computer today in a state of shock...I dont watch much TV and only found out of your passing last night at work, I miss you already.You were the King and leader of Punk Rock...Love you man (Dennis Appleby, 19, NJ, USA ; Vocals/Guitar "Dead Pinciples")

347) a sad day. some tears. is there more to say? it´s like a part of me died with him. (Tobias, 32, Berlin/Germany)

348) TROUGHT YOU I MET ROCK.THANK YOU, JOEY. YOU CHANGED MY LIFE (Michele, 23, Foggia, Italy)

349) I've been reading all of the tributes to Joey and I find a tear in my eye but I don't know why. People die all the time but this one seems a little closer as the Ramones were such an influence on my teenage years. I saw the Ramones for the first time at the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto. They were booed off the stage but I loved them. I then saw them on their own at the Masonic Temple in Toronto and the walls were literally sweating! They were such a relief from disco and the other shit that was on the radio in the late 70's and they've been a part of my life ever since. It's incredible to see people from all over the world saying Gabba Gabba Hey. My prayers go out to his family. Gabba Gabba Hey Joey. (Robert Nicholls, 36, Toronto, Canada)

350) This is really a shame... and Easter of all Days. Well now you are not suffering anymore & you will have peace up there. Good-Bye for now Joey, We will meet some day. May God Bless & Love You (Carrie, 23, Pennsylvania, USA)



FIFTH LISTING: APRIL 23, 2001


351) Thank you very much, Joey. (Jesus Olano, 32, Spain)

352) Argentina never forget you! JOEY FOREVERRRRR !!!!!! ADIOS AMIGOS! (Marcelo, 20, Argentina)

353) I MISS U SO MUCH THE PAIN THAT I FEEL IS SO OVER WEALMING YOU WERE MY LIFE THE WORLD IS GONNA SUCK EVEN MORE NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE I WAS SO LUCKY TO HAVE MET JOEY AND TALK WITH HIM HE HAD NO EGO AND WAS SO KIND AND SWEET NOBODY WILL EVER HAVE A VOICES GREAT AS YOURS I LOVE YOU JOEY AND I MISS YOU (JOEY, 37, U.S.A)

354) Adios my friend. You've been like a father for me....you helped me in my worst moment and you've given me the strenght to endure.Your soul and your voice will fly free forever in my heart. (Fabrizio, 24, Italia)

355) Joey lives forever in our hearts... Joey: We remember you... (Jesus Richard, 19, Argentina)

356) I'm sure we do all feel the same. We all know what we lost, but even we know what Joey gave to us, we will never forget him. (Jorg - LOUDMOUTH!-fanzine, Germany)

357) Thanks for all these years of singing in the best punkrock band in the world.. There will never be another band that can even come close to what the Ramones mean to me… Adios amigo, GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!!RAMONES FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Jan Koert Schipper, 35, Netherlands)

358) I have lost my head and I have lost a part of my teen age years...Joey, wherever you are now, I want to thank you for everything you gave to this world. Thank you for what you gave me with your music, with your voice. What makes me feel a little bit better is the thought that you are not suffering anymore now...you are free man... God knows how much i will miss you... Gabba Gabba Hey forever. (Rossella C., 28, Milano, Italy)

359) I really loved Joey Ramone. God bless him... (Alain, 14, France)

360) There will never be another band like The Ramones! 1-2-3-4, they were untouchable. (Matt Eyre, United Kingdom)

361) I still can't believe that you're no longer with us. This is probably one of the saddest day of my life, but i know that you will realy never leave me because you will always live in my heart, and no one can't take that away from me. I will never forget you Joey, PUNKROCK will never DIE! (Jorge, 23, Venezuela)

362) Never met the man personally but the Ramones as anyone who knows me (or has lived near me) can attest is my all-time favorite band. Dragged friends of mine to shows...Attended others alone....Always had a great time, although I'm sure that permanent ringing in my ears might be a little side effect (earplugs, I don't need no stinkin' earplugs)...Played duh brudduhs often on various radio shows I have hosted over the last 20+ years...Once when I was up for a elected board of directors position on a non-commercial radio station, my opponents as a scare tactic told all the folkies at the station that if I was elected I would having nothing but Ramones on the station...and the problem with that is... ;-)..It worked, I lost the election.
At the heart of it though, is that the Ramones personally to me were able to change my mood when I was either depressed, pissed off, or just generally frustrated...slap on a disc o wax, and things already started to look better. I once told someone that a Ramones show was better than a years worth of visiting a shrink...
My sympathies to Joey's family and friends...and thanks to Joey for all the great music and times...I also would not have met my wife if it were not for Joey. A simple post on alt.music.ramones saying that Joey was going to be dee jaying on a local station in the U.S. was met with a reply from a "little German girl, In a German Town" complaining that she would not be able to receive the broadcast in North Germany. 3 interesting years later Heidi and I were married. We even sent Joey a wedding invitation, he probably thought who were these crazy people sending me a wedding invitation with "Achtung" on the front. The spirit of the Ramones and Rock and Roll were alive at the wedding..3 bands all straight ahead rock and roll, even a version of "Carbona" (much to the chagrin of some of our guests)...Well I've rambled on long enough... again, Joey/Jeffrey...Adios Amigo and thanks... (Mike Malone, 39, Worcester (aka "Wormtown), USA)


363) joey you will never be forgotten. Your music inspired so much it cant be measured. we will never forget you. (adrian stockman, 18, northern ireland)

364) It's a sad day here at 8000ft. Remembering the many times I'had seen Joey and the boys while growing up in N.Y.C/ Here today, gone tomorrow running through my head. Just wanted to say hi! Happened upon this site today and am looking foreward to visiting again soon.
Peace, Wart Hog (Tom, 40, Mammoth lakes, Ca. U.S.A.)


365) he is not dead, he has awaken from the dream of life (josef, 33, germany)

366) RIP Godfather of Punk... We'll miss you! Keep crankin' your "Rock N Roll Radio!" (Karl Kaups, 33, Cleveland, OH USA)

367) Thanks Buddy for the good moments, and the concerts that was funniest than other concerts. I I´m sorry for your early dead, but i I´m sure that you are in heaven with other rock stars like John Lennon, Marc Bolan, Buddy Holly. Thanks Joey, rest in peace. (Sebastián Garreta Leclercq, 25, Republica Argentina)

368) My heart broke when I heard that Joey died. The Ramones are the greatest. Gabba gabba hey. We all die eventually. (Jerry Prior, 35, Hollywood USA)

369) Hello everyone. I just came back from Joey's Shrine outside of CBGBS where I left some flowers and a "Played to Death" CD of Ramones Mania. On the Way there images from the many Ramones shows I've been to kept popping in my head.
At CB's, fans and well wishes had left bushels of flowers, t-shirts, pictures, a leather jacket, candels and flyers from various shows. As I laid my flowers down, I kept hearing "Sha La La La, Sha, La, La, La La" in my head. Tears welled up in my eyes and I gave Joey a moment of silence and thanked him for the time he gave us.
For all of you fans overseas. Take heart in knowing that outside of CBGBS, you can feel all the Love, Respect and Admiration from ALL of his fans, where ever you may be.
The World is a Better Place Because of him.
SHINE ON YOUR CRAZY PINHEAD! GABBA GABBA HEY!! (Darren Roberts, 33, NYC, USA)


370) Hello to all Ramonesmaniac....be strong....it's alright, it's alright,....we don't want money, we don't want a diamond ring, we want you alive, its more than other things!! Joey, thank you for your beautiful lyrics and songs...thank you alot brother!!! you will still remain a monarch in our heart!!!anyway you want it, thats the way it will be...and for the last time....viva!!viva!!viva la Joey Ramones!!!!!!!!!ADIOS AMIGOS!!!! (Azli, 21, Seremban,N. Sembilan, MALAYSIA)

371) what can I say?? i'm still struggling to find words. Joey Ramone is dead! I still can't believe it. it's just so sad, i didn't even know that you were ill. Joey, if you can hear me, you were among the best and i will never ever forget you and everything you did for me and millions of others.
The Ramones have always been one of my fave bands since i can remember listening to music. i'll always regret, that due to unfortunate circumstances i've never been able to see you live on stage. all there is left for me is to keep on listening to your wonderful records and watch the videos. Joey Ramone, I'll never forget you!! I hope you find peace in heaven, and maybe you can put up a show with Sid Vicious, Johnny Thunders, Darby Crash and all the other great dead punk-rockers and kick some angels butts with that good ol' rock'n'roll!! They need you as much up there as we miss you down here! We'll all join you sooner or later. so long, mate!
I'd also like to send my condolences to Joey's family and his friends who were so much closer to him than i ever could be. In this dark hours, legions of Ramones-fans all over the world are with you! (Martin, 22, Switzerland)


372) I was shocked with the news of Joey's death only this morning. I have been a big fan of the Ramones and, in particluar, Joey ever since I first saw the Ramones at Hamburg Markthalle in 1978. Although I did not know Joey personally (I only met him once and had some pictures taken with me & him when he performed in the CBGB's around 1993) I am most touched by the news of his passing away.
An important phase in my life, the "Joey phase", will have to end. I was one of those, who started a band after having seen the Ramones in 1978. I was overwhelmed by the power, the fun and the melodies at that time. Joey, his art and his lovable appearance in general conquered the heart of many, like myself. And even if I work as a lawyer today, I know that Joey & the Ramones did change my life to the better: my 4 year old son can sing along "Blitzkrieg Bop" and many other tunes in english in the back of my car on the way to the Kindergarden!
The Ramones may not have been the biggest selling act in the world but, not only to me they were, without question, the best band ever. Rightly so their music awarded them the affection of a legions of fans all over the world, whose interest and passion in the band must be unmatched.
This alone is something everybody in touch with Joey and his band should be very proud of and I do hope that his family and the onces who loved him can take great heart from the responses of Joey's fan base.
To me, the phenomenon of Joey Ramone will not stop with this sad day but live on in his songs forever. (Eckart Kurtz, 41, Germany)


373) Why must a good man like Joey Ramone die when there is so many bad guys out there.. Joey, You died too young.. We'll allways remember you.. And i don't think i speak for myself when I say: Thank you Joey for all the joy you brought to us.. Thank you... Adios amigo.. (Per Gustafsson, 17, Sweden)

374) JOEY RAMONE WE REMEMBER YOU,WE LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL? YOU ARE OUR HERO?OUR BELOVED JOEY. we will meet in heaven ,we're gonna have a ball for eternity! hold on Joey we're coming! LOVE YOU FOR ALWAYS .GABA GABA HEY thank you (Luiggi, 26, France)

375) Yesterday I heard the news on tv. I was surprised to myself I was so shocked about it. I'm sure The Ramones changed a big part of my life. I started to be a punk rocker when I was 14, and the ramones always stayed in my heart. I got the change to see the last concert in a totally sold out paradiso. It really was the biggest show I ever saw. We stayed the whole night drinkin' in Amsterdam. Joey !, my heart will always beat the punk and I hope to meet you upthere!! (Tom, 32, Netherlands)

376) Good luck in heaven and thanks for all the great music. Adios, (Jeroen van Vugt, 29 , Holland)

377) 1--2-3- for (joey ). I think every thing & more are being tell about his death. How we gonna miss him & stuff like that. i'M like you ramoniac lover'S & i feel kinda ..strange feeling ..between good & bad ..no , between heaven & hell .
i'm gonna fuckin miss you , i'm sure he got everything, i picture this , Mr.Hyman in the sky driving a '57 black chevy (with flamme on ) , & a bunch of Punk rock girl drivin God out of is mind , & joey keep on drivin' 4 ever ... Keep on driving Joey , we got you in our heart & soul !! A Ramone'Z Fan from earth . xxx (Bobby Bell, 26, Canada, Montréal)


378) The news of Joey's death was the ultimate shock for me. I've been listening to the Ramones since I was six years old, never before has a band made such an impact on me, and on music as we know it. Music will never be the same again. Ramones for ever! I'll miss you Joey. Adios Amigos. (meghan, 18, canada)

379) Joey, you helped define who I am today. When I was 16, you helped me make sense of a world that didn't make sense at all. You made life fun. I've been crying for two days, what a tragic loss. (Laura Williams, 37, USA)

380) I am a Ramones for 22 years now. Joey's death had a great impact on me.... R.I.P Joey RAMONES FOREVER !!! (Rene, 32, Holland)

381) Hey, Hey, Hey,
We, We, We
Will, Will, Will,
Miss, Miss, Miss,
You, you, You
Yeah Yeah, Miss You, you...
Joey were always the best. R.I.P my friend !!! (Mario Nagtegaal, 41, Dirksland, The Netherlands)


382) you will stay in our your hearts and in our souls for ever. (Carsten, 20, Germany)

383) Hey I made A Joey Ramone Tribute shortly after hearing about his death. I was so sad I needed to write everything down... (Eric Salmonsen, 20, USA)

384) This is SAD SAD SAD.Too sad for many words. 24 years of my life just died in a way. But at least i know Joey and the Ramones were by far the LOUDEST Band ever (no matter what people say about Motorhead.I've seen them about aweek apart in '80 and Joey pissed all over Lemmy in every respect ) THANX JOEY Adios Amigo I'll miss you! (Golix, 36, UK-currently)

385) This evening my wife and me raise our glasses for the greatest rock'n'roll singer ever. You always will stay in our hearts and our ears, and we also do believe in miracles. Thanx a lot and bye. (conny and andreas, 34+32, austria)

386) Hi, i think with joey dies a lots of punkrock it´s so shit. Greetings (christian staude, 26, germany)

387) Because fom dead you've bring us to live, we'll always take you here, living with us.
Love. (Sergio Sepúlveda, 26, Mexico City)


388) I´m affected. Hello jari, receipt you e-mail, thanks. I remain affected, two days listen to ramones, ramones. I alone feed in joey, is a great lose of music rock in the world. (Xevi Ramone, Spain)

389) Although nothing seems to be of consolation to me at this rotten moment in my life (and tons of others, as well)-at least we know that Joey is no longer suffering and he's probably smiling down on us as he rocks away in heaven... We'll always have his music with us in our cars, at our bars and at our parties...That somehow, temporarily, eases the pain...However, a part of me goes with him.
My deepest sympathy to Joey's family, friends and punk rockers everywhere. God Bless you, buddy, and thanks for everything.
Gabba, Gabba, Hey...Forever. (Jordan J. Versari, 27, USA)


390) I heard the sad news Monday morning on the Howard Stern show and was floored. It felt like a part of my youth died. My fourteen year old son is a big Ramones fan and he is also deeply saddened. Thanks Joey, first of all for saving rock-n-roll and secondly for the great memories you gave me over the last twenty five years. GABBA GABBA HEY! (Randy, 38, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

391) You´re always in our hearts!! Hey ho lets go!!!! (Matze, 25, Germany)

392) (Ramones: Take The Pain Away -lyrics) I went out today for a walk in the rain, I was so sad and blue I could feel any pain, I was worried about everything, my head began to howl I'm running away from myself, there's too many demons around here
Everybody I don't know what to say I wish I could take the pain away Everybody I don't know what to say I wish I could take the pain away

Nobody is too tough to die, but the music remains. R.I.P. (Atza, 19, Finland)


393) I`m fucking sad. It`s just like somebody stole the best part of my youth, my present and my future dreams. See ya up there. Nothing will ever be the same. (Carsten, 28, Aachen, Germany)

394) I travelled over 200 miles (three times - I thought each gig was the last!) in '95 and '96 to see The Ramones in London (they never played Ireland again after a riot at a gig in the early 80s). All I can say is I'm glad I did.
I can't say I'm particularly emotional about Joey's death in itself - I loved his music, but didn't know the guy (though by all accounts he was a gentle, shy person). Also, I'd known he was ill for quite some time so news of his death wasn't the shock it might have been. However, I do feel sorry he didn't get to enjoy the better things in life after all those years on the road.
One thing's for sure - the sheer volume of appreciation (and the sentiments voiced within) on this and other sites speaks for itself. He made a lot of people happy : what further proof is needed of a life well-spent? (D.J.Moore, 29, Ireland)


395) thank you joey for everything i will miss your ohhhhs wahahs. you changed my life thank you for your music.long live the memory of joey ramone. (Justin Ford, 17, Canada)

396) our Beloved Freak-Brother!!! Thank you for giving us a voice that people heard. "They" said you were ugly. In truth you were one of the beautiful people. I know I,ll never be the same without you. GABBA GABBA WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! (Sue Earley, 38 years young, USA)

397) i love joey and will miss him forever. he changed my life and saved me from high school and boredom and everything. (Sari, 40, USA)

398) We will never forget you, music will never be the same without you and all the world is sad. I have a band called The Letrins and now on we are going to play your songs in a tribute because you are the best singer and man of the hole World! WE LOVE YOU JOEY!!!!!! :-) (Matias Tardini, 17, Argentina)

399) Joey didn´t die... He can´t die. He´s special. Only we can´t see him. He stays with us still..... (Cristian, 30, Argentina)

400) I discovered punk with Ramones, and now I'll play punk also for you. Thank joey! (Michele, 21, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy)



SIXTH LISTING: APRIL 24, 2001


401) Joey, the King of punk. You were and still are like a best friend to us all. You are such an inspiration to those whose lives you touched. I listened to all your cd's and played along to them. I hope you heard me up in heaven. Show them how to rock up there for us all. Gabba-Gabba-hey! (Brent Bedford, 16, USA)

402) thanks for everything and great big love to you always! (annie, 32, usa)

403) It's like Superman died - surreal and tragic. For as long as I live I will love the Ramones. (Jessica, 40, Oakland, CA USA)

404) I did not know Joey was that ill until 2 weeks ago when I was in NYC and picked up a copy of Spin magazine celebrating the 25th anniversary of PUNK ROCK with Joey on the front cover. It deeply shocked me seeing the bad news on German TV on monday. Joey, I hope you are in a better place now, whereever this may be. Fighting cancer must be a fucking hard thing to doThe bitterest pill to swallow for all of us Ramones maniacs out there must be the fact, that nobody ever will get the chance to see the original line-up perform again. At least I did several times and I will keep my memories, as these were some of the greatest moments in my life feeling pure stripped-down-to-the-basics power punk rock'n'roll, that was so irresistable and close to an orgasm!!! Thank you so much for that!!! Marky, Dee Dee and Johnny: Keep the spirit alive! Dee Dee did, when he fucking rocked one of our little Munich-clubs with his cool band just 3 weeks ago. (Max, 33, Munich, Germany)

405) Man, will I miss you!!! Thanx for all the great music, all the great years and Gabba, gabba, hey! (Buffel, 39, Holland)

406) "...it seems the good die young - i just looked around and he was gone." (Andrew, 36, uk)

407) A main player on the punk scene gone......sad (Janer Ali, 37, Dublin, Ireland)

408) Thanks Joey for the Courage and Strength to ROCK and ROLL. I remember seeing you guys and The Cramps in Rock Scene magazine. I got my butt up to NYC to check it out and my life was changed for ever. I quit Engineering school got a Fender Jaguar and started a band. Through the years I saw about 40 of your shows and they were all great even though times were sometimes very tough for you. You kept on going becaused you realy belived in what you were doing. That persistance and can do attitude stuck with me all my life. You were always nice to the fans and people you would meet on the street. I know you lived life to the fullest. We are all going to miss you. Thanks (Steve Metz, 42, USA)

409) ADIOS AMIGO.TODAY I LISTEN THE FUCKING NEWS.WE ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AND YOUR MUSIC. (Paula, 39, Spain)

410) As a Ramones fan for 20 years my thoughts go to those people that were close to him, his family & friends. I feel I have lost part of my youth. So to those that new him and met him I will be eternally jealous. May his music and his legend live on. Joey I hope we get to meet one day on "Rocakway Beach".
Ramones fans I salute you for all your comments, its nice to be amongst friends. (Steve, 36, England)


411) I can't tell how miserable I feel today, when Joey has left us. Next week the new PJ Soles fanpage will be up, & I will have a little "Joey in our hearts" part of the PJ SOles site.
PJ met the Ramones a few times & she did Rock n Roll Highschool with the band & I remember she told me about when PJ & her parents invited the Ramones to their place for Christmas turkey dinner & Joey & the other Ramones knocked on the door & when her parents opened the door, The Ramones stood there all dressed up in nice suits.
We will never forget Joey. (Jonas Johansson, 28, Sweden, The webmaster of PJ Soles fanpage )


412) GOODBYE JOEY AND THANK YOU (Roger, 35, sardinia island, italy)

413) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....!!!!!!!!! JOEY RAMONE NOT DEAD...!!!!!! ETERNAL GLORY FOR THE KING OF PUNK...!!!!!! ADIOS, AMIGO.... I REMEMBER FOREVER.....
HEY, HO LET'S GO...!!!!! GABBA, GABBA, HEY....JOEY RAMONE...!!!!!!!! (VICTOR LOZANO, 28, PERU)


414) Joey is passed away,fucking day. We always remembered your concerts, Ramones always were my favorite concerts and i saw all your concerts in the north of spain. ADIOS AMIGO I REMEMBER YOU FOR EVER (Antonio, 36, Spain)

415) R.I.P. - J.R.! Rest In Punk - Joey Ramone! (Armando Castro, 51, U.S.A.)

