of the Ramones
died Sunday, April 15, 2001
at about 2:40 p.m. He was 49 years old
The singer underwent treatment for lymphatic cancer, but did not respond as well as could be hoped.
I remember seeing The Ramones
in 96 or so. It was, admittedly, not the best venue
for them. I couldn't help but notice they wore their leather
jackets all the way through. Their ripped blue jeans
, white t-shirts
, and Joey
just singing, left foot
forward, what must have been 30 songs, in between each the bassist would yell 1-2-3-4
The crowd wasn't trying to kill each other. It was intense and fun. It was one of the few sets that day that left a smile on my face.
I hope they play the Blitzkrieg Bop in Heaven.