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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Day of the Dead

Halloween is my favorite of all holidays. Depending on where you are and the traditions you grew up with, it could be All Hallows Eve.... the party before the Day of the Dead....

And I am taking this opportunity to pay tribute to our punk friends who have passed away. This past couple weeks has been a sad one for punk rockers.... Sandy West of the Runaways and my dear friend, Randy Kaye of Slash Records and a founder of Lobotomy both passed away in their mid-40's. Too young, too soon...... too sad.

Joey Ramone, above

Frank Secich, Stiv Bators & Greg Shaw
Stiv Bators, Greg Shaw pictured here with Frank Secich, who is very much alive.

Lance Loud - Halloween
Lance Loud, in a photo taken on Halloween 1977

Dee Dee Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone

Johnny Ramone 1977
Johnny Ramone

Darby Crash 1977
Darby Crash

Jeffrey Lee Pierce, 1980
Jeffrey Lee Pierce

Johnny Thunders
Johnny Thunders

There are so many more.... Rest In Peace

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For the best book on the Ramones read,
"On The Road With The Ramones"

This is a MUST-HAVE book for all Ramones fans. It's an inside look from the people who were actually there witnessing and experiencing all the extreme highs and lows of one of rock's greatest bands. The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days at CBGB's in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as "baby-sitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver." It's such a fascinating read, you'll have a hard time putting it down. Buy it, read it, and then revisit their albums. You'll never look at the Ramones in the same light.