416) IF IT WASNT FOR JOEY RAMONE WE WOULD NOT HAVE PUNK ROCK AS WE KNOW IT, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOULL BE MISSED ALOT AND THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES AND MUSIC FOR THE LAST 25 YRS..... "I REMEMBER YOU" (arin morris ,28, USA)

417) I´m so sad.... Joey! you and your music ment so much to me... Ramones is the greatest band i ever knew... 49 y o, why? why? I want to thank you for everything... I´m feeling sorry for your family... I´m gonna miss You! I hope that.
God exist and that he take care of You now...Well, Adios Amigo! I hope I see You in Heaven... I also hope that You knew have much you and your music ment to me and my friends and that you smile wherever you are, and feeling proud! Gabba Gabba.... (Tommi Lycke, 28, Sverige)


418) It's so hard to belive that Joey is gone.Thank's for the nice thinks and memories what I have got from Joey and Ramones.....Adios Amigos (Seppo Riski, 41, Finland)

419) another legend just past away,but rock n roll will forever. RAMONES FAN FOREVER. (marko germ, 21, SLOVENIJA)

420) Viva Joey Ramone (Diego, 26, España)

421) Hey Ho Let's Go To Heaven. Joey we'll never forget you... (Frank Henkelmann, 28, Germany)

422) I WILL BE A RAMONE FOREVER... AND ONLY I'LL MAKE FOR YOU!!! ADIOS AMIGO!!!! (JAVOCHURRUSCO, 20, COLOMBIA)

423) Dear Joey, I would like to say "thank you" for all the great music. I will ever remember the RAMONES and you.
"Only the one who is forgotten is really death", I will never forget you. (Thomas Osmers, 28, Germany)


424) I can't believe that Joey is dead, this might be a nightmare....... The world is going to be the same anymore. I just started to listen to Ramones 2 years ago, but it just take one week, to became one of my most favorites bands.
But now he's in a better place than us, in Heaven..... THANK YOU JOEY (Fábio T.,16, Brazil)


425) The world has lost the greatest singer of all times. Never will there be another band like RAMONES or another leader like JOEY. They made the best music I've ever heard, and I truly mean it. I like all types of music, but none has the magic neither can it penetrate your soul like a RAMONES song. When I listen to a RAMONES record the world changes, you feel good, like you can do anything. It changes the air you breathe. I'm so SAD. I will listen to Ramones till the day I die!!!!! Joey, you are the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Guillermo Fernandez, 21, Madrid, SPAIN)

426) DEAR JARI.. IT WAS A SHOCK TO HEAR ABOUT JOEY , I MET HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES , IN LIVERPOOL , WHEN I WAS THROWN OUT OF THE TOUR VAN WHILST TALKING TO MARKY , IT WAS NOT THE RAMONES FAULT BUT THE SECURITY, WHO AS USUAL THINK THEY OWN THE GROUPS. THE OTHER TIME WAS IN MANCHESTER WHEN THEY ALLOWED US (AFTER SIGNING ALL OUR ITEMS ) TO WATCH A BIT OF THE SOUNDCHECK. I HAVE PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THESE MEETINGS TOO , I WOULD HATE TO SEE RAMONES-AUTOGRAPHS GO TO A DEALER WHO WOULD RIP FANS OFF WITH STUPID PRICES. THAT WAS NOT WHAT THE RAMONES WHERE ABOUT , THEY WHERE ABOUT GIVING FANS VALUE FOR MONEY CRAMMED INTO A TWO MINUTE SONG THAT LIVED IN A THIRTY MINUTE ALBUM , MORE STREET LEVEL HONEST ENERGY WENT INTO THE IMMORTAL ECHO OF "ONE TWO THREE FOUR" THAN MOST GROUPS HAVE PUT INTO THEIR ENTIRE BACK CATALOGUE. I STILL LISTEN TO THE RAMONES , BUT NOT AS OFTEN AS I SHOULD, DUE TO WORK AND FAMILY ECT , SO I DO NOT MIND PARTING WITH A FEW ITEMS , I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER JOEY BEING VERY POLITE AND GOOD NATURED TO MYSELF AND OTHER FANS, SORRY IF I HAVE GONE ON A BIT , ITS JUST ALL THE MEMORIES OF THE CONCERTS COMING BACK TO ME AND REMEMBERING THINGS FROM THE MEETINGS WITH THE RAMONES , THINGS I THOUGHT I HAD FORGOTTEN , THEIR VOICES , CJ GETTING LOCKED OUT SIDE THE VENUE WITH US , THEN AFTER GETTING LET IN BY A ROADIE HE CAME OUT WITH MY PEN FOR ME HE HAD TAKEN BY MISTAKE , BUT HE ALSO HAD FULLY SIGNED ITEMS FOR ME TOO , HE HAD THE BAND SIGN PROMO PHOTOS THAT THEY HAD WITH THEM , PHOTOS I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE OR SINCE. WELL I HAD BETTER GO BEFORE THIS ENDS UP INTO A NOVEL ..... AGAIN THANK YOU RAMONES... AND JOEY YOU DO NOT GET OUT OF IT THAT EASY... ONCE A RAMONE , ALWAYS A RAMONE... R.I.P. JOEY. (GARRY, 37, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND)

427) Dear all of You, after what happened i checked out this beautiful website and i'm glad about it because it's really good to me to read so many nice messages about our Joey.
Just want to say that THE RAMONES have been my life's soundtrack, i've been lucky to hear their very first radio promo single that really POSITIVELY SHOCKED ME and since then it's been always A GAS. I've seen 21 (twenty-one) concerts even if i live in Rome, Italy, and every time it was like "yeah, i'm ok for one more year".
I tought the saddest moment was when i heard Ennio Morricone's Music while coming out my last Ramones' gig in San Francisco august 31st 1995, but now i know there's something way way worse. I don't consider myself a fan in the way media usually do as i don't consider THE RAMONES just a band like many others. They've been truly important in music history because they changed it, they changed that honey-floating-commercial-stupid-thing that rock'n'roll had become into real rock'n'roll again.
And then their songs are just, still, a real gas for me. I say thank you to Joey because he's also the reason why i'm doin what i'm doing, i'm a dj and forget about the common idea you have about djs, i play THE RAMONES within a selection that Joey would really love because it starts frome the 50's, goes to Surf, 60's Girls Groups etc etc 'til punk rock, and THE RAMONES are obviously one of the most beloved by our crowd. We do this with an average attendance of (not kidding you) 4,000 with lots of punks partecipating. Next our show will be held the 1st of may in Rome and after us The Buzzcocks will be on stage to play. I will sure dedicate the party to JOEY and i hope The Buzzcocks will do the same. LIFE IS A GAS, ok but now i'm sad, ciao.

P.S. For Ryan Guffey, 16: You did the right thing !! (OBS! means Ryan's message before)
(luciano levrone, 39, italy)


428) I know what you did and why because i do it to.I THANK YOU and the RAMONES for allowing me to enjoy the exprerience of seeing you guys live, and giving me the insperation to get up on stage and play. You might not have sold as many records as you wanted but you definitely have many people who consider you a great influence. For that i thank you for bieng a part of who i am. Always a fan. (Sean Cartwright, 30, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

429) "I DON'T WANT TO LIVE THIS LIFE AGAIN!" :-*( (Mihailo, 16, Serbia)

430) JOEY, I REMEMBER YOR, ADIOS AMIGO...(BONI, 35, UTRERA-SEVILLE-SPAIN)

431) I dont know what i can say it came as such a shock. I feel so bad that he didn't get a 50th birthday it makes me cry at night. Ive never had feelings like this. i think i speak for every one when i say he will be greatly missed. (Danny Dougherty, 15, USA)

432) In Memory of Joey Ramone, Hail Joey, we will miss youy as the biggest punk rock star. You'll be missed but your music wil remain (gabba gabba hey)and will be remembered. I posted the news of your passing away on the website of New Model Army, a band from which many fans do like your work, i'm one of them. I'll remember you as soon as my record player wil play the Ramone tunes. Cheers and GreetZ (Pieter, 22, netherlands)

433) MONDAY, 16 , AROUND 7:30 WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF MY LIFE WHEN I HEARD THAT JOEY RAMONE, THE KING, THE GOD OF PUNK ROCK HAD LEFT US IN THIS EARTH WITH JUST HIS WONDERFUL MUSIC. AT FIRST I WAS HOPEING THAT IT WAS JUST ONE IF THOSE STUPID RUMOURS THAT THE MEDIA STARTS. BUT THEN IT WAS ON ALL THESE WEBSITES. I WANTED TO BURST IN TEARS BUT THEN I KNEW THAT HE'D BE IN A BETTER PLACE. HE'S WITH GOD NOW. A PLACE WHERE WE ALL WANT TO BE. BUT HEY, IT'LL BE THE BEST FREAKIN' HEAVEN WHEN WE GET THERE. WE GOT JOEY RAMONE TO HIT US WITH SOME GOOD TUNES. WE'LL BE PUNK ROCKIN' WHEN IT'S OUR TIME TO GO. HEY JOEY, YOU'LL BE MISSED BY ALL OF US PUNX. THAY SAY THE HIGHER YOUR SPIKES THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO HEAVEN. I'M ALMOST THERE JOEY!!! (NAYROBE, 15, U.S.A.)

434) Now I guess punk doesn't just smell that way, it really is dead. Sigh. Ah, the memories. The Kingfish, the ShitDogs and the Ramones live. The Saranian ran off with them and Patty became a Ramona before becoming an accordian. Glued phones and backstage dues. Thanks Joey (El Demonio Numero Uno, 40, SF, CA, USA)

435) You will be missed by everyone. You made me, my mom and many people very happy with your voice and your music. I never thought someone like Joey would pass, but I guess noe one is eternal. Thank you very much joey. You will be missed. Bye (Abel Sanchez, 29, and his mom Emma, USA)

436) THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES BROTHER, YOU HELPED SAVE THE WORLD FROM THAT WRETCHED DISCO SHIT AND GAVE A KICK IN THE ASS TO ROCK AND ROLL THAT IT NEEDS EVEY NOW AND THEN. THOSE SNOTTY, YUPPIE MUSIC CRITICS DIDN'T GIVE YOU YOUR DUE BUT THOSE OF US WHO KNOW REALLY KNOW. I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN WHEN I GET TO THE OTHER SIDE. TAKE CARE,I'LL CATCH UP WITH YOU LATER. (Wayne O'Hara Saunders, 43, USA)

437) All i can say is LONG LIVE JOEY RAMONE!!! (Jamie Payne, 15, United States)

438) the first time (i was 10 years old) i saw the ramones, was in stuttgart/germany at a live-show. i went there with my older brother and my dad. since that day, the ramones have become an important part in my life and they still give me this unique feeling when i'm listening to their music.i wanna thank the ramones and especially joey,that i could make them a part of myself. (Tilli, 21, Heidenheim/Germany)

439) I was introduced to the Ramones through HBO. I saw "Rock n Roll High School" and I instantly knew they were one of the best bands in history. I was 15. Now I'm 34, and music will never be the same. We will miss you always, Joey. Have fun rocking out with Sid, Jimi, Jim, Janis, Elvis, John, and the rest. Godspeed. (Michael Page, 34, Phoenix, AZ, USA)

440) The first time I heard the Ramones I was in junior high...The album was Leave Home...It blew me away...I would listen to it over and over again...My guitar teacher became frustrated with me because Ramone songs were all I wanted to learn...I was obsessed with the band..I saw them in 84 and then every other time they would play in Seattle...In my opinion Joey Ramone is the greatest singer in music history...I will miss him; but, his voice will live forever in my heart...Thank you Joey for all the beautiful memories and the music that will live forever... (Chad Cook, 31, USA)

441) Joey man, you were one of the best performers out there. You music, concerts, humour and attitude brought a lot of people together and changed a lot of lives. You will be missed. It really sucks that I'll never see you standing on stage again, with your fist high in the air. God bless you man. Cheers to everyone else who wrote in about Joey. We will never forget him. (Joel Baxter, 27, Canada)

442) its a sad day for all ramones fans, he was the greatest, I've saw the ramones at least 25 times and they just kept getting better every time. Joey and the boys are my favorite band of all time and that will never change. JOEY, see you in heaven. GABBA GABBA HEY (RICH O'KEEFFE, 42, USA)

443) I fell in love with The Ramones after seeing Rock and Roll High School back in 1980. My friends and I used to see it at the midnight movie every Friday and Saturday. It was just like the Rocky Horror Picture show. Everyone knew all the words to the movie and would talk back at the characters especially the evil Ms Evelyn Togar and Fritz Hansel and Fritz Gretel. The Ramones have been the biggest musical influence in my life and thank God I was lucky enough to see them live. Thanks for everything Joey. I never would have made it without you and your brothers. I definitely need a Little Bit of Soul right now. (Jeffrey Martin, 37, USA)

444) Joey Ramone was the best thing that ever happened to music. May God bless his rock-n-roll soul. (PAT, 34, USA)

445) Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, time to die... Your time has come so prematurely, Joey. All my life till April 15th, 2001, I had been fortunate enough not to be bereaved by anyone dear to my heart, & now I feel the profound shock of the loss of a close friend. I did not know you personally but I got to know & love you through your music. In the phoney world of showbiz nobody's stance has ever sounded that honest & sincere. It was clear to me that the beliefs, the feelings, the emotions you expressed in your songs were genuinely yours.
You didn't appear a paramount megastar, distant & unapproachable, billions of light years away from us, common people; instead, you seemed so real, almost tangible, a close buddy from just around the corner, a bosom pal, someone who was out there for all of us to cheer us up when life treated us viciously one more time.
You & your music have been with me for over half of my life now, since the mid-'80s, & you got me through many a hard time - high school years, then college years, & beyond. I wouldn't be who I am now without you, & punk in general. You showed me the way to go through life, to live my life my own way, to dare to be different - breaking the mould & not worring about what other people think. You understood all the outsiders better than anyone else, you were one of us, we all were members of the same happy family. You helped so many of us, the outcasts who do not fit with the rest, not to feel lonely in this adverse world, giving us strength & will to carry on, & pure joy - nobody had a better sense of fun than you.
And now you're no longer with us here. I still can't get over it. My heart stood still & skipped a beat when I learned the news... I put on 'The Ramones' CD & burst into tears on hearing you chanting 'Blitzkrieg Bop'. I've been playing all your records over & over again since then, lighting candles & praying for you.
I knew you were ill but hoped & strongly believed that you'd make it. I kept telling myself - it's gonna be OK, it's gonna be alright... it's not gonna happen... After all, you were that tu tu tu tu tough tough guy... too tough to die... & not afraid of life... I wanted you to stay but I guess it just couldn't be that way... Is this real or just a dream? Things will never ever be the same again... Now all I've got is sorrow & pain... I'm tired of the pain... I'm tired of cryin'... I wanna be sedated... But in my heart I'll always love you, but in my heart I'll always be true... Just as you were. All your unforgettable songs ring in my head & they're bound to stay there forever. My hole in the upper part of the stomach, the place where soul resides according to a great friend of mine, feels frozen & numb. Another sleepless night, I feel hollow inside but I've got no more tears to shed. I'm trying to come to my senses again, to gather my thoughts, to grasp the depth of what's happened. Yes, life's a gas - ethereal, light & delicate, volatile. So easily evaporating, as you've just shown us. Here today, gone tomorrow... I'm not glad to see you go, Joey, quite the opposite, but if that had been God's will - feel safe flying on a ray on the highest trails above... above the highest stars to the silent dark... away from that mental (& carnal) hell... till you get to where all good cretins go (4-5-6-7...), where there's no pain & no people with poison hearts. You won't be there alone, joined by Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Sid Vicious & so many others untimely dead rock'n'roll heroes. Sing there with the angels, you'll put them all to shame with your godlike voice.
My heart goes out to your nearest & dearest, family, friends & all the ones - the lot! - who loved you. And always will. There's no one like you & there never will, you were unique & irreplaceable. Thank you for all the good times, thank you for everything. I'll keep on rocking to your tunes & singing along them till the end of time. Gabba gabba, Joey, see you later, on the other - better -side. Love you always. (Monika, 30, Poland)


446) Goodbye dear Joey,I'm still whishing see you again.I know that it'll be in somewhere and someday,who knows where but it'll be true. I remember when you said in your last show here, in Argentina, "Don't cry for my Argentina, la fiesta empezo" but it's impossible don't cry dear friend. Maybe one day all yours fans will be together with you in a place where there aren't pain, and we'll all said HEY HO LET'S GO, LA FIESTA EMPEZO!!!!!!. sEE YOU SOON MY DEAR FRIEND! (PAULA(20), FIORELLA(20), MARIANA (24), ARGENTINA)

447) Hey Joey, i see you later, i miss you, but i can wait to ear again the HEY HO LETS GO from your voice, in heaven, in hell, in limbo...i dont care, but i will see again, and all the happy family call the ramones... i see you twice, here, in my place, and i can never forget this days, so fucking great... well, go to smash the god´s ears, and tell him... i dont wanna grow up... love you Joey, thanks for the inspiration to be a fucking teenager, and a fucking drummer, who learn to play with the greatest... THE RAMONES, bay, no... bay i so far away, i feel better once.. see you later (Jose Cariaga, 24, Chile)

