JOEY RAMONE Biography - Musicians


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Name: Joey Ramone                                                                 
Birth name: Jeffry Ross Hyman                                                     
Born: 19 May 1951 Queens, New York, U.S.                                         
Died: 15 April 2001 New York City, New York, U.S.                                 
Joey Ramone (May 19, 1951 - April 15, 2001), born as Jeffry Ross Hyman, was a     
vocalist and songwriter best known for his work in the punk rock group the       
Ramones. He and bandmate Johnny Ramone were the only two original members who     
stayed with the band until their retirement in 1996. As well as being a member   
of the Ramones, he also had a solo career.                                       
Hyman stood at 6 ft. 8 in (2.03 meters) tall. He had a long shock of black hair   
that almost completely obscured his face. He suffered from obsessive-compulsive   
disorder for which he checked himself into clinics when symptoms became