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I Slept With Joey Ramone A Family Memoir Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil Touchstone: 416 pp., $26
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February 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
How much are a punk rock hero's personal items worth? Joey Ramone's vinyl record collection, two electric guitars, a leather jacket, his passport, Rolodex, T-shirts and other items will be auctioned off by the late singer's estate.  A minimum bid of $500 is attached to the collection of nearly 100 LPs, including albums by Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, the Who, Bob Dylan, Donovan, the Beach Boys, and Jimi Hendrix, that were owned and presumably played by Ramone, who died at 49 in 2001 of lymphoma . The guitars, the jacket and the passport each have a minimum bid of $300, while bidding on his stash of 140 T-shirts begins at $500.
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July 29, 1990 | KRISTINE McKENNA
Joey Ramone is pushing 40 but he still maintains a healthy relationship with his teen-age identity crisis. The pimples, the pizza, the raging hormones, the torn blue jeans and black leather attitude together occupy a prominent place in Joey's cerebral cortex. And, as one of the four eternal teen-agers known as the Ramones, singer Joey vows to keep on rockin' till the lights go out for good.
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May 16, 2012
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino announced Tuesday that it had acquired a 16th century sculpture titled "St. George and the Dragon," which it was attributing to the Renaissance artist Giovan Angelo del Maino. The sculpture, which depicts the armored Christian hero on horseback as he attempts to slay a dragon, was acquired earlier this month from a dealer in Paris, according to Catherine Hess, the Huntington's chief curator of European art. The Huntington declined to say how much it paid for the work.
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February 18, 2010
Gawky and sickly, Joey Ramone might not have been the brother anyone would've pegged for rock stardom during his youth in Queens, New York. But his younger sibling Mickey Leigh watched from the sidelines -- his own bands always falling apart -- as the Ramones helped define punk rock. Leigh will be joined by Alan Arkush, P.J. Soles, Howie Pyro and others for a group reading and signing of his new book, "I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir." La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.
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May 21, 2001 | COREY TAKAHASHI, NEWSDAY
A hailstorm of cream-filled cupcakes brought a fitting end to a celebration for one of punk rock's most mischievous minds. In a night that featured rock-world heavies such as Blondie and Cheap Trick, the most poignant moment may have come when segments of the 3,330-member audience for "Life's a Gas--Joey Ramone's 50th Birthday Bash" began pelting each other with devil's food Yankee Doodles cakes.
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April 19, 2001 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Sunday night at Bar Marmont we said adios amigo to punk's founding father, Joey Ramone. With many of his New York friends in the house, a tearful Coyote Shivers deejayed all Ramones, all night, pausing only for a midnight show by Marmont hostess Constance, who had known Joey since the '70s. People swapped punk rock war stories and poured a little liquor out for their homie. Pleasant dreams, bro. . . . Since it was Easter Sunday, I put on a Playboy bunny T-shirt and took mi madre a-clubbing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
The death of punk rocker Joey Ramone at 49 brought back memories for Melinda Conner, whose husband, Donn, purchased a vintage car from Ramone a few years ago. The turquoise convertible, a 1958 Ford Fairlane, "was perfectly restored," she said, "but sat unused because Joey hated the L.A. freeways and didn't have a license." Ramone was a transplanted New Yorker.
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January 28, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran music journalist Legs McNeil -- he traces the arc of the band's success, and his brother's role in it, in a way no one else could. Joey Ramone was born Jeff Hyman in 1951 in Queens, N.Y.; his brother came along three years later.
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April 16, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Singer Joey Ramone, the reed-thin punk rock icon who as a member of the Ramones influenced rockers from the Sex Pistols to the Offspring, died Sunday. He was 49. Ramone, the lead singer with the Afghan hair, pallid skin, leather jacket, tinted glasses and crooked smile, died of lymphoma. The four-member Ramones came out of Queens with limited musical skills, but by 1976, their staccato riffs and full-frontal garage rock assaults began to make their mark on British punk musicians.
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February 18, 2010
Gawky and sickly, Joey Ramone might not have been the brother anyone would've pegged for rock stardom during his youth in Queens, New York. But his younger sibling Mickey Leigh watched from the sidelines -- his own bands always falling apart -- as the Ramones helped define punk rock. Leigh will be joined by Alan Arkush, P.J. Soles, Howie Pyro and others for a group reading and signing of his new book, "I Slept With Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir." La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010
I Slept With Joey Ramone A Family Memoir Mickey Leigh with Legs McNeil Touchstone: 416 pp., $26
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's hard to remember a time when the Ramones were not, well, the Ramones. But Mickey Leigh can. Not only was he the band's first roadie and sang on their first record, he was Joey's little brother. In "I Slept With Joey Ramone" -- co-written with veteran music journalist Legs McNeil -- he traces the arc of the band's success, and his brother's role in it, in a way no one else could. Joey Ramone was born Jeff Hyman in 1951 in Queens, N.Y.; his brother came along three years later.
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July 3, 2008 | Erik Himmelsbach, Special to The Times
After 50 years, rock 'n' roll still maintains a messianic hold on a great many of us: It makes us move, shapes our identities, infects our souls. We hand ourselves over to it, drawing upon its melodic force to push us past life's dead ends. Those three-minute bursts of music can serve as our tickets out of the Nowheresvilles of our formative years, giving us the confidence to move forward and embrace the great unknown. Stephanie Kuehnert found her own personal Jesus in the early 1990s.
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February 13, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You read the obituaries. He died before his time from cancer last year, a former member of a music-altering, fashion-setting rock quartet that is still influencing music years after its breakup. Despite his low profile in recent years, his death struck his fans on a deep, personal level. George Harrison? Well, sure. But it also describes Joey Ramone.
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May 21, 2001 | COREY TAKAHASHI, NEWSDAY
A hailstorm of cream-filled cupcakes brought a fitting end to a celebration for one of punk rock's most mischievous minds. In a night that featured rock-world heavies such as Blondie and Cheap Trick, the most poignant moment may have come when segments of the 3,330-member audience for "Life's a Gas--Joey Ramone's 50th Birthday Bash" began pelting each other with devil's food Yankee Doodles cakes.
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August 29, 1995 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Ramones began playing radically minimalist rock 'n' roll at supersonic speed in New York clubs and studios, they attracted just a few onlookers. More than 20 years later, the foursome from Forest Hills is acknowledged as the inventor of punk rock, a movement that shook the music industry to its foundations, determined the nature of today's alternative rock and defined much of youth culture's fashion and attitude.
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February 13, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You read the obituaries. He died before his time from cancer last year, a former member of a music-altering, fashion-setting rock quartet that is still influencing music years after its breakup. Despite his low profile in recent years, his death struck his fans on a deep, personal level. George Harrison? Well, sure. But it also describes Joey Ramone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
The death of punk rocker Joey Ramone at 49 brought back memories for Melinda Conner, whose husband, Donn, purchased a vintage car from Ramone a few years ago. The turquoise convertible, a 1958 Ford Fairlane, "was perfectly restored," she said, "but sat unused because Joey hated the L.A. freeways and didn't have a license." Ramone was a transplanted New Yorker.
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April 19, 2001 | JON HEALEY
If there's a turntable in punk icon Joey Ramone's afterlife abode, chances are he's listening to the MC5. "Kick Out the Jams," the MC5's 1969 grungy rock anthem, tops a list of 10 favorites that Ramone compiled this year for Uplister Inc. See the entire list, read Ramone's comments and listen to snippets of each song at http://valhalla.uplister.com/uplister/production/lilliput/details/ ShowPlaylistDetail.jsp?playlist=3425.
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