Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Today is Punk's Birthday in the USA


August 16, 1974, a club on the Bowery in NYC called CBGB hosted the very first gigs of two bands we would come to know and love.

The headliner, four boys from the borough of Queens who called themselves The Ramones, and supporting them, a band of scruffy New York/New Jersey musicians and a lovely, blonde-haired former Playboy Bunny who called themselves Angel and the Snake. They would later change their name to Blondie.

All these photos are from a Ramones/Blondie gig performed 2 1/2 years later in Los Angeles at the renowned Whisky A Go Go, but the players are the same.

Happy Birthday New York Punk Rock Scene! Gabba Gabba Hey


Joey Ramone


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