Today, in 1951, Jeffry Ross Hyman, widely known as Joey Ramone, was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. Joey's legacy with his band THE RAMONES, is still alive and well even though he passed away on April 15, 2001, in New York City at the age of 49.
Joey's image, voice and tenure, is what made him a staple of the New York Punk Rock scene. He can actually be called the ambassador of CBGB's and is definitely one of the musicians to blame for the legacy that the venue managed to establish. To this day, musicians from all over the world study Joey's on stage presence in order for their own performances to be magical. Joey: you are missed!