448) hey SORRY TO HEAR THE NEWS !!!!!!!! WE ALL HAVE IDOLS BUT JOEY WAS SOMEONE SPECIAL, SOMEONE WHO HAD A PASSION TO MAKE IT BIG AND MAKE ALOT OF RECORDS . I KNOW EVERYONE WHO HAS LISTENED TO THE RAMONES WILL KNOW JOEY IS IN OUR HEARTS 4 EVER. THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT MAN, A MAN WHO DID WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO. ROCK 'N' ROLL! (aaron blomander, 18, medicine hat, alberta, canada)

449) R.I.P. Joey Ramone I got into the Ramones when I was 10 years old. They helped make me what I am today. Joey changed my life in ways I cant explain. I remember my first Ramones show in 1989. I remember all the different people there. There were fathers with sons, suit and tie guys, and of course all the crazy punks. I think thats a tribute to the band and Joey. The fact that Joey reached so many different people was amazing to me. I will miss Joey Ramone greatly but will always remember his music. 'Danny says we gotta go gotta go to Idaho' Joey Ramone was the Godfather of Punk Rock! (Jason Ramone, 29, CA, USA)

450) Thank you for giving us a way of living and for sharing with us part of yourself in each song.
1, 2 ,3 4! Viva Ramones!
1, 2, 3, 4! Viva Joey!
(Emilio Hernández, 17, México)


451) adiós amigo... (ronaldo, 26, brazil)

452) I got into Punk Rock via a Bomp Magazine with Joey on the cover, circa '79. I remember seeing Rock'n'Roll High School 3 times the week it came out. I'm just so sad about this. With Thunders,Sid, Stiv and so many others the end was expected. But with Joey it just doesn't seem right. he was such a good guy.I'm so happy to have seen them 3 times (Old Chicago '79, Twin lakes WI '82 and metro Chicago '86).The only other rock deaths that have hit me this hard were Elvis and Lennon. It just seems wrong... Bonzo drove him crazy, it's just like being in the Navy, and you never did live to get old....Love You and Miss You Joey. (Matt Parker 38, Chicago, IL, USA)

453) Always on my mind! (Tiina K., 36, Finland)

454) Joey Ramone was and always will be one of the greatest rock and roll artist ever. With the help of his commando styled band they created one of the best styles of music. His music inspired many bands out there. I wish I could have spoken to Joey Ramone because I really like his music and his love songs that reminded me of the girls I had a crush on like there version of "needles and pins", "the kkk took my baby away". The Ramones were greater than "the sEx PiSTOls" because they weren't affraid to show there love. The sEx PiSTOls were all so fake. The Ramones lasted longer and will live forever. A long lost fan.. (Samiam,18 , U.S.A. home of the freaks)

455) THE FUCKING CCC TOOK OUR JOEY AWAY.... SO SAD TO KNOW.BUT IT'S TRUE: ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG (THIS MAIDEN-SONG IS FOR U, JOEY) HEY-HO LET'S GO... TAKE CARE,C U UP THERE... (KATERINA, 24, GREECE)

456) What can you say when your hero dies? He'll never be forgotten and he'll always live on in the true spirit of punk. Long Live The Ramones. (Lashes, 20, Canada)

457) My hero has past away, but just for a moment;
I will seek and I will find the true life and true spirit of what was givin' to me and to the rest of the world. Life Goes On (Søren Vejby Lindquist, 34, Denmark)


458) "I wanna live my life..." and Joey did it. (Manne, 37, Finland)

459) You made great music and music great. You will be missed by everyone who loves R'n'R. See ya , Gabba Gabba Hey, (Tim Brennan, 32, Australia)

460) I just can say: THANKS FOR ALL. We never forget you. NEVER. Now, born the legend. Thanks again. (Marcelo Gallo, 23, Argentina)

461) and so the final gabba gabba hey sounded! Our hero and father figure has died! The angels told him HEy Ho lets go! and he went with them to heaven saying, I´m outta here! I really feel this loss as a heavy thing in my heart in fact I cried last night when I heard the news! Joey may you rest in peace and my condolences to all his family and friends and may PUnk live forever not in sounds or in persons but in spirits and souls!!! LONG LIVE JOEY; LONG LIVE THE RAMONES!!!! (Rogelio Gómez, 18, Mexico City, Mexico)

462) What I really am thinking about is the way Joey's life touched mine. I would not have spent the last 10 years flogging a dead horse in my own band. I would not have met many cool as fuck people from all over the world. Hell I'd have missed out on a hell of a lot of fun if I never would have heard the RAMONES when I was 8 years old. Thanks and I hope you feel some relief where ever you are. (Nib Arcola, 27, Canada)

463) THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR LIVEWORK. YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. CONDOLONCE TO THE FAMILY. PUNK WILL NEVER DIE!!! (Reto Merkli, 25, Switzerland)

464) You gave me the best fucking gig I've ever seen. Midnight at the Venue, London, 1981, on the We Want the Airwaves Tour. You inspired my lifestyle, attitude and joy of the ridiculous. People that never saw the Ramones won't understand. That's their loss.... (Rob, 38, UK)

465) rock paradise Joey, rock for ever. Happy trip and thanks for the great music you gave to us. (petros, 27, greece-salonika)

466) shit happens. these are strange days. i remember 1977 very clear when the Ramones hit my brain. one of the best experiences in my life. thanks for all the fun, and joey, keep going (jaap de waard, 41, the netherlands)

467) The person I am and the life I've had--I owe them all to you and the Ramones, Joey. You are part of the fabric of my life. The lives (and cd collections) of millions of people would have sucked if it weren't for you. The world would be a much worse place. Punk rock hit during my college years, right when I was deciding what to do with my life. I've followed in your footsteps as best I could, as a musician and a person.
I even owe my marriage to you. The first time I met my husband was at a Ramones concert. The second time I met my husband, we had both joined a punk band that did tons of Ramones songs.
We, like so many others, will carry on in your name forever. I'm so happy to see so many messages here from young people--it proves that your legacy will never be forgotten. (Lorrain, 43, San Francisco, USA)


468) Hi Jari, Thanks Jari, for having this wonderful site dedicating to the Ramones, the greatest band of all time. Just like to add a few words on this sad event. It is so tragic and saddening that Joey have to leave us so soon. He is so influential, so is the band. Their songs, you just can keep on playing and you won"t feel bore. Like the song 7-11, where the girl he just met, got killed in an accident, the atmosphere is almost similar, "what is left is sorrow & pain". I turn 40 a couple of weeks ago and very into Punk music since my teens, where the Punk explosion is. I have some of their great CD's and they remain my all time greatest band. I have never see them Live but saw a couple of time on Video and the "Rock N Roll High School video". Joey, just like to say, you may not be a mega seller and a pop artist, but your music brings out a lot of love, care and warmth among the minority like us, the Ramones-maniac.
Gabba Gabba Hey Ho. RIP (daryl chung, 40, Malaysia)


469) To our beloved friend and inspiration Joey Ramone aka Jeffrey Hyman. Its now been a while since I heard the news. I put me in an instant shock. The first thing i did was set up all my Ramones records and held a 48 hours tribute to Joey playing Ramones non-stop. I never got the chance to meet Joey, but still it feels like I've lost one of my best friends ever. I'm fairly new at being a Ramones fan. I first got into them in 94. But since then I have loved them and the music above all. When my 48 hours tribute was over, the first thing i did was to work on a Joey Ramone tribute concert, and on the 11th of May my band, the Lobotomized Teenagers are holding a concert in the memory of Joey at a place called Klimpen in the town I live, Ålesund. Joey's death got me thinking on how fragile really life is. His death crushed my last dream of the Ramones reuniting and holding one last show. I just wanted to see them once in my life. But now he's gone. The king of punk is gone. My toughts goes to Joey's family and the rest of the Ramones, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy, CJ, Marky and Richie wich has suffered this enormous loss. I wish we could say to ourselves "I'm not afraid to live". And last "I remember you" Joey! Adios Amigo! RIP Joey Ramone (1951-2001) (Anders Skodje, 19, Norway)

470) My heart is sad but I can listen to him when ever I want. (basse, 36, Sweden)

471) You'll always be in our minds and our hearts R.I.P. Joey and we are not sad at all 'cause life's a gas. (Stiff, 22, CROATIA)

472) I can't really think of anything to say right now, I'm more in shock than I could have thought I would be. So, in the Finnish words of Joey Luumäki:
" noi pilvet on ku lampaat beibi, nyt kalisee mun hampaat beibi"
Joey, see you on the other side. I hope you're having fun up there. (Tommi Takku, 29, Finland)


473) I heard of Joey's death only yesterday and it was a shock. The first shock was when the band got separated but I always hoped i could see them again united in Greece. Now there is no turning back!!! I can't belive it. Here today gone tomorrow. I wish to you Joey always to be a "surfing happy bird" up in the sky. Adios (George Kalogerogiannis, 23, Athens, Greece)

474) Miss you. The voice me and my buddies grew up with. You're gone, but the music lives. (Mikko, 32, Finland)

475) rest in peace. You made me laugh so much. Thank you for your music. (Tim, 23, London/UK)

476) Thank you Joey for make my teenage years so happy,i will not be what now i´m with out your misic.Thank you very much,and see you wherever you are.!!FOREEVER RAMONES!!! (XABI SETIEN, 25, VASQUE COUNTRY)

477) I was reading local newspaper on Tuesday 17.4.2001 when my eyes lied to some header,which shocked me.Te title said:THE CREATOR OF THE PUNK HAS DIED.I'm only 21-years old,but Joey and Ramones has been one of my favourites since I was ten or something. Their music was so pure and simple,that you got to love it.I never had a chance to catch you guys live in concert, and 15.4.2001 stopped me for dreaming about your comeback. Still,I wanna wanna say to that ever if it started out as a twisted dream, you guys made the world go to it's knees and still, after all these years, millions of people are suffering for the serious ramonesmania, and there is no treatment to it. I hope there had been treatment to Joeys illness, but I'm sure that medical persons did their best to let a legeng live. But,even that He is now in the upstairs orchestra, the legend lives on. Long live whole family Ramone, long live rock'n roll and LONG LIVE THE LEGEND OF JOEY RAMONE,THE CREATOR OF THE PUNK AND WHOLE ROCK'N ROLL!!! (Mikko Ramone, 21, FINLAND)

478) I'm near to 35. I started to listen music with you man, my best energy filled the stage of all bars of my town because of your energy....so many things to remember... thank you amigo! We'll remember you. I wish you GOOD HEAVEN. ADIOS! (george n., 34, thessaloniki, GREECE)

479) For 10 years of my life, from 1986 to 1996, the thing I looked forward to the most was the next Ramones show. Most women my age at that time were dreaming of their wedding day--or planning it. I was dreaming of the next show. I saw them 45 times and it wasn't enough. The happiest times of my life were in the moshpit of their shows. I owe Joey a lot. He brought me joy and unknowingly pulled me through some very dark times. I will miss him always. (Linda Gundersen, 39, USA)

480) dont stop hey-hoing joey. adios amigo. (javi ramone, 28, spain)

481) Thank you (and the Ramones) for being there and making my life meaningful. Adios amigo! (Heidt, 34, The Netherlands)

482) Your spirit will live forever in our hearts.God bless you Joey!!! (Robert, 22, Dresden/Germany)

483) Joey, you and the band have changed music 4ever. (Wouter, 38, the Netherlands)

484) Sad to see you go. Ramones saves my life during the long and nasty eighties. Goodbye to the best rock and roll singer i ever heard in my life, Hail Joye, Hail Ramones, Rock and Roll never never die GABBA GABBA HEY (Manuel Arev, 32, Canary Islands, Spain)

485) I am really sad, I haven´t cried yet, but I want to see or organize a concert in memorian of the original PUNK ROCK singer... he is the one, he will exist while we were playing RAMONES on our rooms or in some reunions. DON´T GO, DON´T GO...JOEY DON´T GO!!!!!!!!!!!! (Javier Fernández, 22, Lima-PERU)

486) Thanks for all the memories. You brought joy to many people including us. We have been hard core fans since the beginning. We saw you twice and you blew us away. Your the greatest. (Bruce and Dave, 47, Texas, USA)

487) The passing of Joey Ramone is a clear indication that the world is comming to an end. China will now attck us with nuclear missiles already aimed at us. (Daniel, 41, USA)

488) Joey, Go kick some Ass up there! (Phil, 20, Québec, Canada)

489) Thank you Joey. I spent a good time with your voice (Dai Miyazaki, Japan)

490) A legende has died, a Shock to the music loving world but Joey will always be in our hearts. Fortunately I'm one of the young lads who have had the pleasure of seeing the Ramones play live. The Ramones are music gods to me.. To bad younger generations won't have the chance to be inspired by Joey face to face.. But there are still records so Joey won't be forgotten in a century.. Live long and heathy Joey in the hearts of many generations... (Karel Koster, 22, Haarlem, The Netherlands)

491) Having two older brothers I got into everything they were into....this included The Ramones and I have never regretted it. I have loved that band for a majority of my life and Joey passing away is like a knife through the heart when I first heard about it....one day he is there performing with Eddie Vedder at the final gig then just a few years later he's in a hospital bed on deaths door....His spirit will never be forgotten....Adios Amigo I love you Joey...Mr Burns even outlived you! (Dennis Gedling, 23, Australia)

492) THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD MUSIC AND MAGIC MOMENTS WE LIVED WITH YOU EVERY TIME YOU PLAYED IN MEXICO. WE ARE GONNA MISS YOU. VIVA LOS RAMONES CABRONES!!! (CUCO RAMONE, 29, MEXICO)

493) I have been a huge Ramones fan for years. I have 11 albums, have seen Rock and Roll High School, and own the book Ramones: An American Band. I was shocked by Joey's death and send my condolences out to his friends, family and Ramones fans everywhere. (Jason Kreitzer, 25, USA)

494) Only the Good die young. Rock On in Heaven Joey. (Jochen Köller, 30, Germany)

495) Joey was a friend to me. He always helped me with his songs. He was always there. He will always be there. He was rock and roll. Now I'm confused, I'm broken. I don't know what to say. I don't want believe his death. Adios, amigo. JOEY, YOU WILL LIVE IN MY THOUGHTS AND IN MY HEART !!! YOU WILL LIVE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND IN OUR HEARTS!!! We still believe in miracles thanks to you !!! IT'S NOT A GOODBYE. One more time (NOT the last time) : GABBA GABBA HEY FOREVER !!! (Enrique Sarasa, 23, Huesca/Spain)

496) you kicked my mother-fucking ass, and helped bring out the inner punk in me, I hope your passing will bring out the inner-punk in everybody. The funny-ass one...the one that kicks ass with a big fucking smiley-face on it. (seth maxwell malice, SF/Mendicino, USA)

497) Your music teached me what it means being alive. Thank you or my youth dreams, Joey. You will be in me forever. (Peric Ivan, 25, Yugoslavia)

498) I REMEMBER LYING AWAKE AT NIGHT AND THINKING JUST OF YOU WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT YOU TODAY , FELT SAD AND LONELY SOORY FOR MY ENGLISH I LOVE YOU JOEY I HAVE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY PAIN (leandro, 19, argentina)

499) I am so sad because Ramones is so important to me. I´d like to thank you for your life style and your strength all the time. You are a real tough guy!
And now I repeat the words that you sang: Keep the faith, baby. You broke the rules and won. It is difficult to write more now because I feel sad but I want that you know that you and your music help many young people who don´t know what to do with their lives. So, I only want to say now is goodbye dear Joey. See you later. (HELENROSE, 39, BRASIL)


500) I never met Joey, but i never really needed too also. The only thing that really mattered to me was the fact that he existed, that punkrock existed. Every time as i listened to the Ramones i felt happy and much stronger, i knew that someday we would take over the world and create a better one.
Now i don't believe that day will come. Joey is dead and so is the best singer of the greatest punkband that ever has played and ever will play. I never thought though that his dead would depress me like this. I think that i feel like that because now i really don't know what to do with myself. If punk is dead, what the fuck do i have to do with my life?
For the first time in my life i felt sad when i heard the Ramones and i know that at this moment i need them more then ever. I wish everybody everything good and maybe if we all hope very hard, there will be something as a heaven for punx (Alex, 17, The Netherlands)




SEVENTH LISTING: APRIL 26, 2001


501) It is if the devil is playing with it, namely Sunday 15th Dee Dee Ramona played in Utrecht the town where I live, and it was an very good show... It was almost If Joey was spiritual with us, looking from heaven....down below and said on more time... Joey is an great inspiration for us all, (Bandiz, 36, The Netherlands)

502) I'll miss Joey! I remember seeing them on there "Adios Amigos" Tour. I saw them in Seattle and Mel Torme was opening. What a show, Ill never forget it plus I took pictures (I have the Marquee too that has The Ramones w/ Mel Torme & Mudhoney) He will be sadly missed but his music will live forever. (Rob Bain, 27, Vancouver, Canada)

503) Thank you Joey for the best times in my life. I saw you and the Ramones 31 times over the years, and it feels like I really know you, although we never met. The last few days have been the saddest of my life, and the 15th April was a sad, sad day for music.
I remember walking around London in 1984 all day before the show, and all night afterwards, because we'd missed the train home - nowhere to stay, but we didn't care. We'd just seen the best band in the world for the first time, and it was, and still is the best gig I'd ever been to. Better than the first time you have sex or the first time you get drunk.
Now I know I'll never have that feeling again. No band will ever come close. Forget the pretenders of punk, the Ramones will never be bettered. We'll miss you Joey. Adios Amigo! (Pete, 35, Bishop Auckland, England)


504) I'm really sad... Knew about it from a s.m.s. by a friend of mine... RIP, Joey, we won't forget you (Marco, 23, Italy)

505) It´s a sad day. Joey is gone. Thank you for everything. My thoughts goes to your family. Rest in peace Joey (Inger G, 53, Sweden)

506) Heavens rocks tonight. The first time I heard Rock n' Roll High School, I involuntarily smiled from ear to ear. I was only 16 and had never heard music so pure. I owe my sanity to the Ramones. Thanks Joey, for bringing joy to a pissed off kid's life. Gabba Gabba Hey! (Rick Woodson, 34, USA)

507) JOEY, PUNX WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!!! (Davor Perkov, Croatia)

508) NO!!God...NO!! I can't believe it...,I can't say SAYONARA. But,You are now in ROCK'N ROLL HEAVEN. I missing you.....I love you Joey 4-ever!! Thank you for your everything!! He gives R&R for me.He is my PUNK ROCK ICON!!
Rest In Peace. See you in heaven, maybe 10 years after. SAYONARA JOEY!! (MEGU, 27, TOKYO, JAPAN)


509) Thanks for all your hard work getting this site rolling. It's definately timely and necessary regarding Joey. I was at CBGBs last night and there is a memorial outside the club's doors: flowers, pictures, leather jackets, candles, writings and dedications, sort of looks like Strawberry Fields on John Lennon's birthday or almost any other day. (michael, Forest Hills high school graduate-class of '78, USA)

