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- Posted on May 16th 2009 12:00PM by David Chiu
That oversight was finally corrected Thursday afternoon at the Rock and Roll Hall Annex NYC, where the induction award was formally re-presented for the singer, who died in 2001 from lymphoma. Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh and original Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone accepted the award on Joey's behalf from Danny Fields, the group's first manager. Also in attendance were "Handsome Dick" Manitoba of '70s punk band the Dictators and author Legs McNeil. All of them spoke at the event, then posed for pictures at the Annex's CBGB exhibit, which honors the now-defunct club where the band became famous."I think he would have enjoyed the mistake, why it got f---ed up, why we're here," said Fields in The New York Observer. "I think he's chortling at this minute."
The re-presentation precedes this year's Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, to held at New York's Fillmore East at Irving Plaza on Tuesday, May 19, which would have been Joey's 58th birthday. Scheduled to appear at the celebration are Fishbone, Uncle Monk with Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, Mickey Leigh and Bebe Buell. The net proceeds from the event, which first began in 2001, will go to fund lymphoma research.