Tuesday, February 17, 2009
New York's Finest in LA - 1977
It was 32 years ago yesterday and today, that The Ramones made their sophomore appearance on LA's Sunset Strip.
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.
Coincidentally, all three of those seminal 70s bands are in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!
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.
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.