Friday, September 9, 2016

Grammy Museum to host Ramones exhibit

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will host an exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the release of The Ramones' groundbreaking 1976 self-titled debut album.

Running September 16 through February 28, 2017, “Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones And The Birth Of Punk” will explore the band’s legacy in the context of music history and pop culture while featuring items from more than 50 public and private collection across the world.

Included in the exhibit are contributions from Ramones tour manager Monte Melnick, Joey Ramone’s brother and Ramones’ original stage manager Mickey Leigh, and Johnny Ramone’s wife Linda.

Additional artifacts will also include personal memorabilia such as clothing and instruments.

"This is so amazing, the best Ramones collection ever," says Linda Ramone. "Gonna be a real cool time, fun for all! Gabba Gabba Hey!"

The Grammy Museum display is the second of two-part exhibition co-curated with the Queens Museum in New York, in collaboration with Ramones Productions Inc.

The Queens Museum hosted the first part between April and July that focused on the lasting influence the punk rockers had on their hometown, from their start in Queens to their history-making performances at CBGB and beyond.

The Ramones recently released a 40th anniversary expanded reissue of their 1976 album debut that includes a remastered stereo version of the self-titled project, a new mono mix and a pair of live sets at The Roxy.

See also:

AUDIO: Ramones rock Blitzkrieg Bop live on expanded debut album reissue
Ramones announce expanded 40th anniversary debut album reissue
Ramones film to be directed by Martin Scorsese
VIDEO: Rob Zombie leads 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute
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