510) IT WAS BAD ENOUGH WHEN THE BAND SAID ADIOS AMIGOS, BUT NOW YOU'RE GONE TOO! THE RAMONES, AND ESPECIALLY YOU JOEY HAVE BEEN AND INSPIRATION TO ME FOR NEARLY AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. I LOVED THE MUSIC FROM THE FIRST MOMENT I HEARD IT AND SO OFTEN WHEN I THINK BACK ON THE GOOD TIMES I'VE HAD THE RAMONES WERE THERE PUMPING OUT OF MY STEREO IN THE BACKGROUND. I STOOD IN AWE OF YOU FROM THE FRONT ROW AT FESTIVAL HALL WHEN YOU PLAYED IN MELBOURNE IN FEBRUARY 1990, AND OF ALL THE SIGHTS I'VE SEEN SINCE NONE HAS COMPARED TO THE THRILL OF SEEING YOU AND THE BAND IN PERSON. YOU ARE A LEGEND AND A PIONEER,YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY A WORLD FULL OF FANS WHOSE LIVES YOU HAVE TOUCHED. AND FOR THAT WE ARE ALL FOREVER GRATEFUL. R.I.P. (BRAD KOERNTJES, 28, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA)

511) I just want to say that even in PERU (south america) we listen to the most famous frase HEY HO LET`S GO. (George Maravi, 23, Peru -living in USA-)

512) Oh Shit. Its so desilusionating that RocknRoll Gods also die. Now, another Part of my Life seems to End and a fresh one will start. Thanks for your Music Joey, thanks a lot. I hope you had a happy and joyful life. 1234 Punkrock ! Smiling sad regards from (Jan, 26, Hannover, Germany)

513) I read all the great things on your site that the people around the world have said about Joey. I thought that it would be nice to go over to cbgb's and take a few pictures of the memorial outside for everyone who can not be in NYC. I'm going to write a piece to go with them for my next newsletter. Feel free to use them at your site too. It's my contribution. I'll miss him every time I walk down Bowery or count of 1234
(OBS: I use Ghost's pics on my site) (Ghost, 26, New York City, USA)


514) My mom told me that Joey Ramone died on Easter Sunday. I really liked the Ramones and feel very sad that Joey can't sing no more. My favorite song is I wanna be sedated. Uncle Glenn (Raunch lead singer) shared his love of the Ramones with us and we're so glad he did! (Norman, 8, Canada)

515) JOEY'S GONE:
From Bleecker and the Bowery to Lower Broadway, From 53rd and 3rd down to Rockaway
From the streets through the tunnels and the subway screech, From the dirty downtown all the way to the beach
Whether punk, rock, or power pop, Whether blitzkrieg bop or cretin hop, For just three minutes, let the music stop, 'Cause Joey's gone

From big empty apartments in a Queens high rise, To endless backstages in countless two-bit dives
From fleabag high school dorm rooms with paper-thin walls, To greasy grimy dumpy decrepit rehearsal halls
Whether rockers with the sound down to a science, Whether punks with fists raised in anarchic defiance
For just three minutes let all be silence, 'Cause Joey's gone

No lamentations, no elegies, No ballads, no dirges, no eulogies
No 12-minute paeans to the day the music died, That's the way he would have wanted it, unqualified
Just three chords with no grandiosity, Just 4/4 time at escape velocity
Just rock'n'roll in all its raw ferocity, Joey's gone

Hey hey hey, ho ho ho, Joey's gone - say it ain't so
Hey hey hey, ho ho ho, Joey's gone, but it was too soon to go.
(The Hesh, 35, USA)


516) R.I.P. i miss you!!! (dennis, 19, germany)

517) In Holland the bad news was on the paper's frontpage. -And it should. Luckely some very young people are rediscovering the Ramones; Joey'll always be to strong to die!
I want to thank him for the wonderful tunes he passed us through. (Ricus van de Coevering, 27, Holland)


518) I've known for the past three years that Joey was ill but I was certain he would be o.k. I mean after all he was a Ramone right? It really hit me that Joey wasn't long for this world when I read in the Star that he was fighting for his life in the hospital. I prayed for him. I loved him so very much. I love all the Ramones more than anything or anyone else in this world. When Dee Dee left the band, it was bad. When the band broke up, it was worse but this is the absolute worst. Goodbye Joey. Love Always (Christal, 33, Canada)

519) I WAS SAD ABOUT JOEY, AND I STUMBLED UPON YOUR WEB SITE. THANKS FOR THE ENERGY THAT YOU PUT INTO IT. IT MADE ME FEEL BETTER READING ALL THE MEMORIALS THAT PEOPLE HAVE LEFT FOR JOEY. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. THANK YOU! (JOHN STROMBERG, 47, WAUKEGAN, IL. US)

520) I think all of us were touched my Joey in someway maybe if we had the chance now instead of a handshake we would have met him with a hug, Joey was an inspiration to so many musicians, but also simply as a person he was amazingly poetic and strong yet sensitive and shy. If only we could turn back the clocks and see you one more time. "My brain is hanging upside down and I need something to slow me down" now that Joeys not around. Gabba Gabba Hey! (Mike, 17, USA)

521) Joey, thanks for everything... you made me so happy during all these years. i will stop crying now, but i won't forget you... never... ADIOS AMIGO (Aline, 17, Brazil)

522) joey ramone was def the path maker for what a lot of kids seem to follow today and most do not know what impact he had when i heard of joey's death i immeadiatly wrote r.i.p joey ramone 1951-2001 and that was sunday night this is now wednesday night and i still have it on and dont plan on taking it off for awhile i will wear it as long as i have to, to get th point of his impact on my life, you will def be missed and cant wait to meet you in the after life love ya joey (kyle cushman, 16, usa)

523) Hello, Joey.I'm still crying over your leaving. I'll never forget you and your great Rock'n Roll spirits. Thank you for giving me enjoy Rock'n Roll days.
And please keep on singing to my heart forever. Get to a calm sleep. (Kosuke Miyamoto from Saitama prefectur Japan as Sheena Rokkets Fun Club)


524) Dear Joey, you were simply The BEST. Thanks for the great music and the punk attitude : The Ramones really saved R'n'R in the mid-seventies. You live forever in my heart. (Pierre Beaulieu, 28, Canada)

525) My name is David, I am 15 yrs old in San Diego. I'm part of a band named Lucky Bastard. We love the Ramones so much that our first 3 songs were covers of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "Blitzkreig Bop," and "KKK Took My Baby Away." Like all the other punk bands that I know of, THE RAMONES, including Joey, really influenced us and their music and style will for the rest of our career. (David, 15, USA)

526) I was accidentally introduced to the Ramones as a 15 year old in 1977. Lucky enough to see them many times. I have many records and cd's but none played so much as theirs. Now my kids enjoy their music aswell. It's been a sad week. (Ian Bailey, 39, England)

527) Punk rock albums sound a lil' empty today and will for the rest of time. A legend only after death, to bad thats what it takes. So drink some whiskey in memory of one cool muther fucker*! Cheers!~{]*[}~ (Paul, 24 Windsor, Ont. Canada)

528) HAPPY FUCKING EASTER, EH? (just wanted to "break it up a bit" and give joey a laugh :) ) (Mikey Cabrone, 38, USA)

529) thanx for the great Rock & Roll you gave through so many years. Hope you're on a rocket to R'n'R heaven. (Arnold Vinkeles, 38, Berlin, Germany)

530) He was the greatest rock 'n' roll singer EVER! We all gonna miss you...Rock On in heaven, dude! (John, Stockholm, Sweden)

531) Thank you for all, Joey! (Sergio Ramone, 29, Belgrade, Yugoslavia)

532) The Ramones are in my life since 1978. Today is really a sad day. Joey Ramone will stay in my mind. Gabba Gabba Hey :( (Bouingos Christophe, 37, France)

533) I don´t know where to start. I just can´t tell you in words howe I feel. The first time I heard The Ramones I was 11 years old, and I loved them!!! I have seen all my favourite bands but Ramones, I wish that i had seen them. I feel empty inside, he was one of my idols. You don´t know what you have until it´s gone... (Emil Claesson, 16, Sweden)

534) hey bruddha you can rest now , thanks for the music the style and the attitude i only saw u once in england but it will b with me forever .....r.i.p joey gabba gabba hey (Dylan Simkin, 25, England)

535) Now I know how my mom felt when Elvis died. For many of us Joey was as much of a King as Elvis and we'll all miss him. I usually don't cry when celebrities die, but I couldn't help crying for Joey and all that he symbolizes to me. I remember the Ramones "Leave Home" was the first album I ever bought when I outgrew kiddie bands like the Partridge Family and it changed my life! I saw the band 3 times, once at a club so small I could actually touch the stage, and even got to meet Joey once. The world really lost a great performer and a great person! (Monica, 38, Dallas, TX, USA)

536) I don´t have words to say how I feel. I can´t believe it. WHY YOU?. I will always remember you... you´ll be in our hearts forever. (Jaime, 26, Spain)

537) This fucking sucks. It was way too soon for Joey. Ramones will rock forever. (Lauri, 16, Finland)

538) "The Happy ****" loved to play the ramones. I sang for them. Joey was my brother. (Mauro Filippini, 47, Italy)

539) Thanks for the wonderful tribute to Joey and the Ramones. I met them at a concert in Albany New York at age 19, and I've never looked back. Joey always seemed to proveide the gentleness and humor to the band, while Dee Dee, Marky, and Johnny provided the intensity. last night, I went to see a concert of old Phil Spector music sung by Mary Wilson, one of the original supremes. Joey, that concert was for you in heaven. Wish you could have been there in person. (Athos Bousvaros, 40, USA)

540) Hey Hey lets Go, Joey, your life was insperation to many, you lived to the fullist, And kept going Your Death is a tradegy, You will be missed and you are loved. I observed a moment of silence in your honor. It lasted for 2 minutes and 10 seconds See you on the flipside. and Joey, Thanks (Rick MacDonald, 23, Eastern Canada)

541) i can´t believe it, only today i listen the bad news, i can´t believe it, i don´t know that do in this moment. these sunday was the worst day of the punk rock history. adios amigo (Chalo, 21, Colombia)

542) Thank you, Joey, thank you. My New York angel. You helped us all through so much. But how you gonna help us through this?! Love, always and forever. You will NEVER be forgotten -- only cherished and remembered. (Mari, 40, USA)

543) Dear Joey, you will never be forgotten, your voice, your words, your music and above all the love for your fans. I will miss you. A piece of my youth has gone with you but fond memories of all the concerts jumping and moshing and screaming every word will never fade away. Gabba Gabba Hey, Forever. Adios Amigo. (Robert Feroce, 32, USA)

544) Many moons ago I found the Ramones, or rather they found me. Whatever one it was, the world was a better place with them in it. Many memories of many, many shows and whenever I got the awesome priviledge to meet up with you, will be a part of my life always. In his fans he lives on forever. Peace to you Joey. There are not enough words or ways to say thanks, so I will keep it short...GABBA GABBA HEY! (Mary Ellen Thibeault, 34, USA)

545) Your death has reminded me who I am. It's so easy to lose yourself in life, to forget what's important. Thank you Joey. It's okay to be an outsider... For many years you were my inspiration. Your struggle for love and happiness and honesty gave me hope. You'll always be a guiding light for those who understood. (Paul 'Harry Marone' Harris, 38, Australia)

546) Joey I first saw you on 24th may 1977 at club Barbarellas Birmingham England I was sixteen."Good evening were the Ramones your a loud mouth baby you betta shut it up" but nobody has ever or will ever shut you up. Your music has stood the test of time and has spawned thousands of would be Ramone bands over the years.I am so sad that you are no longer with us and find it hard think of a world without Joey Ramone.Since 24th may 1977 I have had the plesure to have seen and met you many times in England the last time being 1991 at the Virgin record store Birmingham and both you and Johnny remembered Barbarellas.
You all signed my cheque book and I shook your hands and just said thanks for everything.And I want to say it one more time Joey thanks for all those gigs-records-meetings-ripped jeans and leather jackets over the years and to this day I"M STILL JUST A GUY WHO LIKES TO DRESS PUNK. R.I.P. (Duncan Nixon, 39, ENGLAND)


547) I grew up a rockin-roller. But, when I saw the Ramones the first time in NY, I was taken back by there explosive, different style. I was fortunate enough to be with Joey and his family on his last day. All by pure luck. I work at NY Presbyterian Hosp. I spoke with him...with his family. I can only say, Joey was REAL, as is his family. He passed with dignity. I want the family to know Joey did things his way, and he died his way. Being with Joey at the end will be something I'll never forget. His music will live on forever. My deepest condolence to the family. (j doe, thirties, USA)

548) I'm still recovering, what a fucked up week. I've been a huge Ramones fan since I first heard them about 17 years ago. To me, they were the coolest band in the world, and I've never stopped loving them. Joey was the best, man! I know I'll see him again, cuz "All good cretins go to heaven!" Until then, I'm listening to all of my Ramones records, and watching all of their videos. Life goes on, but it won't be as fun with out the awesome talents of JOEY RAMONE! "Let's Keep Rock 'n' Roll Music Alive!" (Joey Bartoleit, 30, United States of America)

549) This is a great site! Thanks for such a wonderful tribute to Joey Ramone! I first saw them when I was ten years old. I'm 32 now and still listen to the Ramones on a regular basis. I was lucky and got to meet Joey and Marky along with Mike Ness from Social Distortion about 9 years ago. I love Joey and thank him for changing my life. May he rest in peace and never be forgotten! GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!! (Lisa L. Tyler, 32, USA)

550) YOU ARE TOO TOUGH TO DIE, YOU ARE STILL ALIVE! (METKA, 29, SLOVENIA)



EIGHT LISTING: APRIL 28, 2001


551) Ciao Joey! Forever in my heart and soul. Hey ho, legend! (Andrea Nebuloni, 27, Milano, ITALY)

552) Farewell Joey, legends don't die, thank you for bringing so much happiness into my life through your music. (Robert , 37, Dumfries, Scotland)

553) One of the first and the best. The end of an era, the world hangs it's head in shame over the loss of Punk's Godfather. We'll never forget you Joey. HEY HO, LET's GO! (Bernie, 38, Florida, US)

554) GOOD BYE JOEY, GOOD BYE, LONG LIVE TO THE RAMONES!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! THANKS VERY MUCH! THANKS JOEY! ITALY END MY FRIENDS I'LOVE YOU. (MIRCO, 35, Padova, Italy)

555) It is too sad. He would of been a great old guy. Jari-Pekka thank you for your beautiful and meaningful effort. We all know we are not sad alone. Love and Guts, (Jessica Ramone/PolyVinyl, USA)

556) JOEY is dead. he lost his battle with cancer april 15,2001. my condolences go out to all his family and friends. He will be missed but, never forgotten (burt, 25, u.s.a.)

557) Man it really sucks that our god of punk Joey Ramone died. Lets have moment of silence Thanks (devin, 16, pa, USA)

558) Sorry to hear about Joey... He along with The Ramones inspired millions but may never get the credit they deserve... And now certainly Joey won't be around to hear it, if they do. He'll be missed!
I stumbled on your website, after reading the AP story, and its obvious you are a big fan... What a great site you have here!
Peace. (Bill, USA)


559) ADIOS AMIGO!!!YOU'RE FREE NOW,YOU'RE THERE WERE THE ANGELS SING! GOD BLESS YOU!!! (Robert, 22, Austria)

560) I've never seem them live in concert, but with "IT'S ALIVE", "LOCO LIVE" it's like if i was there!!! Thanx!!Joey, i will never forget you! (Elisa, 19, Italy)

561) I feel very bad for joey's death. I cant imagine my life if I have never listened the ramones. I tnink that my life will be bored and without sense. I only want to give thanks to a man who for only play that great music can make a change in my all life. i promise that i meet him when i'll go to the heaven. (coqui ramone, 24, peru)

562) hey great site. we'll really miss joey ramone and he'll remain with us forever through his great music. Thanks (stef, 16, netherlands)

563) HEY JOEY. SEE YOU AGAIN ON THE ROCKAWAY BEACH. (DIRK, 28, HANNOVER, GERMANY)

564) I've been a fan of Joey since I was three years old. Now I am eight. I have a stuffed animal that looks like Joey. Every night this week I have slept with him. I sent him a letter once when I was four. It had lots of stickers on it. I can't believe that he passed away. And I'm really sad. My favorite song is "i wanna be sedated". Bye Joey. (Leila Rosenthal, 8, USA)

565) I think I'll remember Joey best from the episode of the Simpsons where after singing a rousing 'Happy Birthday' to Mr.Burns and concluding with "Up yours,Springfield!" one of the band members commented "I think they liked us." To me Joey proved you could be an intelligent and eloquent human being and still like to smash things with a baseball bat. The world is going to miss him in so many ways (Kim, 26, USA)

566) I just read the news in the paper. I thought it was something else and then it became too clear. I cant imagine this life without Joey and the Ramones. Fare thee well. (Santiago, 31, Minneapolis via Argentina)

567) Adios Amigos.Rest in peace. Love (Teena, 29, England)

568) I think I won´t forget this easter-my friend Joey, who moved from West-Berlin-West-Germany to the USA last year, gave me a "special" call that day. I wish he hadn´t call me to tell me such bad news. Well, he felt he has to, because Joey Ramone was the reason why he changed his actual first name to nick "Joey" in 1976... I was pissed. We both were (we are, we will) Ramones fans since the first LP was unleashed to the world. Since 1976 I´ve been listening to that great sound and it always kept and will keep me up - in bad and in good times. Joeys lyrics and voice were always special. And it will be. It´s a pitty that another piece of what guides me thru´ life has gone. But that´s the way it is. I saw the Ramones pretty often, but my treasure is my 1978 live TV-video. I think I´ll have to play it again ... (Andy, 36, West-Berlin, West-Germany)

569) just want everyone to know that The Ramones' music has reached as far away here as in Singapore ... feel kind of sad that someone that great is now gone ... No one has ever made Punk-Rock that fun & angry at the same time. May Your Soul Rock On, Joey !!! TAKE CARE !!! favourite song at the moment ... i just can't make it on time ... off end of the century !!! (yee chang kang, 29, singapore)

570)
TO JOEY ONLY. JOEY, OUR ANGEL
Joey, I can't support this pain anymore. I wanna live with you in heaven, my love! Love of my life! You're always in my heart, baby. You are the most beautiful man i've ever seen. I use to dream about when could I meet you and say how much I love you. Now, this dream is destroyed. I've been crying this whole week and I'm crying at this moment. I've been wearing only black and I had terrible nights.
Joey, you'll be in my heart forever. You'll always be my hero, my love, my man, my one, my child. It's so difficult to live without you. I've no more motivation to live, to go on. I had few reasons to live. You were and still is one of them. Now, can't see why to continue. You're not here, baby!´Hope you like everything I'm doing for your tribute here in my city (Curitiba/PR/Brazil). I believe in the love of God. Lord, take care of our little Joey. Thanks, God, 'cause Joey is free now. Without pain and sadness. Wanna go soon, to live with You and Joey forever. Please, my God. It's so hard to live here without Joey. Adios amigo Joey. You'll be in my heart forever. See you soon, Joey Ramone love of my life. Goodbye... (Fernanda (Sheena), 15, Curitiba/Paraná/Brasil)


571) fade in ... perth, australia a second rate los angeles where radio djs promise you some good life with sun surf and sand on their fm frequency - and joey you were never on their play list, but in our student rooms, in our homes, in our cars, you let me hear. holy jerusalem, holy new york, holy ramones (Christopher Reberger, 40, United Kingdom)

572) I lost my Dad in February now a brother in April, what a shit year. Thanks for the memories. (Malky Scott, 42, Scotland)

573) I just found out the terrible news that our hero passed away. I heard he was sick a little while ago didnt take much notice. Now I sit here with much sadness in my heart {with the ramones blaring on the stereo} and remember all the times I saw the most kick ass band in the world and what they meant to me. One thing with the Ramones you knew what you were in for but it was always a FUCKEN blast you could see em a thousand times and not get sick of em.rest in peace joey i,m gonna miss you man. (Marc Bargero, 32, Australia)

