MY TRIP TO JOHNNY RAMONE/ RAMONES MEMORY EVENT IN LOS
ANGELES, USA ON OCTOBER 3RD, 2009.
Copyright 2009 -> : Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone.
The special Johnny Ramone and Ramones outdoor event presented by
Johnny's wife Linda Ramone in association with the JRA (Johnny Ramone
Army), was held fifth time. This was in memory of Johnny Ramone on
Saturday October 3rd, 2009 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los
Angeles, CA, USA.
From this event, net proceeds benefit the Johnny Ramone research fund
at USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center lead by Dr. David Agus.
Sole survivor of the original Ramones line-up, drummer Tommy Ramone, and
bassist CJ Ramone both were on hand to celebrate Johnny's legacy
with an assortment of Pinheads and Ramoniacs... There was scheduled
autograph signings on-site, a collection of rare Ramones memorabilia on
display, celebrity guests of whom the most important ones were Ramones
Live broadcast was at 98,7FM, Complete
Special homage was also paid to Dee Dee Ramone. Original paintings
by Dee Dee were exhibited on site in an art show curated by his wife,
Barbara Zampini (Ramone) who also was hand to meet and greet the
Of course you had a chance to visit at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery 8
feet tall, bronze Johnny Ramone memorial statue and the grave of Dee
PHOTOS FROM UPMOST TO DOWN:
1) Tommy Ramone (right) and CJ Ramone signing items to Ramones fans. I
think they signed items to around 200 Ramones fans.
2) Dee Dee Ramone's wife Barbara Zampini (Ramone) and Ramones' creative
director Arturo Vega working with display of Dee Dee Ramone's paintings
and rare Ramones items.
3) CJ Ramone, Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone and Tommy Ramone. Behind is
standing Jorge Sanchez. Photo taken by Javier Sanchez of Ramonesforever.com.
4) Ramones fans in line waiting to get to meet Tommy and CJ