Joey Ramone: Don't Worry About Me$44
Joey Ramone (a.k.a. Jeffrey Ross Hyman) was born and raised in a tough Queens, New York neighbourhood. In 1974 he joined fellow high school friends Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy), Doug Colvin (Dee Dee), and Johnny (John Cummings). Marc Bell (Marky) later replaced Tommy on drums, but Tommy was the band's original catalyst. He came up with the band name based on a pseudonym Paul McCartney would use checking into hotels. His bandmates assumed false surnames and the Ramones became punk rock history.
The inspiration behind our 'Joey Ramone: Don't Worry About Me' Art print
Joey survived a rough upbringing and many health challenges throughout his life. The title of his posthumous solo release, Don't Worry About Me, was released a year after his 2001 death at age 49. The title was perfect. Growing up in an abusive household, Joey was a survivor. The band's internal dynamics were tumultuous. But at its core, the Ramones music was about fun, energy and abandon.
In this piece, Joey's signature leather jacket creates a sense of loss as it hangs on a bare wall. The band's anthem, "Hey Ho, Let's Go," tucked onto a small red button, counters the emotion and says, "Don't worry about me."
- A photo-illustration of Joey Ramone's signature black leather biker jacket
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Choose from four designer finishes: Matte black, Driftwood, Natural wood, and Matte white
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!