Jeffrey Ross Hyman, known professionally as Joey Ramone, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. Joey Ramone's image and tenure as frontman of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon. Jeffrey Ross Hyman was born on May 1951, in Queens, New York City, New York to a Jewish family, his parents were Noel Hyman. He was born with a parasitic twin growing out of his back, incompletely formed and surgically removed; the family resided in Forest Hills, where Hyman and his future Ramones bandmates attended Forest Hills High School. He grew up with his brother Mickey Leigh. Though happy, Hyman was something of an outcast, diagnosed at 18 with obsessive–compulsive disorder, his mother, Charlotte Lesher, divorced Noel Hyman. She was widowed by a car accident while she was on vacation. Hyman was a fan of the Beatles, the Who, David Bowie, the Stooges among other bands oldies and the Phil Spector-produced "girl groups", his idol was Pete Townshend of the Who, with.
Hyman took up the drums at 13, played them throughout his teen years before picking up an acoustic guitar at age 17. In 1972 Hyman joined the glam punk band Sniper. Sniper played at the Mercer Arts Center, Max's Kansas City and the Coventry, alongside the New York Dolls and Queen Elizabeth III. Hyman played with Sniper under the name Jeff Starship. Hyman continued playing with Sniper until early 1974. In 1974, Jeffrey Hyman co-founded the punk rock band the Ramones with friends John Cummings and Douglas Colvin. Colvin was using the pseudonym "Dee Dee Ramone" and the others adopted stage names using "Ramone" as their surname: Cummings became Johnny Ramone and Hyman became Joey Ramone; the name "Ramone" stems from Paul McCartney: he used the stage name "Paul Ramon" during 1960/1961, when the Beatles, still an unknown five-piece band called the Silver Beetles, did a tour of Scotland and all took up pseudonyms. Joey served as the group's drummer while Dee Dee Ramone was the original vocalist. However, when Dee Dee's vocal cords proved unable to sustain the demands of consistent live performances, Ramones manager Thomas Erdelyi suggested Joey switch to vocals.
Mickey Leigh: "I was shocked when the band came out. Joey was the lead singer and I couldn't believe how good he was; because he'd been sitting in my house with my acoustic guitar, writing these songs like'I Don't Care', fucking up my guitar, he's this guy on stage who you can't take your eyes off of." After a series of unsuccessful auditions in search of a new drummer, Erdelyi took over on drums, assuming the name Tommy Ramone. The Ramones were a major influence on the punk rock movement in the United States, though they achieved only minor commercial success, their only record with enough U. S. sales to be certified gold in Joey's lifetime was the compilation album Ramones Mania. Recognition of the band's importance built over the years, they are now represented in many assessments of all-time great rock music, such as the Rolling Stone lists of the 50 Greatest Artists of All Time and 25 Greatest Live Albums of All Time, VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, Mojo's 100 Greatest Albums. In 2002, the Ramones were voted the second greatest rock and roll band in Spin, behind the Beatles.
In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played their final show and disbanded. Ramone's signature cracks, snarls and youthful voice made his one of punk rock's most recognizable voices. Allmusic.com claims that "Joey Ramone's signature bleat was the voice of punk rock in America." As his vocals matured and deepened through his career, so did the Ramones' songwriting, leaving a notable difference from his initial melodic and callow style—two notable tracks serving as examples are "Somebody Put Something in My Drink" and "Mama's Boy". Dee Dee Ramone was quoted as saying "All the other singers were copying David Johansen, copying Mick Jagger... But Joey was unique unique." In 1985, Ramone joined Steven Van Zandt's music industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid, which campaigned against the Sun City resort in South Africa. Ramone and 49 other recording artists – including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Lou Reed and Run DMC — collaborated on the song "Sun City", in which they pledged they would never perform at the resort.
In 1994, Ramone appeared on the Helen Love album Love and Glitter, Hot Days and Music, singing the track "Punk Boy". Helen Love returned the favor, singing on Ramone's song "Mr. Punchy". In October 1996, Ramone headlined the "Rock the Reservation" alternative rock festival in Tuba City, Arizona.'Joey Ramone & the Resistance' debuted Ramone's interpretation of Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World' live, as well as Ramone's choice of Ramones classics and some of his other favorite songs. Ramone recorded the song "Meatball Sandwich" with Youth Gone Mad. For a short time before his death, he took the role of manager and producer for the punk rock band the Independents, his last recording as a vocalist was backup vocals on the CD One Nation Under by the Dine Navajo rock group Blackfire. He appeared on two tracks, "What Do You See" and "Lying to Myself"; the 2002 CD won "Best Pop/Rock Album of the Year" at
"The More You Live, the More You Love" is a 1984 single by A Flock of Seagulls. It is taken from The Story of a Young Heart; the single was the first out of three singles taken from this LP. The music video was filmed at Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland; this single is the band's last international hit to date. It entered the Top 40 in several other countries, such as Germany and New Zealand. In the United States, it peaked at #56 and #10 in the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Rock Tracks respectively. "The More You Live, the More You Love" had similar success in Belgium, where it peaked at #10. 7" Jive 62 12" Jive T62
Anissa Chan Wong Lai Kuen is a Hong Kong educator. She served as principal of St. Paul's Co-educational College and is Chair of the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum of the Hong Kong Government. In 1980, Chan earned her bachelor's degree in science from the University of Hong Kong, she earned her master's degree in education from the University of London in 1985 and her Ph. D. in education from Monash University in 1993. Chan was a chemistry teacher at Ying Wa Girls' School, she became the principal of SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School for eleven years, subsequently serving as a principal at St. Paul's Co-educational College from 2004 to 2017. During her tenure at St. Paul's Co-educational College, she made several reforms to the school, including introducing a Rites of Passage programme in Australia, Students' Activities Week and the International Baccalaureate curriculum for senior form students. After her retirement, she was invited by the government to chair the Task Force on Review of School Curriculum.
She has discussed proposals to reform the Liberal Studies curriculum of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, by replacing the scale of seven levels from Level 1 to Level 5** with pass/fail. She is a member of the prize selection panel of the Lui Che Woo Prize, she was named an honorary fellow at the Education University of Hong Kong in recognition of her contributions to education. St. Paul's Co-educational College