Fans of Dee Dee Ramone who have deep pockets will now have a chance to own some of the singer’s personal items. Moreover, it is reported that they will be sold for a hefty price of $1.5 million.
Here is everything you need to know.
Dee Dee Ramone’s personal items to be auctioned
Dee Dee Ramone’s former wife, Vera Boldis, has joined hands with Moments In Time auctions to sell a bunch of the singer’s stuff.
In addition, she is reportedly auctioning the items for a whopping amount of $1.5 million.
Furthermore, Boldis has kept the collection from the original member of The Ramones for over forty years.
Meanwhile, the buyer who is willing to spend $1.5 million will acquire nearly a thousand items from Ramone’s personal collection.
According to reports, the list consists of multiple items including lyrics, clothes, love letters as well as his wedding album.
Besides that, fans might also get an opportunity to get their hand on the gold and diamond ‘King’ necklace as well as Ramone’s ties.
Additionally, Boldis has also put a signed copy of the group’s notorious fifth studio album ‘End of the Century’ on the auction block. For the unversed, the record was initially released back in 1980.
Dee Dee Ramone claimed that he did not record End of the Century
Dee Dee Ramone whose real name was Douglas Colvin was the bassist of the punk rock band Ramones. However, he left the group in 1989 with C.J. Ramone replaced him.
Moreover, Ramone alleged in his 2000 autobiography Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones that producer Phil Spector held the band hostage while they were working on End of the Century.
Ramone wrote, ‘He leveled his gun at my heart and then motioned for me and the rest of the band to get back in the piano room.’
He added, ‘He only holstered his pistol when he felt secure that his bodyguards could take over. Then he sat down at his black concert piano and made us listen to him play and sing ‘Baby, I Love You’ until well after 4:30 in the morning.’
Moreover, Ramone shared, ‘We had been working for at least fourteen or fifteen hours a day for thirteen days straight, and we still hadn’t recorded one note of music.’
He continued, ‘To this day, I still have no idea how they made the album End of the Century, or who actually played bass on it.’