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BERLIN, Sep 09, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The finishing touches were being put on a museum in Berlin entirely dedicated to New York's seminal punk rockers, the Ramones.
The museum, set to open Tuesday, has more than 300 items collected from the time of the band's genesis in 1974 to the final concert in Los Angeles in 1996, RollingStone.com reported Friday.
The exhibits include hundreds of newspaper clippings, concert flyers, a pair of sneakers that once belonged to the late Johnny Ramone, the late Joey Ramone's old stage glove, a leather jacket signed by the band's original lineup and a vintage early '70s Ramones T-shirt.
Joey died of lymphoma in April 2001 just short of his 50th birthday. Guitarist Dee Dee Ramone died of a drug overdose in June 2002 at age 49. Leader Johnny Ramone died of cancer in September 2004, a month before his 56th birthday.
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