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The Ramones started a music revolution They were the first true punk band They could not play nor could they sing that wasnt the point Joey Johnny Dee Dee and Tommy were just four boys from Queens New York looking for a good time The Ramones were one of the first and most influential punk bands of the 1970s Joey Ramone born Jeff Hyman May 19 1951 was the lead singer for the band Like most of his generation he remembered listening to rocknroll radio in the early 60s Rocknroll was a savior It gave you the sense of being an individual It was something you had-nobody else but you I remember my father getting me a radio that you hooked on the windowsill and then listened to with an earphone I used to listen to it under the covers and get caught1 Even though Joey credits the Beatles as his main influence he had been into music much earlier When he was a kid his father gave him an accordion which he squeezed until there was nothing left of it When he was thirteen his grandmother gave him a full drum set When Joey began to sing Alice Cooper was his main role model But Joey was getting tired of Forest Hills and Forest Hills High for that matter He also recalls being kicked out of his mothers apartment for his own good Which isnt to say he doesnt get along with her he even appeared with her on TV on Geraldo2 Joey gets along well with his dad now too though back then they hardly saw eye to eye Actually it was his Uncle Sy who was supportive of his musical aspirations In his late teens Joey journeyed out to Manhattan to discover himself It wasnt a happy period Joey didnt fit in well His experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs landed him in the psych-ward planting the seeds for numerous future Ramones songs3 Johnny
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