574) I went to CBGB's yesterday (4/20)to see the memorials, and just welled up. I last saw him at a Ronnie Spector show in early 2000, sitting at a table next to mine. He'd done a guest DJ type of promo with Ronnie on WXRK a few days before hand, and Ronnie said that he knew everything about rock and roll. At the show he sat quietly, soaking in the music, but allowed himself to be interrupted occasionaly by fans who wanted autographs and signatures. He didn't perform that night, but to me, his presence added dignity to the event. I felt cool just being there sharing the experience with him. Now he's gone. Damn. (Pat Jones, 35, Brooklyn, NY)

575) I have just heard the news! Joey Ramones music changed my life, I have just told my 7 year old son who also loved him, i dunno, i expected other people to go well before but then i didnt know he was sick. RIP Joey (Nigel, England)

576) What he meant to all of us ..I don't know ..already miss him..we can feel him in the garden of serenity (Michael, 25, Greece)

577) I've only got one thing to say about all of this...and that's "Gabba Gabba Hey" Joey...you were an inspiration to what rock and roll was all about... ("Chubby" Myke Rotch, 18, USA)

578) A part of me has died with Joey. It's impossible for me to write what I'm still feeling, I have no words. I admired him so much and I still do. Joey will never die in our hearts and in his music. I hope to see you one day on the other side. Long live Joey and the Ramones. (Susana Santos, 26, Portugal)

579) RIP Joey Ramone a another hero is gone. The Ramones are what got me into back rock back in 81/82 while still in grammar school. I'll never forget my first Ramones concert or waiting every year for a new record to come out. Man they changed the world more then any other band everd did or ever will!! Gaba Gaba HEY! RIP! (Patrick/ Pelado Rock, 32, California, USA)

580) hey thanks for the info on this horrible death. here in alaska i have only been able to get 1 paragraph and its just that he is dead. the associated press artical. i was worried that no one else would notice this at all, i was really frightened that , i didnt know if he had much for blood family, i was worried that no one was there for him. he influenced so many, it really bothered me. I am so happy and relieved that he had loving people around him. thank you for that info.so much (suzanne Ehrheart Poliquin, 23, usa)

581) dear joey,thanks for the music, see you in heaven my friend. (lars leidecker, 34, denmark)

582) I discovered The Ramones while watching Rock And Roll High School. It was already half-viewed by someone else and it started off a little before the concert scene. Thank god it did because otherwise I probably wouldn't have made it far enough to find The Ramones.
I was totally blown away by the concert footage. I didn't know their music until then but I knew OF them. Well, the energy and humour that spewed from that small 9 minute segment was just amazing; I wound up buying the movie AND my first Ramones material. I can't say that I am the biggest Ramones fan out there - Lord knows there are bigger ones than me. But I can say this: The Ramones ARE punk music.
I don't care what people say about The Sex Pistols or The New York Dolls, or whatever - The Ramones embody all that is punk in my mind: It is counter-culture without being destructive. It is socially aware without being angry or angst-laden. It is fun, it is young, it is humourous.
They've had enough impact for me to dedicate a whole 2-hour radio show to Joey Ramone following his untimely, and unfortunate, death. Hopefully the show will open some people's eyes to what they've missed out on. Hopefully they will start getting it, 'cause too many people didn't.
Long live The Ramones. (Al, 28, Canada)


583) Im really shocked.So sad to hear about my all time idol- Joey Ramone-is past away.I had become a true Ramones fan since around 1980 and it just fells like loosing my best friend. That hearts.Right now i fell very lucky for seeing the Ramones live 4 times,last time in sweden,1993. For me the 4 shows will stands for some of the most unforgetable moments in my life. Thank you for these special moments guys. Now i just cant stop to play all my Ramones albums again and again. It Was a sad day when i heard that Ramones stopped playing,but this-, words cant really decripe how sad i am. But to all the Ramones fans out there:life goes on anyway..... (Jesper, 31, Denmark)

584) The Ramones were the best, period. Your death creates a hole here on Earth, but a hole is filled in heaven. Your music, your stature, your presence will be missed. You are comparable to another great man who passed recently, Dale Earnhardt. You both had trademarks that no man will ever be able to duplicate with any authenticity. You were both originals. And you were both classic American men who did things your way to the very end. You taught me it was okay to be an outcast. I am an accountant, but because of Joey, I am an accountant who wears Hawaiin shirts and Chuck Taylors, instead of suits and loafers. Rest in peace Joey, you will be missed. (Stan Alderson, 32, USA)

585) What can I say? I'm still shocked, I've changed my way to think about music and start to play after a Ramones concert here in Italy. He was the best, he is still the best. His voice and the Ramones music go straight to the heart and you have to dance and shout it out, Rock'n'Roll pure and fast. HEY HO LET'S GO....FOREVER! (Egidio Giovannini, 24, Italy)

586) I Will always miss you......you will never die in my heart Gabba Gabba Hey.... (alexander olsson, 15, Sweden)

587) I just want to say thank you to Joey and the other memebers of the Ramones for what they did for me. You got me up every morning and changed the way i thought about things. It makes me smile that i got to see you twice. Precious moments i will never forget. Rest in Peace Joey, Not many people come along like you, a true legend. Gabba Gabba Hey!!! (Skid, 28, England)

588) "If your parents like the music you are listening to, there is something wrong" Joey Ramone in an interview on 2fm radio, Ireland '85 Never had the pleasure of seeing them live, I envy those of you that did. The King is gone but he's not forgotten. (John O' Leary, 32, Ireland)

589) It's been a week, now, and it's finally sinking in. There's not much to say, except "Thanks, Joey. You made me very happy innumerable times, and you never knew it. Thanks for being there when we all needed you. Thanks for ressurecting rock 'n roll and giving it back to the people." Gabba gabba, we accept you-- one of us. (Steve Rittler, 36, NYC, USA)

590) When i've heard the news i don't immediatly realize, then i told me it was an error, so it is the horrible reality, and i can't remember any news on radio that moved me so much.
JOEY, I always thinks to you since monday, i'm with my distressed, without anybody in my entourage understanding me, i feel empty and alone. I see you saturday on CNN and i turn the head to not cry before my wife. You were a part of me, near the heart, and i'll never forget all the importance you have i my life since i've first heard you in 1982. I read the messages here and it's very strange to see how some boys or girls or men or women describe exactly what i feel, it's a consolation to think there's a lot of people who love you and will always remember. I remember the adolescence years,how i was proud to wear ramones T chirt in a country of ignorance and commercial domination, the news albums that stand out as landmarks for my life, the shows in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse or Ris Orangis, the excitation when there was a ramones video programming on TV, and more recently the emotion when i heard your cover of "wonderful world"
Thank you JOEY for all the fun you give me, i expect one day i'll can hear your voice with the joy i always had before monday. (Christophe Pay, 36, Bourg en Bresse, France)


591) Hallo Jari first I have to thank you for your amazing page and about our hero Joey Ramone, I guess he doing entertaintments in heaven now, so for sure we will hear him again when we get there. thanks again for this page (Ulf Ramone, 27, Huskvarna, Sweden)

592) Joey thank you for all the great songs and for all the great moments. We will never forget you. See you up there. (Rok, 20, Slovenia)

593) I also feel shocked when I heard about Joey's dead, but I'll never forget him. I'm so sad, because I've never seen the Ramones live. But in all our hearts Joey lives forever! (Bernard, 20, Oberhausen/ Germany)

594) after rocking seriously for the first 13 years of my life, i was awakened. the ramones introduced to me true musical energy and spirit. They taught me the meaning of rebellion. they showed me what rock and roll was really about. many concerts i am so lucky to have attended (thanks to quality fake i.d.) many airband sessions in front of my bedroom mirror, many fantasies of hanging with the guys, many tunes covered by my previous and current bands. there are so many amazing bands out there, but only one of them is the RAMONES. thanks so much for everything joey. you really helped this confused kid alot. (joe de leo, 30, british columbia, canada)

595) Never forget the excitement the first time I saw the Ramones. Thanks and RIP (Ewan Mackenzie, 37, Scotland)

596) Hellah Jari! your site is so great, but i have no words now. joey is dead. The greatest singer of rock and roll history will never sing again. he was my real childhood-hero, his music was the most important, most influential thing in my teenage years. i'm 31 now, and i have to realize: I will never hear joey's incredible voice live. (Up, 31, Hungary)

597) Long live the king, He was my dad, my brother, my counselor, my right arm. "I give what I got to give, I give what I need to live, I give what I got to give, It's important if I want to live" Yes Joey you will always live, if not on earth in our hearts forever. We love you!!!! (Mat Ptacek, 17, Fresno, ca, usa)

598) JOEY is gone...but his SOUL and SPIRIT will always be with us... we will never forget u JOEY....U always be inside us.... JOEY WE LOVE YOU...GABBA - GABBA HEY!!!! (Zuar, 21, KB, Malaysia)

599) 1 ,2, 1,2,3,4
the ramones and Iggy started the whole punk thing.My heart goes out to his family.The guy was a genious just cos he never sold out and and faded away and played waht he wanted to play. Heavens a better place and a cool jam is in session (Aaron, 22, Northern Ireland)


600) I can`t believe it, i`m so Sad,Cause "the Ramones" never come to this part of the word and now its imposible,And I really would like to meet him. God bless you Joey, no pain now. love you. (sonia jimenez, 23 ,Venezuela)

601) GOD HAD GOOD LUCK, NOW HE IS WIHT JOEY RAMONE. I REMEMBER YOU. (JOSE LUIS, 34, SPAIN)

602) I was a fan for 22 years, saw him twice on stage - & hey, now i got goose bumps & I'm kinda sad like I lost a good friend. Hey man, cu in rock'n'roll heaven... (ullitheman, 39, Southern California)

603) Thank you joey for giving us 22 years of the best,most hardworking and honest rock and roll bands in history. you were one of the few that walked the walk and talked the talk,true to the end.I could go on and on, but we all know what joey would have thought about that!!!! (jamie cheshire, 27, leicester, england)

604) My hero is dead. Things will never be the same One last time only for joey Hey Ho Let´s Go (Jan Eliasson, 29, Sweden)

605) I Know that Joey is not in pain anymore but I really wish he were here. I just want to say "thank' Joey" for your songs that still keeps our mind young and makes us smile when everyhing is wrong.
I'm sure that until the last drop of our blood runs down for this world/life, until our last whisper and scream strike through the wind, we will live to keep your song, your ideas and your figure alive. We will not let you down! ADIOS AMIGO!!! We will see you on the other "side". (Paula Damasceno, 17, Brazil)


606) i have been a Ramones fan for 14 years (im 23) and i just wanted to say thank you for this kick ass site you put together .. its my favorite besides Arturos.. when i heard Joey died i felt like i lost a parent .. the man was like a father figure to me .. i know thats alot to put on a person but i feel like i knew him and got more from him than i ever got from my biological father .. again thank you so much for keeping the band that motivates and inspires me everyday alive .. and i totally agree with you about ebay .. i got so disgusted when i saw all the blastphomy going on :( very sad .. Gabbas, (Tori, 23, USA)

607) Simply, the man who saved rock'n'roll, rock on Joey. I was 16 when I saw the Ramones at their first New Zealand concert in 1980. That night will always vividly be with me. The Ramones were one of the first international punk bands to visit our shores and the tension mounted as their appearance became imminent. The place just fuckin' exploded when the Ramones came on stage and opened up with Blitzkrieg Bop. The crowd surged back and forth but I teamed up with the biggest guy at school and somehow managed to get to the front of the stage. The show was one great rush. Some memories include: Dee Dee crouching down and a few of us playing (badly) some strings on his bass - an over-exuberant security guard being dealt with by the crowd - being crushed into the stage and ending up bruised all over but happy - and Joey telling us that New Zealand "was the best". The Ramones seemed genuinely taken back by the great reception they got in a small country on the other side of the world from where they had started. But my abiding memory of the show was its sheer unrelenting and vital energy. It will live with me forever. (Peter Frawley, 37, New Zealand)

608) Don't go, don't go, Joey don't go Don't go, don't go, don't leave me this way.... A no no (Pablo, 23, Malaysia)

609) So difficult to find the right words, The Ramones had such a huge influence on so many people around the world. Joey, the king of punk, what a voice! Joey truly understood rock n roll and sang it better than anyone else. Bye bye Joey, your time on earth was not wasted, you literally changed the world.
Thanks to Jari for all his efforts to help fans express their feelings. (Benjamin Horrendous, 46, Uk)


610) Hey Joey...You spoke for the rebellious, wild and fun part of every kid growing up since 1976. When you died, part of each of us died with you. It's so sad and unfair. I hope you are in a better place. You will be GREATLY missed. (CFF-azzar, 41, NYC-USA)

611) In July -79 i parked my bicycle outside a shopping mall, and stepped inside for some strawberries. I decided to look for LP's too, and finding this strange cartoon-like cover of road to Ruin, I made the best buy a man can do. It changed my life with it's magic rock'n roll. Joey, you had the most tender and brilliant voice ever. You made rock what it is today. I'll miss you. (Harald Claussen, 34, Norway)

612) It's like this.
All the music that I love has a direct connection to the Ramones 76-77. Whether you approach "new" music before or after that point in musical history it is the shit you need pumping in the back of your head to determine if it sucks or if it rocks...
And also... My comprehensive studies in the cultural history of this weird planet has lead me to conclude that the most genious form of music is in fact the stuff that Joey, Johnny, Tommy & Dee Dee cranked out in those magic years of rock & roll...
Therefore I just wanna say thank you and rest in peace to the one and only Joey Ramone, probably the most remarkable singer this world has ever seen, and there I just said it... (Johan Kronberg, Sweden)


613) I couldn't believe what first was a rumour. One of my heroes, Joey Ramone had died! What? Do heroes die too…? I guess I had to believe after several emails and a couple of SMS messages on my phone… And I did believe when his death was reported in the local newspaper.
I don't usually grieve too much when a celebrity dies. This time I couldn't help getting teary eyed. Joey Ramone, my role model since my teen years! The man whose band showed me what rock music is about! The vocalist whose voice always makes me feel good… To me, the Ramones were the band to all important occasions. Falling in love made the song 'Oh oh, I love her so' play in my head. 'I wanna live' got me through some hard times. And when I got my first car of course I tested the stereo with the Ramones! I've christened two cars by putting on 'Blitzkried Bop' and drive off the lot! And every year when the temperature goes to "no jacket needed", that's when I hear 'Rockaway Beach' playing in the air… If I ever get married to the girl I love, it shouldn't be a problem with the wedding waltz… She likes the Ramones as well!
People say the later day Ramones weren't the same band that was the revolutionary punk platoon in the late 70´s. Some people think after recording those three or four milestones of rock'n'roll, the Ramones evolved far from being revolutionary… Maybe so, but who can deny there was a classic song on every Ramones album? 'She Talks to Rainbows', 'Howling at the Moon', 'Pet Sematary', 'The KKK Took my Baby Away', 'Somebody Put Something in My Drink', 'Bonzo Goes to Bitburg', you name it! Many of them co- or completely written by Joey. Even the cover version of 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' on the album Acid Eaters became a classic interpretation of an already classic song. They never made a bad record, but I must flirt a little with the purist punks. I have to admit that the first four albums will always have a special place in my heart. Even having the vinyls hasn't made me get rid of the old Permaton cassette that has the first album taped. I borrowed that record from the local library and have treasured the tape ever since. I still need to hear that record from that worn out cassette every now and then. Yeah, you guessed right: that tape was in my car stereo the day after the sad Easter news while driving to work.
There have been three bands in the world that have affected me seriously and in all aspects of life. Sometimes profoundly in the way of thinking, sometimes just giving a nice idea for an outfit. If a rock band can do all that, isn't it more than "just a rock band"? The Ramones were the first who did it all to me. Now one of those guys is gone. Thanks for the legacy, Joey! Thanks for everything. Sleep well.
And hey, Keith Moon will probably want to start a band with you! (Tero Lehto, Finland)


NINTH LISTING: APRIL 30, 2001


614) Joey will be missed, but never forgotten. When I'm "chewing out a rythm on my bubble gum" driving to Rockaway Beach, Joey will be in my thoughts, beating on my mind! (Bill, 35, USA)

615) As I bow my head in respect for what you have accomplished in your lifetime, there can only be ont thing said. Thank you Joey Ramone. You single-handedly made an entirely new genre and spawned a new geneation in it's entirety, for which all of us cannot thank you enough. You will be missed eternally... and your voice and sounds of incredible music will echo throughout the ages for all time.. Goodbye Joey. - Another fan who held you in the light of a hero. (Dan Roth, 18, Canada)

616) unfortunately Joey's death didn't really make the news here in Australia. I was devastated when I saw it on your site today. keep up the excellent work. (Kerry, 35, Australia)

617) Unbelievable Easter this year. We were all sitting around the Dinner table when my brother came out and said "Did you hear Joey Ramone died".. I was like SHIT! While I never did get a chance to see them live, it was all I listened to for years.. They definitely helped me, with their fun lyrics, raw music, etc.etc... Joey you will be missed GREATLY!! However, your influence will be felt forever and ever.... Punk will never die. (Carl Anderson, 28, California, USA)

618) JOEY, YOU ALWAYS WILL BE PART OF MY LIFE. (ANTONIA, 33, SPAIN)

619) THANK YOU JOEY FOR YOUR MUSIC.YOU WERE THE KING OF PUNK MUSIC. WE'LL REMEMBER YOU FOREVER. (Elisa Viti, 22 , Siena, Italy)

620) ITS BEEN JUST OVER A WEEK NOW AND IT STILL HASN'T SUNK IN THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD. JOEY RAMONE THE MAN THAT GAVE HIS SOUL TO PUNK AND MADE ME REALISE THAT MUSIC COULD BE FUN AGAIN, I'LL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE IMMORTAL LYRIC HEY HO LETS GO IT HIT ME LIKE A SLEDGEHAMMER AND STAYED WITH ME FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS WITH JOEY'S PASSING PART OF ME HAS DIED AS WELL, I NEVER MET HIM BUT FELT LIKE THAT HE WAS MY BEST MATE.SO HERES TO JOEY I HOPE YOU FIND YOUR ROCKAWAY BEACH IN HEAVEN YOU'LL BE SORELY MISSED. (PAUL BUDDERY, 33, ENGLAND)

621) You saved my life when I was young, sitting in my room. You let me know whatever was to happen everything would be allright, well allright. Even in death, you have kept giving. I have reuninted with friends I havent spoken to in 15 years, to mourn this sad time. God Bless You Joey. (Jon Weekley, 33, usa)

622) (OBS: Text mostly from Poison Heart -lyrics, one of the greatest Ramones-songs ever, J-P L-R)
No one ever thought THIS ONE WOULD SURVIVE!!!!!, Helpless child, gonna walk a drum beat behind. Lock you in a dream, never let you go. Never let you laugh or smile, not you.

I just want to walk right out of this world, 'cause everybody has a poison heart., I just want to walk right out of this world, 'cause everybody has a poison heart.

