Joey Ramone Auction to Offer Singer’s Personal Record Collection, Passport + Other Rarities
A massive auction is happening for any Ramones fan with some extra cash to burn. Possessions from late, legendary vocalist Joey Ramone that include part of his record collection, some of his clothes, handwritten lyrics, his rolodex and even his long-expired passport are being auctioned off.
According to Billboard, who have posted tons of pictures of the possessions set to be sold off, auctioneers will be selling 97 pieces of vinyl once owned by Joey Ramone. Some of the records up for sale include titles from Led Zeppelin, the Who, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, KISS, the Doors, Elton John and more. RR Auction will be selling the albums, which are in "overall very good to fine condition" according to RR, only with some scattered creases and "small tears to sleeves, affixed price tags and labels and marks." The albums come from the Joey Ramone Estate, and the collection has been verified by Joey's brother Mickey via a letter of authenticity.
Joey Ramone's rolodex is full of business cards from heavy hitters such as 'Rock 'n' Roll High School' producer Allan Arkush along with individuals from Epitaph Records, EMI, Geffen and many others.
The most interesting item for sale is arguably Joey Ramone's personal passport, which was issued to him on Sept. 9, 1986. The passport is signed by Joey, whose birth name, Jeff Ross Hyman is printed legibly on the document.
The punk rock legend, who passed away from cancer in 2001, put out a posthumous album, '…Ya Know?,' full of previously unreleased rarities last year.