The late punk legend is honoured right outside CBGB - the club where he made his name...
JOEY RAMONE is to be officially honoured by the city of NEW YORK on November 30, when the corner of EAST SECOND ST and the BOWERY is renamed in memory of the late singer.
The street corner is to be called ‘Joey Ramone Place’ and is on the north of the block that houses CBGB – the legendary club where Ramones made their name.
CBGB’s owner Hilly Kristal said: “As far as the city recognising Joey, it’s about time. Ramones meant a lot to this city and to music. They were the original punk rock band.”
He told Rolling Stone: “Their longevity supersedes anybody who sold more records, and the consistency and meaning of their name is greater than anybody in the punk rock field.”
As previously reported on NME.COM, a meeting of the local council approved the motion to rename the corner on November 7, 2001.
It was also approved by the New York City Community Board in a unanimous agreement by its members.
Joey Ramone died in April 2001 following a long battle with lymphatic cancer. He was later laid to rest at the Hillside Cemetery in Woodhurst, New Jersey.