Punk Veterans to Help Celebrate the Late Joey Ramone's Birthday in NYC on Sunday
Gus Stewart/RedfernsThe 13th annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash will be held Sunday night at New York City's Bowery Electric club, just up the block from where CBGB was located. The special show, which falls on what would have been the late Ramones frontman's 62nd birthday, will feature performances by late-era Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, Dictators bassist/songwriter Andy Shernoff, Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers member Walter Lure and Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, among many others.
Proceeds raised by the concert will go toward the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. The singer died in April 2001 at age 49 after battling lymphoma.
Specially created T-shirts and posters featuring a cartoon depiction of Joey surfing have been designed by Punk magazine co-founder and illustrator John Holmgren. They will be sold at the concert and also are available at the recently relaunched official Joey Ramone online store.
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