The eighth Annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash is hitting The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on Monday (May 19), to honor the 57th birthday of the former Ramones frontman.
In addition to performances from punk legends like Handsome Dick Manitoba of The Dictators and Richard Lloyd of Television, the birthday bash will honor Ramone with a secret senior surprise.
Mickey Leigh, the event organizer and Joeys brother, will show a video of the Young at Heart Chorus, a senior citizen singing group doing a choral cover of the Ramones classic, I Wanna Be Sedated.
Leigh says, I thought about getting them to perform live, but I dont need anybody dying here!
Its a good thing the seniors wont show, as Leigh says the night can get pretty wild.
He says, Its a celebration, so people act accordingly. But theres never been a fight. Everyones there to honor Joey. They get drunk, but not nasty.
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