Saturday, February 9, 2013

Joey Ramone’s record collection, memorabilia up for auction

Billboard reports the private record collection of Joey Ramone is to go under the hammer, along with a selection of the late punk rock star’s iconic clothes, glasses, guitars, passport, handwritten lyrics, and even his Rolodex.

The record collection includes 97 pieces of vinyl up for sale, with titles from Led Zeppelin, the Who, T. Rex, Cream, Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Human League, Iggy Pop, KISS, the Doors, the Temptations, and the Ventures.

There’s a minimum bid of $500 attached to the record auction, which opens Feb. 14 and ends Feb. 21.

Several other items are also available, including Ramone’s personal Rolodex, which is “full of record companies, musicians, and agents,” and it includes business cards from Rock 'n' Roll High School producer Allan Arkush, Epitaph Records, EMI Records, Footlight Records, Geffen Records, and the artist’s personal Addicted to Noise card.

Ramone, who is identified in the passport by his real name Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 at the age 49.

The Joey Ramone Collection is available for auction here.

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See also:

Johnny Ramone autobiography due in April
Johnny And Dee Dee Ramone Wacky Wobblers By Funko
Christmas Rock: The Ramones
VIDEO: CJ Ramone helps Shonen Knife pay tribute to The Ramones
Ramones bassist turned down Metallica twice
VIDEO: The Ramones receive Lifetime Grammy Award
The Ramones to receive Lifetime Grammy Award