Making friends with a homeless torn up man, He just kind of smiles, it really, shakes me up. There's danger on, every corner but I'm okay. Walking down the street trying to FORGET YESTERDAY

I JUST WANNA WALK RIGHT OUT OF THIS WORLD ' CAUSE EVERYBODY HAS A POISON HEART

You know that life reallt takes it's and a poets, gut reaction is to search his very soul. So much damn confusion before my eyes, but nothing seems to phase me and this one still survives.

I just want to walk right out of this world, 'cause everybody has a poison heart.

JOEY ..THE RAMONES...GREATEST ROCK 'N ROLL EXPONENT EVER!!!, LONG LIVE TO THE KING!!!
And i just wanted to say..you've made a terrific work...really..your website rocks!!..i've never seen another one like this one.. (Javier, 20, PERU)


623) My b-day is on April 15, and it was the next day I heard from a friend of mine that Joey Ramone had passed away then...a few days later I bought 'The Ramones Greatest Hits, Live', my very first Ramones album. I popped the tape into my player, cranked up the volume, and pressed 'PLAY'. A moment had passed, and I heard the theme from 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly', amongst the crowd chanting "Hey, ho, let's go!" and thought, 'What the hell is this?' Suddenly, there was a short guitar riff and drumbeat, followed by 1-2-3-4 said so quickly it was barely intelligible.
And with that, a blast of music churned outta my stereo like a hurricane, and it didn't stop or pause until the end of the tape. This isn't music. These guys were not musicians. They surely were GODS playing music that a million glitzy boy-bands put together could'nt EVER hold a candle to...I felt, still feel, totally blessed to have the sweet gift of hearing.
Joey Ramone isn't dead...gods never die. (Johana Duran, 19, USA)


624) I MISS YOU... I will not say ADIOS AMIGO because you will be in my heart forever, my FRIEND. All your fans love you. Ramones and punk rock forever!!! HEY HO LET'SSSS GO!!! (Carolina Pessotto, 16, Curitiba - PR, Brasil)

625) God bye joey, Adios amigo!!!! this is for All Colombian punx. (Julian, 17, COLOMBIA)

626) It`s taken a couple of weeks for it so sink in. I did not want to think about it. Joey is gone. No chance of seeing him in a Ramones reunion tour. Gone....finished. They ( he ) were a huge influence on my life. I will never forget the first time I heard them. I was going to Broadcasting college in Toronto , Canada and as part of our training we had to do a daily radio show which was broadcast throughout the big office building which housed the school. We could choose the music for our show from the college`s pathetic record library. Almost all the music was M O R ( middle of the road....you know, really mellow ) and it would drive me nuts to play music that was too wimpy for my parents. One day , when I was searching for something ( anything ) to play , I came across a 45 with a Sire label . It was the Ramones....A side- I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend , B side- Don`t Wanna Walk Around With You/California Sun (live ). I have to be honest and say that the first time I heard it, I thought it was terrible. I had friends who were musicians and I respected the work they would put into learning and playing their instruments. I assumed that the Ramones couldn`t play . Well, after a couple of days , I went searching for the 45 , again , and played it on my show. There was something about it....primitive, hook laden and just long enough so it wouldn`t be boring in it`s simplicity. So, now I was hooked . It became a standard on my `radio show', in the school so much so that our instructor had to forbid me from playing it , anymore....it seems that they were getting complaints from the older folks who worked in the building....I guess they didn`t get it ). I went out and bought the first album and Leave Home . I never looked at music, in the same light, after this. The Ramones were BRILLIANT ! This was rock `n roll ! It changed my life. I loved this band . And Joey was the Ramones ! The COOLEST `geek' ( don`t get pissed....said with real affection ) I have ever seen. Amazing look....black leather jacket, ripped jeans, and Converse `Chuck`s'. To this day I feel most comfortable in this attire. Because of the Ramones I had the nerve to start a few different bands (two of them used to do Ramones medley`s ) over 20+ years. They put a lot of fun in my life. THANK YOU, JOEY for everything ! You will live on in my heart. I hope you are fronting one hell of a band, wherever you are ! GABBA GABBA HEY !!!!!!! (Glenn, 44, Canada)

627) I am very thanked for all what you've left I mean I dont know how to explain it last nigth I was watching the video from mexico city concert I was right in front of joey all the concert some how I know that joey knew about me because I was singing with all my strenth courage to let theme know that here Iam very sad BUT NOT AT ALL BECAUSE I GIVE WHAT I HAVE TO GIVE I GIVE WHAT I NEED TO LIVE ITS IMPORTANT IF I WANT TO LIVE LONG LIVE TO THE RAMONES SEE YA JOEY (gerardo bobadilla arredondo, 29, mexico city, mexico)

628) The Ramones gave me a life when I was 14... I'll always keep them in my heart! (Diego Mijelshon, 21, Argentina)

629) I`ve never seen the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, but I have seen the Ramones on stage in 1989 and that makes me glad for the rest of my life. I´m unable to describe my feelings at the last two weeks, but in remember of Rock'n`Roll history I will never forget Joey. He was one of the most honest person of Rock. Thank you Joey for spend us a great time with you! Don`t stop. Go wherever you are! Go! (Volker Mugrauer, 30, Germany)

630) I know the music of Joey and the Ramones since 1982 and I always loved to listen their punk-sound, which is a masterpiece of punk music. I was very surprised and shocked to hear that Joey passed away. But he returned to the Light, his soul is free and he's in a new dimension now. He'll always be in our memories. (Patrick, 39, Switzerland)

631) It's very heartwarming to see and hear so many fans supporting each other now that Joey passed away, it's good to now that you're not alone. It's a big blow for any Ramones-fan but we still have our music and tons of great memories , a big hug for every fan out there , a enormous miss you for Joey , strength for his family and a big thanks for Jari To end a little tale. I heard the news of Joey's death on the radio at work, as soon as i got home, i placed a few candles next to his picture of his last Belgian gig , my son off 10 asked why this was for, so i explained him, the next day when he got home he told that in class he told his friends and teatcher that one of the family had died. I think that sums up what we all are feeling. GABBA GABBA (Deleersnijder Djee, 36, belgium)

632) HEY HO LET'S GO JOEY! And now, i just want have something to do, and i think the better now is sniff some glue, to see you in my dreams. (Chico Ramone, 22, Brazil)

633) i"m one of the ramones fans from indonesia (malang city)! their songs are my inspiration to do anything good. even though joey is dead but in the ramones fan"s heart he's still alive by the way! i really like to subscribe ramone cd from usa. but our currency(Rp) now is very high against the US$ and it become very expensive. $1 is Rp 10.000 right now.
so i"ll be glad if any friends all over the world can give me a free cd of ramones. i will not forget this help and i really appreciate it very much and forever and for next please write to my e-mail.
thank u very much and keep on rock n" roll (herry, 23, indonesia)


634) I BOUGHT MY FIRST RAMONES ALBUM IN 78 AND I WAS A FAN. I SAW THE RAMONES FIVE OR SIX TIMES LIVE. ALWAYS A GREAT CONCERT LONG LIVE JOEY I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU (PIERRE LANGELIER, MTL, QUEBEC, CANADA)

635) Thank you for the music, Joey!! In our hearts you`ll live forever!! Farewell (Jochen, 35, LB/Germany)

636) joey, i've known u since i was 15, 13 years old, now i'm 23 years old. even i never saw you face to face, but i'm sure that i've known u very well. when i heard 'bout "that" news, i really shocked, and its true. i've been sitting with do nothing 'bout 10-15 minutes, i just saw her picture with that sad news at my comp monitor. 'till now i still can believe that you've been gone, but i know this is real..... and it's really really hurt me. but what can i do... i just hope that you rest in peace, so long pal, you still be my hero , good bye the king of punk, good bye joey, thanks for the inspiration......i love u and we love u!!!!! ummmmmm sorry J-P, my english is not very good !! (windi, 23, Indonesia)

637) OH OH OH...OH OH OH...I LOVE YOU, JOEY!!!! Thank you sooo much for making some years of my life worth living just for your great, powerful, and overall AWESOME voice!!! I could NOT believe it when I first heard you passed away. It's many days later, but i continue listening to your songs at least 20 times a day!!! Even tho i never knew you, thanks for being there with me just thru your music and thank you from all of us just for making that great music! Im glad i learned about you and the person dies, they get more famous and popular afterward. For example, that happened to Kurt Cobain (which i am also a big fan of). People just realize how great they were when theyre dead. And i really think that is horrible, people should love you as much when you're alive and they should take advantage of your concerts and stuff, because you never know when it's finally going to end. Joey's (well...the Ramones) song goes perfect with the feeling right now....Here Today, Gone Tomarrow. anyways, GABBA GABBA HEY JOEY!!!! SEE YOU IF I EVER GET THERE!!!! Your music remains with us til the end, it forever has been (for most of us) and remains with us til the end, it forever has been (for most of us) and always will be...
Keep heaven alive by singing that great voice of yours!!!!! (lindsey, 15, D.C., USA)


638) I wish to send this email in name of my loved girl fernanda and me. Joey you will never be forgotten... it doesn't matter time or distance, your music will always be heard and will always change peoples life. Thanks for the great memories you have left.
Hey Ho Let's Go! (Gabriel and Fernanda, 15 and 15, Brazil)


639) IS THIS REAL OR JUST A DREAM THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN (dave armes, 35, england)

640) Bye my friend joey. To Ramones: my condolences. From Official Brazilian Fan Club of The Ramones (Daniela, 26, Brazil)

641) joey rest in peace, i'll never forget you.. (Oscar Sundbaum, 14, Sweden)



TENTH LISTING: MAY 7, 2001


642) my god...how'd you do it? (kicky, 19, USA)

643) He was a son, a brother, a friend, and to all of us he was an icon. Parting is such sweet sorrow. (Chelle, 28, U.S.A.)

644) thank you for everything, your music, your lyrics, the wildest and pure rock 'n'roll!!! GOOD LUCK, AMIGO!!! (Ricardo "Chanzig" Andrade, 25, Chile)

645) As responsible of the Italian Ramones Fan Club, I spent many times with the band. Joey have always been a very silent guy, but all the times I talked to him it has been a real pleasure. He was really open-minded, a right rock'n'roll spirit.
I also got the luck to spend an entire week at Baby Monster studio when he mixed an album for the Italian band Senzabenza (I was their tour manager at that time). Amazing.
I have not so much words to say, I feel real down. I always tought the Ramones as 'immortal', they always got the same jeans and leather jackets, they always look as young and fresh as they were in early days. Thank you Joey. Your spirit will live forever. (Paolo, 38, Rome, Italy)


646) I was on vacation in South Africa when I heard the sad news and I just couldn't believe it (I still can't!). The Ramones mean so much to me and it's so hard to think that the great J is gone. Like one other guy wrote here, I also had to get fake I.D. to get to see the Ramones in 1994. There are so many mixed thoughts in my mind but I just can't get them out so I just say: thanks for everything and rest in peace angel in leatherjacket. You'll be missed and not forgotten. (Marko, 23, Finland)

647) miss ya joey (arnout vandersypen, 22, Belgium)

648) Goodbye Joey, punk-rock has lost his heart!!! Rock´n´roll will never die!!! Adios, amigo!!! We salute you (Oscar Ibars, 29, Barcelona, Spain)

649) You got me through so many bad times, so many bad boyfriends! Sometimes it was just you and me and Southern Comfort and later we moved on to Jack Daniels :D
The Ramones will never die To one courageous punk rocker, Joey you were the man. all my love and forever in my heart. (Linda, 42, Australia)


650) i heart joey. 1951-2001: rock and roll to the end. (Iciar, 16, usa)

651) People like Joey will always stay in my heart. The strength that he showed us in his concerts also gave me strength to pass difficult times in my life.... It's in the blood. Ramones FOREVER! (Cassiano Pereira, 25, Brazil)

652) thanx for the memories,for the die-hard loyalty that you held true to the fans,for changing the face of the music,for changing us in so many ways...you will be missed... (keith, 31, u.s.a.)

653) thank you joey for everything you did for us, cause you made a huge difference in this world, changing everyones minds when we got to know you and your music. (Adriano, 18, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

654) hey...i noticed joey was dead the same day this happened and i felt really bad for about a week....my dream and illusion that one day they would "join" again and come here to argentina dissappeared....but i know that form heaven joey will be always singing for us... the good new is that i noticed he was asleep when he died so he had not suffer... i wish the best for him and i'm sure he is looking and thinking in all ramones fans (sorry , my english is not good)
I can think only in a thing: Hey hO Let´s Go forever! (Juani, 16, Argentina)




ELEVENTH LISTING: MAY 17, 2001


655) ***Saluting an Angel*** Joey Ramone,
You touched my heart with your words.. your voice.You made me feel like I wasn't so alone in this world. My tears are running. Your going to live in my heart, and all hearts of your fans forever. Thank you and ROCK ON..ADIOS AMIGO.. JOEY RAMONE WE LOVE YOU!!! (Sheila, 22, USA)


656) I have only been a Ramones fan for 1 year, I am 13, and I have to say that I think that the Ramones were an incredible band and they deserve to have all respect possible. Many people look down on punk, but it was people Like the Nazi Punks (fuck off) that gave it a bad name. The Ramones are the best music I have ever heard, and I am glad that I heard their music. (Robert Louis, 13, US)

657) The text that follows is a copy of a letter I wrote to the Editor of TIME magazine. It says what I needed to.
Dear Editor -
A single red rose of thanks to Bono for his touching and appropriate eulogy for Joey Ramone.
With that said, I must voice my heartsick disappointment with the response of the media in general (and your publication in specific) to the loss of the front man, voice, and spirit of the band that revolutionized Rock and Roll. No disrespect intended to Mr. Dale Earnhardt, his family, friends, and fans; but the death of Joey Ramone has had a greater impact on myself, my family, and my world than has the death of Dale Earnhardt. America has lost two legends this year, and the impact of both of their lives and careers deserve equitable recognition which, thus far, has fallen far short with respect to Joey Ramone. Not only did the Ramones inspire and give birth to an entire genre of music - punk rock - they sang for the unsung rebel spirits: all of us cretins, pinheads, punks, freaks, geeks, and losers. Through their music and their example, we learned to take these derogatory labels and wear them as badges of honor. As if by some bizarre musical alchemy, the Ramones transferred some of their manic romantic pure buzzsaw power to countless fans. For me personally, Joey Ramone was a role model, icon, and cultural touchstone. In response to every person who asked me when I was going to "act my age" and grow out of this "rebel phase," I would point at Joey. For some of us, it's not (and never was) just a phase. We're punks to the core of our souls - and now we have a patron saint and guardian angel in a leather jacket.
America, do you remember rock n roll radio? Some of us will never forget. Thanks, Joey. Adios, Amigo. (Annie Lechak, 26, St. Augustine, FL, USA)


658) People like Joey who made this brilliant true rock en roll music cannot be dead. He will always be alive in our minds . His music is one of the good parts of our lives , and it always be like this.
Adios Amigo, thank you for all. (Kostas Spiroulias, 31, Greece)


659) Farewell Joey, you'll always be remembered. We're sad but I know you wouldnt want us to grieve. If we measure our lives by the amount of love and friendship we've shared instead of the number of days then yours was a long life. Lets celebrate it. (John, 40, England)

660) Even though I am only 20 years old Joey Ramone has had an affect on my life for years. Ever since I saw Rock and Roll highschool and heard their albums I knew that Joey was the kind of person I wanted to get to know. I took in countless amounts of information about him, watched everything on tv and most of my poetry was inspirered by him. To lose him at such a time in music is the worst thing I could possibly think of. I just wish I could have met him and told him as I am sure countless others have that he has changed my life with his music and is a true punk hero.
Well as all have quoted but I shall change, life won't be a gas without you Joey cause I want you around. (Corinne Van Dusen, 20, Canada)


661) Joey you were best of the bests. Thank you. I will allways love your music, it gives power of life (mika melender, 34, finland)

662) your music is now part of my life. I listen to it the good days, and also the bad days. And it helps to make things look better. I wish I could have joined your 50th birthday party in NYC. (Gilles, 39, USA)

663) April 15, 2001 we were all socked in the gut. Even a month later, it still hurts like hell. We lost Joey Ramone - to some a hero, to some a friend, to some family, and to all an inspiration.
I've loved the Ramones for years ever since I saw my first concert at 14. They've been a big part of my life keeping things fun when there was so much potential for things to suck. I actually got tossed out of boarding school for sneaking out to a Ramones concert (how many people can say that??). I had a blast and, with a principle worse than Ms. Togar, I had no regrets. Well, three schools and three states later I made it through high school. All along the Ramones came with me. There are some bands you grow out of, but not the Ramones. I've loved 'em through high school, I've loved 'em through college, and now I'm still blitzkrieg bopping my way through medical school. Through all the twists and turns in my life the Ramones have always accompanied me. I spent two months in the frigid Antarctic on a research expedition for the National Science Foundation. We couldn't bring any of our personal belongings along except the bare essentials. For me this meant about a half dozen or so Ramones albums. Who knows what I left behind as a result, but Joey and the boys kept me going. With Joey now gone, I feel this enormous loss. It really is like losing family. So Momma Ramone, we are all mourning with you. Joey touched thousands, not just 'cause of his cool music, but because of his kind soul. All that met him loved him. Forest Hills finally has a native son to be proud of. (Zevi Ramone, 26, NYC, USA)


664) Monday April 16th 2001.
I wanted to do something today to honor Joey Ramone. But I wasn't sure what. If there was anything going on at all I knew it would be in front of the birthplace of Punk, CBGB's. My friends Boone, Michele and I began our night heading over to the East Village it was about 7pm. I stopped in a bodega and bought 3 candles. One red, one white and one blue, the Ramone's colors. We passed by Joey's apartment on 9th Street and it was really quiet. I guess I imagined there would be a candlelight vigil ala John Lennon but there wasn't. We eventually passed by Continental where I expected to see at least a sign in the window. There was nothing there either. That pissed me off because Joey continued going to that hole to see bands play and on several occasions he even took the stage. But it looked like business as usual. On the next block a record store had put Ramones T-shirts in the window and was blasting "Road to Ruin" so we stopped in for a minute. The guy behind the counter was wearing a Ramones T-shirt and singing along with the record, which I thought was cool. We continued on toward CBGB's not knowing what to expect. I tried to look down the Bowery to see if there were others there who felt the same as us but I couldn't tell. Then from a block away I heard a boom box blasting "Beat on the Brat". A small group had gathered in front of the venue. On the wall to the left of the entrance was a sign that read "Joey" and to the right was another sign "Lives". A leather jacket was placed on the windowsill next to a painting of Joey wearing angel's wings and covered in glitter. On the ground people had written messages to Joey. One read, "Joey- see you in 3 days" and 3 pink candles surrounded it. There were flowers, pictures, drawings, a dirty pair of Keds, a signed t-shirt, albums, newspaper articles from that day, two 40's of Old E, a joint, a roach and a box of fried chicken. I lit my candles and just stared at the sidewalk memorial. I started thinking about the picture in "Making Tracks-The Rise of Blondie" where Joey stood with Dee Dee and Debbie Harry right on this spot 25 years ago and that the sign in the background read "Tonight-Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads".

