Fresh Air, Wendy Swallow and remembering Joey Ramone

  • by Terry Gross
  • Narrated by Terry Gross
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Writer Wendy Swallow and remembering rock musician Joey Ramone, on this edition of Fresh Air. Swallow is a former staff writer for The Washington Post. She's written a new memoir about divorce, Breaking Apart: Dreaming of Divorce. She writes about the slow unraveling of her 12-year marriage, and the impact on herself, her husband, and their two sons. (Broadcast Date: April 17, 2001) Ramone was the lead singer of the punk band the Ramones. He died on Sunday at the age of 49. He had lymphoma. From their start in 1974, the Ramones combined fast, deafening guitar with precise drumming to create a hurricane of sound. Their songs had titles like "Beat on the Brat," "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue." (Original Broadcast Date: September 8, 1988)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-17-2001
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM