Linda Ramone presents the annual tribute to punk rock legend Johnny Ramone, July 30 at Hollywood Forever. A very fun event celebrating some cool things Johnny loved, like cult films, horror movies, collectibles and rock n' roll.
" I’m excited about the upcoming Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on July 30, 2017. Linda Ramone always knows how to bring together fans and celebrate Johnny and the Ramones with a really great time! Howie Pyro will be DJing and there will be a special exhibition where all four of the Ramone paintings that I created will be on view.
I first got into the Ramones in 1984, and they quickly became one of my favorite groups of all time. I saw them live in 1988 and 1989 and the shows were non-stop blistering action. The band was super tight. Johnny leaned into the crowd and didn’t even take his leather jacket off for an hour even though it was sweaty as hell in there. Joey’s hair was in his eyes, but he stayed planted in front of the mic and sounded great. At certain points, I felt like I was going to suffocate or be crushed, but I refused to give up my spot right at the front. It may seem weird to say you are having the time of your life fighting for your life, but that’s the only way I can describe that show. " - Shepard Fairey
Images: Ramones – FROM THE ARCHIVES