About an hour after our arrival the amount of people doubled and an hour after that it tripled. For a minute it seemed like every punk on the L.E.S. stopped by to add their piece to the growing sidewalk memorial. There was one black guy in the crowd and his name was Merrill. He was the guy with the radio, which was playing the only Ramones tape over and over. He kept asking if I knew any other black Ramones fans and I said, "I didn't." Another guy looked like Alan Ginsberg and he kept yelling out, "JOEY, JOEY." Then there was a woman about 45 or 50 with a cane standing behind the police barricade looking totally normal but was punching her fist in the air screaming, "I'm a Teenage Lobotomy". It was time for side 2 of the only tape.

Young punks, old punks, hardcore punks, geeks, misfits, 'normal' people, riot grrls, celebrities, fags, dykes, posers, band people, channel 5 news, nameless faces I've seen around for years and of course 'Giuliani's Finest' were all there representin'. Hilly Kristal would poke his head out every once in a while to check out the growing crowd paying homage to his friend outside his club. This was turning into something. It was a windy night on the Bowery so I took on the job of re-lighting the now 50+ candles every time they blew out. At one point the whole crowd jumped around crashing into each other to "Rock and Roll High School" having the best time. When the song ended a message (the tape playing had been recorded the day before) came on announcing, "Joey Ramone, leader of the punks, died this afternoon at 2:40pm in a NYC hospital". The crowd was silent. It was time for side 1 again.

I met some interesting people that night and we exchanged stories of concerts, signings and sightings. I thought this was great because it was just likebefore a Ramones show where you would start talking to the people around you just bullshitting. Except this would be the last time. Around midnight a girl stepped up to the front doors of CB's and sketched a cartoon of Joey's face in chalk as Hilly looked on from the open door. When she finished the crowd applauded and it became time for another group sing-along. This one was lead by Boone. Everyone shouted the lines while a dude in Raybans and a long tan coat began crashing into everyone as a girl in a long black dress lifted it and swung it around. Merrill banged his head singing "Rock Rock Rockaway Beach" all the while protecting his radio from getting smashed. The Alan Ginsberg guy ran out into the middle of the Bowery yelling at passing cars, "Take us to Rockaway Beach!" NYPD gave him that short blast of their siren that means, "I'm watching you". The time now was 12:45am and Hilly came out to tell us that he got a noise complaint and the radio has to be turned off. It was time to go. I shook Hilly's hand and thanked him for giving The Ramones a place to play and he thanked me for coming.
I'm really going to miss Joey Ramone. He was an original and his band along with Blondie prompted me to pick up my first guitar. I still have his music but it's not the same because I'll never get to see him walking down the street. And I'll never get that rush again as I did when "The Good the Bad and the Ugly" would start off every show. As we walked up the Bowery I thought that night was really cool. Joey would have really liked what happened in front of CBGB's on April 16th 2001.
(Big Dope, 29, USA, bass player for the New York band The Dopes.)


665) what can i say, we've lost a legend, in joey ramone, he will be missed alot, i remember you ooh ooh ooh, rest in peace my friend adios amigo. (Peter McCartney, 34, scotland, uk)

666) you guys are great. I used to sing your songs at lunch during highschool, i would play you loud just before a soccer game to pump me up, i saw you in concert a couple of times in wash. d.c. and once and my friend was thrown out for dancing, when i first heard the song 7-11 it made me cry, those feelings of young romance will always be with me. Thanks for everything Joey and The Ramones (Culver Fortna, 35, USA)

667) The Ramones have influenced music forever, expecially the genre of punk. Everyday of my life revolves around Punk and the Ramones, I don't know where I'd be without it. I owe a debt to the Ramones that I can never repay. Thank you. (Topher Todd, 17, USA)

668) I went to N,Y for his B-day .It was great,of course he`s greeeaaat. Thank you gave me great songs,memories ,experience and friends. I love you forever. (Yuri, 31, Tokyo, Japan)

669) It was last thing I've expected to happen. There was in a air lot waiting and hope of the coming chances, which crumbled in a dark saturday. Even globe is overpopulated, there noone can't replace this huge empty place, which you left. It was big pain, which came after you passed away, but other fans are helped. Even though feels now that you passed away lot too early, but you had to revolutionize something, 'cause you're now so big legend for us. I'm not alone when I say big thanks for you Joey and for your life-work. In a world born daily people, who can be happy that you were here. Rest in peace and thanks for all! (Kimmo Aaltonen, 25, Finland)

670) I'm crying for this news, Joey is a punk, but the story is waiting him. w.j.c. (Giuseppe Lagati, 28, Italia)

671) That's all my friend thank you .... (Rio, 18, Indonesia)

672) I worked for many bands as a bouncer. I never had the chance to attend a Ramones gig, but Joey had a reputation in the industry as one of the good guys. The mere mention of the Ramones or Joey usually brings smiles and happy stories. I have worked for more than 900 bands, and not many artists have or had a reputation like that. If there is an afterworld, believe me what comes around goes around and Joey ought to be just fine. (Trevor Adams, 30, U.S.A.)

673) With great sadness I heard weeks ago that Joey passed away. The Ramones where one of the first bands I heard when I was 18 years old and got involved with Punk Rock. I always loved their great funny songs and loved their great looks. At the time (80's) a lot of Punks where laughing at me because I loved the Ramones and looked in their eyes like a hippy because I used to wear old Jeans and had long hair.
Anyway, I still love the Ramones 20+ years on and their great music which in my feeling is how Rock&Roll should sound,raw, funny and simply extremely COOL! Joey, youll be missed by me! (Vico Sonius, 41, The Netherlands)


674) The Ramones will always be the best band ever and Joey will always be rememberd,R.I.P. All of the Ramones guys seem like cool people and I meet Marky when they were signing autographs in Del Amo Mall here in California. (Efrain Miranda, 16, USA)

675) THANK YOU JOEY FOR YOUR MUSIC.YOU WERE THE KING OF PUNK MUSIC. I ALWAYS REMEMBER U..JOEY'S BYE...BYE...BABY!! (Chum Ramone, 17, Kelantan, Malaysia)

676) R.I.P Joey Ramone 1951-Forever (Matt, 16, USA)

677) Thank you for everything. The music, the attitude, and the look. You are loved. (George Bailey, 29, USA)

678) I´m 37 years old and grew up with the Ramones...when joey died...well it was like loosing a brother...it gave me a lot of comfort to read your page and find out that i wasn´t the only one who was sad...so thanx again and keep up a good job ! some of us still fuckin remember huh? (Jouko Aaltonen, 37, Iowa, USA)

679) I'm really sorry about Joey's (r.i.p) dead, but as you said in Mondo Bizarro's song: IT'S GONNA BE O.K! Keep on rocking. (Santiago Hincapie, 21, Colombia)

680) Fuck religion,fuck the government... The Ramones are greater than that. Thanks Joey! Your music & spirit gives me strength to not surrender to the bullshit of this world. (Bo Ramone, 28,USA)

681) A man that made a big impression! Since the age of seven I have been a fan of the only band that I know that could combine raw agression with romantic melodies from the fifthies! The best rock band ever! Im a musician myself and tough I play a lot of different styles, Ramones is with me all the time! I look forward to meet you on the other side! Bye Joey and dont forget! LIfe's a gas! (Paul Schöning, 29, Sweden)

682) I wont forget you. (Ted Far, 14, USA)

683) Joey was our pathiarch... LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG We hold Joey from Sardinia... "I'm just a boy who likes to dress punk..." (Carlo Muntoni, 20, Marrubiu, Sardinia, Italy)

684) The ramones will forever live! ! ! ! REST IN PEACE JOEY. Let the angel sing (Marko K, 21, Germany)

685) Goodbye Joey Ramone and HEY HO! RAMONES ROCK! (Magus, 17, Canada)

686) No matter when good music was recorded. It can always be appreciated. I wish I met Joey before he passed. Hey Ho lets Go (Brant Geeves, 16, Australia)

687) This with Joey is shit. I love the Blitzkrieg Bop and. you are the best band. (Achmed, 23, Russia)

688) Thank's for everything,we always remember you JOEY!!! (Turo, 23, Rauma, Finland)

689) WELL, JOEY, I WOULD LOVED TO MEET YOU. I LEARN FROM YOU SO MUCH. MORE THAN FROM YOUR WORDS. TIME FUCKS AT ALL AND LIFE.. NOT ALWAYS IS WHAT PEOPLE MAKE IT BE. YOU´LL STAY AROUND. THANKS FOR THE FUN, THOUGHTS,.. FOR ALL. THIS IS THE START OF ALL, A VOICE THAT NOBODY WILL NEVER SHUT UP (Valeria, 20, Argentina)

690) Fans, these last months.... I'm wordless. I've worked like I've been in heaven with Joey and I've survived, 'cause I'm part of the Ramones-family. We all are survived. I've cried so many times, but I know that Joey is just now smiling for me and he appreciate all that work, what I've done.

I can always remember how Joey changed the world. On silent moments I can always listen Ramones and example also Ne LuuPojat Surf -liveCD, on it comes 15 seconds silence to Joey.... and it's really silence, it was recorded at Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland (the most popular club in Finland, where Ramones played first time already 1977...). That silence to Joey makes you cry... After the moments of silence' for Joey, they turned the lights on and was time of Blitzkrieg Bop, Sheena Is A Punk Rocker and Rockaway Beach.... During last months I've got a chance to enjoy many great moments like all things on Joey's memorial party and that sadness there.... Special thanks to Randy/Shazz, David Kelly, Mickey Leigh (Joey's brother), John Holmstrom, Marky Ramone/Marion, Arturo Vega, George Tabb, Babi Ramone, Celine Ramone, Winny & Miranda Kas........

On this summer famous band called Klamydia asked me to sing 2 times Blitzkrieg Bop on their encore... other performance was in Nummirock, on mainstage, where Ramones played 1992 and 1994... These performances meant lot for me. Also on last Ne LuuPojat Surf -gig I was one of them, who sang Blitzkrieg Bop... At Contineltal I sang with Furious George Pinhead + part of the Blitzkrieg Bop together with John Holmstrom...

I don't know what I write now, when I just added last and final Joey Ramone -memory greetings for this page. And people, now comes surprise (what I mean beginning of that page on Some Notes #3), these all memory texts comes to Joey Ramone -memory book... Book is from us to Joey and I'm gonna do really big job with it. I got also help for it from many people, specially thanks already for Diane Hatcher + people I've mention already and members from many famous bands and friends of the Joey....... and for you Joey, 1-2-3-4


691) Gabba Gabba Hey. The punk Rock live forever!!! Long Live to Ramones!!! Joey Ramone live in the hearts of millions of teenager in all the world. Gabba gabba hey tonight!!! (Tete Parker, 22, Spain)

692) Joey ...you´ll be in pour hearts forever..... (William Ramone, 22, Brazil)

693) Ok. I'm really young but since I had heard the 1. time punk music I knew the Ramones. I have a big Ramones poster just right of my bed and actually it made me every day happy when I saw it but now it makes me sad all the time... In Germany were after Joey death some specials on tv and I watch one everytime. I can remember this monday when on radio station was reported that Joey Ramone was dead, I was by a friend and then they said these bad news. I think I just sat on the couch and doing nothing and I tried to think it was just some stupid joke. But after 1 or 2 days I knew its true and I was really sad for maybe 2 weeks. In the last 3 month I just listen to all my Ramones CDs I got and 1 week ago I played "Sheena is a punk rocker" with my band on a concert. It was really cool! I will remember him for the rest of my life even when I had never the chance to meet him. He ho! Let's go! (Tiffany, 14, Germany)

694) R.I.P Joey. We will always fuckin remember. (Craig Toplis, 30 , UK)

695) Joey Ramone is passed away, but memories are here forever and on our minds! (Timo Pullinen, 41, Finland)

696) We love you for ever. Joey will never die. (Facundo Zemborain, 17, Argentina)

697) I don´t know, what I can say to express my feelings about joey´s dead. So I just can say: I regret, that I wasn´t on your last concert. Bye. (Anika, 14, Germany)

698) Hey Ho Let's Go, Gabba Gabba Hey! Joey will always be here ,and he's been the most passioned vocalist and punk rocker that there has ever been in the whole wide world (and fuck the sex pistols anarchy) that's why we're called the Ramoncitos!!! Hey Ho Let's Go Hey Ho Let's Go Gabba Gabba Hey Joey will always be here , thanx for been such a bad ass punk rocker from the ramoncitos!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Alex Ramoncito, 20, Mexico)

699) Sad that Joey has left this world and wish I could have seen them more than once (June 1989, Hollywood Paladium) but it was still a blast when Dee Dee was still with them. The Greatest Band in the world is all I have left to say except Gabba Gabba Hey! (Miguel A. Cortina, 27, United States)

700) JOEY IS DEAD - PUNK IS DEAD! I AM BORN TOO LATE, HE DIED TOO SOON! JOEY FOREVER R.I.P. (Ivona Bogner, 22, Yugoslavia)

701) What can I say, Joey was a very special man. Now one else can make me feel what I feel when I'm listening to his voice and The Ramones. It feels strange to listning to Ramones songs now when he is gone. Thanks a lot for the music u gave me! U are the best!! Hey Ho thanks! (Karin, 19, Sweden)

702) RIP JEFFREY HYMAN (JOEY RAMONE) YOUR MUSIC ROCKS (Kyle Medina, 15, USA)

703) A Tribute To Joey. I am 13 I have been listening to the Ramones ever since I was in grade 3. I was coming out of english and my friend told me he had died. I didn't belive him I went on the internet at lunch and it had said he had died. I went home with tears in my eyes. I went to my room and blasted Ramones music, I was listening Ramones for a month. On icq my name was Pinhead, and on MSN it is now I wanna Be Sadated. I felt bad. Easter is going to be a sad time for me. It will be ny tribute to Joey Day. The day when I Have 2 min of silence for the greatest punk rock hero there ever was. (Nathanial Stabenow, 13, Canada)

704) My friend called that morning and told me the news... First I was like, Shiiiet man! Stop kiddin'...this aint a good joke.. He said it's true, no bullshit... I was shocked, stunned and sad, cuz to me this was the day punk died... But Ramones will live forever through the music and fans allover the world! ...And the night, when the moon is bright, Someone cries, something aint right. (Ari Päivärinta, 22, Finland)

705) In the morning I was very sleepy, my mom tried hard to wake me up. She said that radio is playing a Ramones song.. I listened carefully and said: Nah, It's Pet Sematary. I've already heard it. But I got up anyway. Rest of the morning was normal. I went to school. On the frontdoor I met my deskmate Littlepunk and he asked why am I not moarning? I asked why should I moarn, and then he told me that Joey Ramone is dead, I told him to go to hell and went inside. When I entered the classroom a girl called Erica told me the same. Also she told me that she heard it from radio and after the announcment they played a song Pet Sematary... So I went to computerclass sat down behind a computer, opened Internet Explorer, typed Ramones, opened Official page and..... I spent rest of my day in internet searching for info about Joey.

It was something unbeliveable! I knew about Joey's cancer, but...I could not imagine taht situation was so bad...

..but hey! Joey was is and will be HERO. And heroes don't just die. They'll live forever. I guess that Joey is in some kind of dead rockstars paradise and plays in a band with Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Sid Vicious, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Cliff Burton, Bonzo and other great musicians... (Mart Niineste, 17, Estonia)


706) Who's saying that, Joey is dead? I can hear his great voice when I play ''I won't let it happen'' and that's what I'll tried to do beyonds his music... (Ernesto, 21, Mexico)

707) JOEY, WE REMEMBER YOU!!! I DON'T HAVE WORDS TO SAY HOW I LIKE YOU MAN! EVERYDAY I LISTEN TO THE RAMONES CD'S!!! IN THIS MOMENT I'M LISTEN SHEENA IS A PUNK ROCKER!!! THE RAMONES ARE THE BEST BAND IN THE WORLD, THEY'RE FOREVER. G A B B A G A B B A H E Y!!! HEY HO PUNX LET'S GO!!! (Raphael Ramone, 18, Brazil)

708) New York City, lights shining brightly lit up like a strand of opalescent pearls on the shoulders of the most beautiful city. Subway train from Penn Station, Purple hair and black worn boots, walking through The Bowery, ghosts of the past. Where punk music has eclipsed from. Manic city, roaming through the "village" in the early morning light, 53rd & 3rd conversations and whispers into the ether.
Life in NYC, Life in San Francisco, many lifetimes lived in one night. Thoughts of Johnny and Joey, Where there is friction there is spark. CBGB's, photos on Bleeker and Bowery, Sushi, and Karaoke. Chicken Vindaloo, and 2nd Ave, Hammerstien Ballroom, Cheap Trick and Blondie, Meeting the Damned and Jerry Only. The sun still shines in our dirty little world but we still mourn, our geeky,lanky, unlikely Punk king... (Dominique Banuelos, USA)


709) Dear Joey, I will always miss you and I hope we will see each other on the other side one day. (Eva Batikova, 26, Slovakia)

710) When I was 15 I walked across the highway to see the Ramones on Halloween. That was my first concert, and it made a great impression on me, and changed my life. Rest in peace Joey. (David Rinck, 36, USA)

711) I`ve listened to Ramones only for about two years now, but Ramones are the worlds greatest band, and my favourite band! ..Joey was so energic singer and the rest of Ramones players were so cool so cool... First record I heard was Leave Home and Rocket To Russia.. and I listened them 24/7!.. Then I fell in love in Ramones! Now I have about 20 Ramones albums and they all rock!!! They have influenced many many bands and people.. example myself.. now i wear tight leather jacket and sneakers and my hair is wery messy and long! Thank you RAMONES!! You are the best! And thanks to Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone for the great book and website!..thanx!!...HEY HO LETS GO FOREVER!!
(Holger, 17, Finland)


712) I cried for weeks when Joey died, my whole life has changed. It's different. I miss him so much, I always tell myself I was born on the wrong generation. I'm only 21, I wish I was 21 in 76'. I would have married Joey & treat him so good he'd be writing songs about me!!
(Haydee, 21, USA)


713) I am a big fan of The Ramones, I am young and I really wish I could of lived back then with Joey! I miss him so much. Joey you will never be forgotten! Live on forever in our hearts! I just wish I could of saw him perform just one time before he past away! I love u Joey and miss you more than the world! See you in heaven!
(Mandy Warner, 17, USA)


714) The Ramones was the best punk rock band of all time. Joey Ramone is like one of those tragic heroes, struck down after doing so much good. Nobody can know all that Joey might have accomplished if given more time. Joey's my hero. And Joey's not dead. Guys like him, they never die.
(Suzanne, 13, USA)


715) I'm 25 years old, and I'm from Germany. I started listening your music at the age of 13!!!! It changed my live!!! So much good memories.... Thank you for everything!!! Sometimes life is pain, but I can handle it with your music!
(Florian Bökenkamp, 25, Germany)


716) Joey was GREAT. But, like the other Ramones he never got to be a star. He stayed human. And that is what the Ramones have always been, human. Punk, rock, sense of humor, nihilistic, silly, brilliant, like music should ever be. They never did it for the money, they`ve always been pure. Joey was great, will always be great, dead or alive!
(Roel Minnema, 41, Holland)


717) I just want to thank Joey and the other band-members of The Ramones for all their music and lyrics trough all the years since the early seventies!! They have helped me through many hard times!! Thank you again and Rest In Peace!!
(Jens Svahn, 26, Sweden)


718) I love your music, I have looked up to you for soo long. I have always tried everyday to learn more about you guys, you are all great and you are missed dearly by me and many others. I love your guys! I love Joey Ramone!!
(Hali Fortner, 14, U.S.A)


