Joey on the Beach in Turin

This is one of my best photos. Not because of the quality but because of Joey. The Ramones were in Turin, Italy in July of ’92 or ’93. I talked to Joey all night long at their hotel after their brilliant gig. He was so cool, kind and funny. Joey answered ALL my questions without hesitation. I’ve met a lot of so-called rock stars because I play, too, and I’m a professional DJ, but I’ve never met a guy so down to earth as Joey … and he was he King of Punk! I met all The Ramones, but Joey is unforgettable, really.