‘MY RAMONES” REVEALS THE BAND BEFORE THEY HIT IT BIG
The original manager of The Ramones, Danny Fields, has a new book, ”My Ramones” featuring hundreds of unseen photos of the beloved punk band from 1972 to 1974. Those were the very early years, before the band achieved fame and success. Fields’ book has photos of the Ramones luxuriating at the Sunset Marquis hotel on an early visit to LA – they felt like celebrities because there was a pool right outside their doors. Joey Ramone, (the “godfather of punk”) who had Marfan Syndrome, was self conscious about his 6’6” height and tried to minimize it, as can be seen in the photo above, taken in Washington DC.