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Statue of Johnny Ramone to be unveiled on January 14

A statue in memory of legendary Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone will be unveiled by his wife Linda in a public ceremony on January 14 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. The monument will be located not far from where Johnny’s bandmate Dee Dee is also buried. A ceremony will take place from 3-5 PM and feature speeches from some of Johnny’s closest friends. The bronze statue, created by artist Wayne Toth, will capture Johnny in his memorable stance playing his Mosrite guitar. A quote from the guitarist is written in stone: “If a man can judge success by how many great friends he has, then I have been very successful.” Johnny Ramone died on September 15, 2004 at his home in Los Angeles.