Joey Ramone Dead At 49

The Ramones sparked the punk revolution of the '70s, '80s and '90s

Joey Ramone, singer and songwriter in the legendary punk rock quartet the Ramones, died of lymphatic cancer on Sunday afternoon, April 15 in a New York hospital. The Ramones are responsible for inspiring thousands of punk bands to form, including the Clash and the Sex Pistols, and numbered among their fans Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Joey Ramone, born Jeffrey Hyman, was 49. [Sunday, April 15, 2001]

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