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Joey Ramone

(Jeffrey Hyman)
Age: 49

Unconventional musician who founded the Ramones, a pioneering punk band whose influence extends from the Sex Pistols and the Clash to U2 and Nirvana. The band recorded 21 albums. Its hits include “Teenage Lobotomy” and “Rock 'n' Roll High School.” He died of lymphatic cancer.

Died: New York City, April 15, 2001

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