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A 60th birthday Bash for Joey Ramone

1-2-3-4! It's time once again to celebrate the life of a Ramone.

Friends, fans and family of the late Joey Ramone will gather May 19 at Irving Plaza in Manhattan to honor what would have been the punk icon's 60th -- 60th! -- birthday. Joey, the singer for the legendary Ramones who died in April 2001 from lymphoma, has been remembered every year since with the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash.

"The contributions my brother made seem to be of greater and greater value as the years go on," Ramone's brother and event organizer Mickey Leigh said in a statement. "Even just the fact that his life is still being celebrated 10 years after his passing is worth celebrating."

This year's Bash will include performances from The Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell, Blondie's Clem Burke, Richard Lloyd from Television, Black 47 and many, many more.

Tickets, $35.25, are available through livenation .com. And, as in years past, net proceeds go to the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research.

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