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Sunday, August 18th the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles will pay tribute to the late Johnny Ramone for the ninth year in a row. After passing away in 2004, fans have paid tribute at the eight foot statue of the iconic guitarist located in the cemetery.
This years event will be hosted by cult film maker John Waters and will feature a screening of Waters 1990 flock “Cry-Baby” and also features and appearance and signing from co-star Traci Lords (other special guests have been promised as well). Rare footage and music videos from the Ramones will also be played.
Ramone was widely known to be a fan of smaller, independent art movies – “so much so that he planned to become a cult film director after the Ramones ended.” Previous tributes at the cemetery have featured screenings of films like “Night of the Living Dead” and “Freaks”
Arguably, the most popular aspect of these tribute events is the Johnny Ramone look alike contests. There’s nothing quite like a sea of people in leather jackets, bowl cuts and Converse – though dressing up as any member of the Ramones is encouraged. As always, the contest is judged by Ramone’s wife Linda.
Tickets for the event are on-sale now – proceeds will benefit the Johnny Ramone Research Fund for prostate cancer.