719) Joey Ramone is the coolest guy ever. He and The Ramones have changed my life and I don't know what I could do without them.
(Mike Roberts, 14, USA)


720) I would ask Joey everything I could to write a biography for him. He is the coolest man to ever live! I would ask them all to play a private show for me! r.i.p Joey, De Dee & Johnny ramone.
(Pale Rider, 18, England)


721) I`m from Argentina, from the "Ramones country!!" I love you and I miss you Joey, you are my salvation ALWAYS. I can`t explain what I feel for you. Thanks for everything... I LOVE YOU JOEY!!!!!!!!
(Daniela, 18, Argentina)


722) I'm from Brazil and I really love The Ramones. I started listening to their songs when I was 18 in 1994 and since then I am mad for this band. Joey Ramone is really unique, his voice, his intonation and performance are wonderful. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to see a Ramones exhibition, because they used to come only in São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro and other cities in Brazil far from where I live: Brasília, Brazil's capital. Although the lack of polical issues in their lyrics, brazilian punks love them indeed. They taught us the real punk rock.
(Erico, 29, Brazil)


723) I love you Joey!!! I really do. You didn't deserve to die and I wish you had more in life just like Dee Dee said. You have one of the greatest voices. I really love you and the Ramones. I love your style and man I've never seen anyone as tall as you. You truly will be remembered. One more thing. Marky Ramone you're a great drummer and I love your style. You have really inspired me to play drums. But I know I will never be able to play Ramones music so beautifully and to perfection like you guys did. Thanks...... for everything Ramones.
(Sonam, 14, USA)


724) The Ramones were my influence to start listening to punk, all my friends listen to punk and now I do I love the Ramones. My favorite song would have to be I Wanna Live. Jeffrey Hyman (Joey) is my hero. In eighth grade I did a speech on him now I'm in 10th and I'm doing again a speech on him in summer school. Joey will always be in my life through his pictures, lyrics and movies. P.S i love the movie "RAW".
(Adam Baer, 15, USA)


725) I would like to thank you Joey for your amazing album Don't Worry About Me and all what you do for our life. Poland loves you!!! Be happy in heaven!!! See you soon!!!
(Peter, 27, Poland)


726) Joey, you'll always be the only man I truly loved and the only man who dried up all my tears and fears. You were and still are a big influence in my life. You filled my life with music and alot of other things. You helped me get by at school when others would pick on me because of my interest in punk rock and I would think of the song I Believe In Miracles and I would always be happy. R.I.P Man, I love you. I'll see you in a while.
(Helen Cuevas, 12, U.S.A)


727) They are the best band ever and I will always be a fan. They influenced so many bands and they are just the best.
(Kayla, 13, United States)


728) I think Joey was that kind of special person capable of bring happiness and hope to every of us... When I listen to his voice, singing the Ramones songs, I can't accept He's dead, how can God be dead??? Joey was God, just it. We loved him, and still love him. You are outta here, and we're sad Joey.... Rock In Peace.
(Matheus Milane, 15, Brasil)


729) I just wanna say that I love the Ramones more than anything. All their songs are the greatest. But it's not Ramones without Joey's lovely voice. I'm sorry. Joey was the most cute man I've seen and I'm angry because I wanted to be older that I could watch them playing somewhere! Damn! April 15, 2001... Where was i?? I've loved the Ramones almost two or two and a half years now, it's gonna be more of them! I'm doin' a Joey Ramone doll and it's so cute. I'm also gonna paint a big Joey Ramone painting some day :) I don't think that I ever going to stop love'em. No way. Ramones are the greatest ever!
My friend likes the Ramones too, and she said to me when we listened to my CD that it would be awesome the watch them playing! And I agreed with a big smile om my face. Then she said: "If I would have one ticket to the Ramones show I would give it to you. You love them so much that I would feel guilty if I would go by myself, you are goin' to see them first!" Oh, what a wonderful friend!! Thanks Tina! I've got this DVD - Ramones RAW that I watch all the time. A lovely DVD. I also have Rock And Roll High School - haha, I like it. Well, thanks Joey, Johnny, Marky, Tommy, CJ, Richie and Dee Dee for giving me some real Ramones! Thanks Joey for a wonderful voice. You're a wonderful man! I'll do anything just to hear his voice outside the Ramones.
(Emma Larsson, 14, Sweden)


730) For as long as his music will be played, I believe Joey is still with us, here and all over the world were Hey Ho, Lets Go! sounds. The worst thing is that, because of my age, I never have visited any of their 2000+ shows and, if I could I would get a plane to NYC, and watch them performing live right now! Joey dude, you have inspired me, and thousands of others. You have created what they call punkrock! Rock in peace!
(Andy Heuts, 14, The Netherlands)


731) Joey Ramone was and always will be the most beautiful man who ever lived. Not only was he gorgeous but he was such an amazing vocalist and songwriter. Everytime I feel like crap I put on a Ramones CD and Joey's voice makes everything good again. I will love Joey forever and will never forget him. I miss you Joey!!!!!
(Emily, 18, USA)


732) Joey was gorgeous. Tall, gawky, a freak to some. But he was a sweetheart - a hopeless romantic. He was talented. I mean amazing. Nobody will ever be able to mimick his voice, his songwriting, nothing. No comparison. He was like the teddy bear of the band. Lovable. Joey will be missed dearly, by myself, other fans, y'know, anyone who has half a brain. Joey will always have a place in history, in music, in our minds.... I Remember You Joey. I love ya. Rest In Peace Brudda.
(Deven LeRoy (aka Little Ramona), 15, United States)


733) Joey Ramone was the greatest punk vocalist ever. Classic punk is missed. Rest in peace.
(Emma, 12, USA)


734) Dear Joey, I'm your fan. I like very much of the Ramones and specially of you... I saw in this year magazine called Caras here in Brazil and there was in one photo baby wearing Ramones shirt. I loved it. It would be great to get similar to my baby someday.
(Eliana Ruiz Monteiro, 36, Brazil)


735) I was 22 years old kid when I saw the Ramones in their Adios Amigos tour... Then I understood what really is doing rock'N'roll honestly... I don't know how many times Ramones songs has saved my life..., I've just been in bad feelings and I've wanted to die, then listening Here Today, Gone Tomorrow song makes you feel better... All the time I've played music around, remembering the lesson that you gave to us, that technical skills doesn't matter, but the soul that you put in it... I visited first time in New York in last year, I was there because of my work... I got drunk at CBGB's... There was a picture of you... I risked to start crying in front of the barman... Some months ago I met for the first time the love of my life. Obviously (I've known it later, that time we didn't speak too much...), her name is Ramona.. That's not a common name at all in Italy. "I believe in miracles, 'cause I want." Thanks for everything. I miss you so much.
(Luca, 30, Italy)


736) Hello Joey. How are you up there?? I hope it's a better place up there than down here!! I miss you a lot and so does some other people I know. You were the best singer in the world (well that's what I think). Do you think if You, Johnny and Dee Dee were still alive you would get back together and make new songs for the Ramones. It was amazing how you always looked the same. I remember how great you were when you sang live and how great you were when you were in TV shows. I love you Joey forever.
(Krystal, Australia)


737) For Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny. I've only been a fan of The Ramones for 3-4 years (thank god I got into it young though) thanks to my Dad, who absolutely adores them. I remember when he told me: "Okay, now this band will definitely change your life..." And he was absolutely right! As soon as Blitzkrieg Bop kicked in, I was astounded. At 13 yrs old, this was what I'd been looking for, for all of my life. I still watch their live videos and listen to their records, amazed and practically jumping up and down to it! Although I'm saddened I will never get to witness the action myself, at least the music is still here today, to be passed on for generation to generation. If I were to have kids myself I'll most definitely tell them the real-life story of 4 amazing men and their journey through music, and how much it has changed not just our lives, but the life of music too. Anyway I shall go on to thank you Jari-Pekka for the dedication to these amazing musicians. It is beautiful to be able to read about them and still feel close to them spiritually. I'm glad I came across your site. Thanks of course to my dad for introducing me to the Ramones and of course a huge thank you to Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy, Marky, CJ, Richie..., for their beautiful music. I will never forget them and even though Johnny, Dee Dee and Joey have gone, they will never be forgotten!
(Liz Allen, 16, England)


738) My heart aches every time I hear that awesome voice. Joey, there will never be another frontman like you.. Till we meet again.
(George J Sciblo jr., 43, USA)


739) I don't know where to start. I've always been defying the odds, someone like you. I cut my hair short when everyone was growing it long, I grew bangs when everyone one was growing them out. I wore the polka dots, the stripes, the bondage pants... I wasn't afraid to charge mediocrity head on. I got beat like a little brat (and I tell you; I'm short, 4' 11", while you're tall) along the way. I was never popular; I was pretty smart, never too pretty though, never used to take care of my looks. Looks were never important to me; I paid attention to what people were about, what they were into. I think you'd laugh if you were alive to hear this coming from this small girl. Back 2-3 years ago, I didn't know about the Ramones. My dream of "breaking away" (I was a Sheena) came purely from my disappointment with American kids as I saw them: all the same. They dressed the same, acted the same, talked the same, all had the same goals. I wanted to stand out, I needed to be different.
I listened to Japanese music (and I still do!). I was the school's loser because I had caught onto this strange-sounding language. I only got made fun of more. I was becoming close-minded. I hated the entire country just because of how stereotypical they were. Then I found the Ramones. And Cinderella. My music play list quickly snowballed into a repetition of Rock And Roll High School, Pet Sematary, I Wanna Be Sedated, and Nobody's Fool (Jari-Pekka's note: Nobody's Fool is Cinderella's song) among others. You were the first of American music I had actually enjoyed listening to since I was much younger. People had always asked me why I listened to Japanese music, as I couldn't understand most of it. My reply had always been: "It's about the feel of the music when you listen to it." But you, the Ramones, they spun me back into my own country. I found out you guys had been based in New York City and gabba gabba hey! I lived close in PA! I could understand the lyrics, enjoy the lyrics and I could feel the music. The Ramones were guys like me; defying the odds, true to themselves and their goals. They were genuine, they were truly nice guys.
I guess this is where the regret comes in. I had gone through my years, avoiding the mainstream kids, and yet my grandest discovery had to be after you three were dead. I wish I had seen you with my own eyes, gone to a show. I wish I could say all this to you Joey, to ALL of you; living and dead.
I had picked up the bass guitar before I had known about the Ramones. I couldn't do it. My hands are so small for the bass's neck; I'm too slow a strummer. I never had the inspiration or the heart to practice. The Ramones, the Sex Pistols such simple songs, simple beats. My biggest dream was to be a rock star; maybe not change the music business or invent the next genre, but to be somebody. I'm an artist, a writer, and an amateur musician. I've been told I can't do things more than once, that I'm a quitter. I think I want to defy the odds just one more time. I don't think you could call me a punk, really. I'm not a radical London punk, looking to break things, looking to get smashed. I'm not a pinhead; I've got Honors and AP courses in my school history. I'm somewhere in between. I think, Joey, you're somewhere in between too. You were a geek, right? Used to play drums when you were young? I was a geek. I used to play drums too. It was my first instrument. You're a vocalist now. Well, I think I am too. Maybe I'll play bass sometime again soon. But I've been told I have a natural voice talent. See, Joey, you and me are more alike than I had ever thought.
We might've grown up in different states, in different eras, but I feel so connected to you. I was unfortunate not to be born into your era with you, but that doesn't mean I won't meet you. You wanna help me get up onto that stage, Joey? If there is a heaven - I'll see you on the other side one day. I hope somehow this reaches you. Thank you for everything. I love you. R.I.P.
(Britt, 16, PA, USA)


740) I like the punkrock music, especially the music of the Ramones and their songs like I Wanna Be Sedated, Blitzkrieg Bop, The KKK Took My Baby Away and Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World, those songs makes me happy when I'm sad. The Ramones is the best group in the music history. They changed my life. Joey Ramone was very good artist, his voice was perfect to sing the punkrock music. Johnny Ramone was the best guitarist in the history ever. His guitar is perfect for to direct to madness to any person, like when start a song like Cretin Hop or I Wanna Live. His playing is very nice to listen. Dee Dee Ramone is the best punkrocker character. Dee Dee was very important in the story of the Ramones.
(Javier Poblete Diaz, 13, Concepcio Chile)


741) Joey has been my hero since I was 3 years old. The Ramones were playing a show in Chicago in 1995 and I got in. I was actually snuck in by hiding in my uncles coat while he was wearing it. I remember it so clearly. It really sucks that I was born too late to really enjoy them. What really scares me is that I could be alive in the 2070's when their music is 100 years old! God only knows if their still gonna be remembered as possibly the greatest rock group that ever exsisted. RIP Joey!!!! I love you!!!!!!!
(Brenna, 14, USA)


742) Hey Joey!! I miss you very much, I love you forever!! Thanks for your music, thanks for your soul!! I remember You .... Forever!!
(Silvia, 36, Rome, Italy)


743) My boyfriend was into punk music, the Ramones being his favorite band. Also I started listening to the Ramones and I thought this is a change of music for me. I just became so amazed by the Ramones, and I just look up to every single one of them in so many ways. I knew that I was not around to see them or anything but there legend still lives on today. And I just want to say that they are the most amazing band ever... But most of all it was always Joey and I dont know why. I just thought out of all of them that Joey had something amazing about him and he did and still does. Joey was just amazing, everything about him. His outlook on life and the lyrics to all of his songs are so amazing.. He was just very Himself all the time and out there and a lot of his songs have made me so much of who I am today. And all I have to say is he lives on forever in my heart and always will. And so will the Ramones.
(Amanda Hawkins, 15, USA)


744) I saw the Ramones in Syracuse, New York in '78 or '79. I sat right next to the Marshall stacks and injured my hearing for life. Joey kept looking over at me like I was crazy. And I was.... They were the best.
(John Colasanti, 50, New York, USA)


745) I am a young punk singer and of course my idol is Joey!!!!
(George Goups, 16, Greece)


746) When I hear song like Needles And Pins, I feel really sad. I can´t believe that You are dead. Rest in peace Joey.
(Tin Zubo, 13, Croatia)


747) Joey is my favourite Ramone because all the stuff I read about him is good, like he's smart, nice and funny. I love the Ramones music and without Joey the Ramones could never played and have so many fans. I'm only in 5th grade, so not many people I know like them. Joey rules now and forever.
(Goldie, 10, USA)


748) This may be a bit late but I have to do it. I have no memories of Joey but I loved him and the Ramones. It is like Joey sing on track 2 (Stop Thinking About It) of his Don.t Worry About Me album: .Nothing lasts forever. And nothing stays the same.. I haven.t much to say, it.s just sad that such a nice man who was a rock and roll legend had to die so young.
(Ben Brown, 14, UK)


749) Rest in peace Joey. Miss you lots even though I'm only 14, but I love your songs, you were an inspiration to everyone. Also RIP Johnny and Dee Dee, you were also great. Keep rocking in heaven Joey, thinking of you lots. There's no more pain for you now and you can rock forever.
(Gabby Hull, 13, Australia)


750) I am very sad that Joey, Dee Dee and Johnny are dead, especially Joey. I used to be in .love. (just platonic love...) when I was sixteen years old... I used to like of Joey.s look, he seemed so mysterious to me... I am now 33 years old and even though I might seem a bit .refined., I am not, too many people cannot believe that I love the Ramones and their songs, their lyrics, their style... Why does lady have to seem so refined to the rest of society? At least they were transparent like glass and I think they wouldn.t have judged me... When I was sixteen I used to love, sing and dance their songs I Wanna Live and Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio? Also I always used to dress black clothes and I used to wear ear rings in form of skulls and what they often used to wear. I really loved them and Joey will always be on my mind. I wish I could go to his grave and visit him for a while. I try to look for guys being similar to him, physically I mean, but nobody is like Joey. Joey was so genuine, so authentic.
(Cristina, 33, Spain)


751) Joey, well my brother, what can I say.... I will remember you for as long as I live, you are not here but you live in my CD player forever. Never got the chance to meet you.
(Dan, 33, Venezuela)


752) Hey ho, let's go! Joey and the others left plenty of music behind to make our lives happier. Joey really was someone we actually need today. So it's good to know the music survived. I'd like to send a message to this great band now: Hey guys, it's so sad you had to leave this world - especially you, Joey Ramone, god of punk rock. The fans will do everything to make people remember your name forever. There are not much singers who are worth it to sing in heaven - you are one of them. I know you wouldn't want us to be sad. But we are. We are very, very sad. See you in heaven.
(Lisa Schuler, 14, Germany)


753) I've seen the Ramones at least 15 or 20 times in concert. They were and are my favorite band. When I heard about Joey's passing, I was in complete shock. How could this be? I thought to myself, that the Ramones would always be around! Thank you Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee for the great times and the music!
(David McGraw, 40, USA)


754) Now I'm crying while I'm listening to your songs. I love you Joey. You were a special person cause you make me feel ok when I'm not. I miss you very much..
(Eleonora, 17, Italy)


755) Thank you Joey, you are a huge inspiration. Thank you for the showing me that someone like me can do something with his life....
(Pablo Sanchez R., 19, Netherlands)


756) Joey, after all these years it still hurts just as much to know you're gone. I still think of you everyday and miss you just as much. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to your birthday bash to celebrate your life the right way.
(Julia, 18, USA)


757) It seems like the twentieth century really had ended when Joey Ramone died... The party was over. "It's the end of the seventies..., it's the end of the century.."
(Karen Coulter, Canada).


758) My dad knew I was gonna be trouble when I was only 8 years old. We were in the living room watching T.V. and the movie Rock And Roll High School was on. I sat there with my mouth open just looking at the T.V. When it was over I looked at my dad and said: "I am going to marry Joey Ramone!" Well I hope god let's you get married in heaven 'cause I still plan to marry you Joey Ramone!
(Anya Camacho, 31, USA)


759) Joey, I've just now truly discoverd the Ramones, but a little too late. I went to high school with Marc Bell (aka Marky Ramone) and sort of keep up with the news of the Ramones because I knew him. Now in 2008 I've truly discovered your music and how you were the heart and soul of the Ramones. You're so strong, Joey, you got through so much. Hope you're having monster jam sessions in heaven. Miss you.
(Chava, 54, USA)


760) I can't remenber the first time I did listen to the Ramones because I was so young, five years old or less. My father bought Rocket To Russia and Pleasant Dreams albums. Very soon I became a Ramones fan. I was a child dancing and screaming .Lobotomy, lobotomy!. I grew up and as fast as I could I bought all their albums, rarities etc. I had twelve Ramones T-shirts. So these words R.A.M.O.N.E.S means something special to me. Thanks to these people I knew old stuff like The Who, The Stooges, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronettes... When I feel down Ramones music make me feel better. I saw them in their last show in my city. I was fifteen and it was really amazing... I read Joey Ramone was a genius and he did everything to disimulate it. I'm agree. Long live Ramones music! Long live rock and roll!
(Oscar Miguel, 31, Spain)


761) First saw the Ramones in 1978 at the Newcastle City Hall when I was 12. I am now 44 and still love them. 15 April tomorrow. God Bless Joey.
(Gavin Reid, 44, UK)


762) Joey is dead but his spirit lives on forever, he's part of the human history forever!! Thanks for all.
(Nico, 32, France)


763) Joey Ramone, I just wanna tell you, I love you forever.
(Lisa Lain. 32, Argentina)




















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