Remembering Joey Ramone on the 18th Anniversary of his death

Remembering Joey Ramone, 18 Years Later

It has been exactly 18 long years since Ramones lead singer Joey Ramone died in New York on April 15, 2001 at the age of 49. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.

Today, fans of Joey Ramone along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.

Ramone, a cultural icon

Born Jeffry Ross Hyman in Forest Hills on May 19, 1951, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Ramone was not just a great musician, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.

His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.

It's been 18 years since the tragic loss of Joey Ramone and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Joey Ramone is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.

In memory of the Late Great Joey Ramone.

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