JOHNNY AND JOEY RAMONE AT THE TROPICANA MOTOR HOTEL
Photo Credit: Buzz Foto
Flashback: We just LOVE this 1976 photo by Brad Elterman of The Ramones in front of what used to be the Tropicana Motor Hotel in West Hollywood. In the photo you can see Joey and Johnny at their rockstar peak. The Tropicana was rock n roll central in those days. Everybody stayed there and the management seemed to turn a blind eye to noise, drugs, booze, groupies, and loud music. Also Duke’s Coffee Shop was connected to the hotel and somebody famous – like Tom Waits - was always there recovering from a hangover.