Belmont Club

Hey Ho, Let's Go

Been there, done that

“Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”

But the Ramones were first. From Wikipedia:

On July 20, 1999, Dee Dee, Johnny, Joey, Marky, and Tommy appeared together at the Virgin Megastore in New York City for an autograph signing. This was the last occasion on which the ex-members of the group appeared together before Joey’s death. Joey Ramone died of lymphoma on April 15, 2001, in New York. Joey’s last partially finished works were compiled as a posthumous solo album, Don’t Worry About Me. …

On the same day as Johnny’s death, the world’s first and only Ramones Museum opened its doors for the public. Located in Berlin, Germany, the Ramones Museum Berlin features more than 300 original memorabilia items from the Ramones, including a pair of stage-worn jeans from Johnny Ramone, a stage-worn glove from Joey Ramone, Marky Ramone’s sneakers and CJ Ramone’s stage-worn bass strap. The Ramones were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.