The 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash: Too Tough to Die
Has it really been 14 years since we lost Joey Ramone? Since his passing over a decade ago, the iconic Ramones singer has been memorialized on his birthday by his brother (and longest running fan) Mickey Leigh. This year marks a very special birthday celebration for punk rock’s founding father: 2014 is the 40th anniversary of The Ramones, punk rock’s first –and best—band. So this year, Mr. Leigh and co are celebrating the beloved Ramone’s birthday with a special tribute to the band that literally and figuratively made Joey’s name. We have no doubt the 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday bash is going to be extra special for it.
The 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash: Gabba Gabba Hey!
This year, The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash features famous punks and family alike in an onstage tribute to the man whose music saw many the young punk through those awkward years (and beyond), and whose take-your-faults-and-make-them-strengths philosophy continues to define the punk attitude. The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Stage will feature The Joey Ramone Tribute Band (with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Mickey Leigh, and Cheetah Chrome, among others). Joey’s tribute band share the stage with a who’s who of punk rock players: The A-Bones, Gobshites, and the Independents are among the bands signed to play, with plenty more surprises waiting in the wings.
The 2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash will celebrate the 63rd birthday of the world’s most beloved punk May 17th at the Bowery Electric (right around the corner from the storefront formerly known as CBGBs). This annual event is notoriously fun and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate a man whose music continues to resonate with soulful outcasts the world over.Be there or be square.
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