Following its recent debut at the Queens Museum in New York, the Grammy Museum® at L.A. LIVE and Delta Air Lines presented the second of the two-part traveling exhibit, Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.
On the evening of the L.A. launch, Linda Ramone; British pop/punk icon Billy Idol; Seymour Stein, Vice President of Warner Bros. Records and a co-founder of Sire Records, the label that signed the Ramones to their first record deal; artist Shepard Fairey; Monte A. Melnick, longtime tour manager for the Ramones; and Sex Pistol Steve Jones participated in an intimate program in the Clive Davis Theater titled "Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Celebrating 40 Years Of The Ramones." Audience members included drummer Clem Burke, and Jones and Idol performed a couple of tunes.
Co-curated by the Grammy Museum and the Queens Museum, in collaboration with Ramones Productions Inc., the exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversary of the release of the Ramones' 1976 self-titled debut album and contextualizes the band in the larger pantheon of music history and pop culture.
On display through February 2017, the exhibit is organized under a sequence of themes—places, events, songs and artists—and includes items by prominent artists and collectors.
Photos by Emma McIntyre/WireImage
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