Vocalist and guitarist who led the punk rock band The Ramones, known for songs like "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Sedated."
He was involved with the group Artists United Against Apartheid.
His idol was Pete Townshend.
He was diagnosed with OCD at the age of eighteen. His band before The Ramones was called Sniper.
He was born to parents Charlotte Mandell and Noel Hyman and had one brother, Mickey Leigh.