The GRAMMY Museum’s newest exhibit Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk is set to open Friday, September 16th. The exhibit will be on display through February 2017 at the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live.
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.
The exhibit is organized under a sequence of themes — places, events, songs, and artists —and includes items by figures such as:
- Arturo Vega (who, along with the Ramones, designed the famed Ramones logo)
- Sergio Aragones (cartoonist for Mad magazine)
- John Holmstrom (Punk magazine founder and cartoonist)
- and Shepard Fairey
Also included in the exhibit are contributions from the personal collections of:
- Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone’s brother and Ramones’ original stage manager)
- Linda Ramone (Johnny Ramone’s wife)
- and Monte Melnick (Ramones’ tour manager)
And rock photographers such as:
- Roberta Bayley (who shot the first Ramones album cover)
- Bob Gruen
- David Godlis
- Danny Fields (Ramones’ first manager)
- Jenny Lens
- and others who were intimately involved with the group throughout their career
Additional artifacts will also include personal memorabilia such as clothing and instruments.
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