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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New York's Finest in LA - 1977

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It was 32 years ago yesterday and today, that The Ramones made their sophomore appearance on LA's Sunset Strip.

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They debuted at the Roxy in August of 1976, and in February 77, they headlined a New York's finest set of days at the Whisky a Go Go down the street with Blondie opening. Blondie headlined the previous two days, sharing the stage with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Tommy Ramone

Coincidentally, all three of those seminal 70s bands are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!

Dee Dee Ramone

These gigs showed me what Beatlemania might possibly have been like. My friends and I were excited and had been anticipating the double-header of these CBGB all stars for weeks, if not months.

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Not sure if it is "fun" being a superstar... but it seems that the blonde faction of that week in February 1977 at the Whisky a Go Go made it all the way to the top of the charts and made grand careers out of chart topping.

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