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Lot #5328
Ramones Photograph Collection

Two decades on the road with the Ramones

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Two decades on the road with the Ramones

Rare collection of 26 original tour photos of punk rock legends Ramones dated between 1976 and 1996, glossy and satin-finish, ranging in size from 3.5 x 4.5 to 7 x 5, consisting of images from their European and Japanese tours, the band on the set of the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School, and other never-before-seen photos of the Ramones enjoying downtime with family and friends. Photos include: the band during a radio interview; Marky smoking a cigarette; Dee Dee passed out; Richie passed out; Joey and Richie drinking mugs of beer; the Ramones at Disneyland in 1976; Dee Dee passed out again; Joey and Johnny posing with fans in Japan; Joey and Richie groping mannequins; the Ramones posing in front of the Berlin Wall in 1989; Dee Dee, for a third time, passed out; Tommy with Phil Spector in 1977; Marky, Dee Dee, and Johnny with actress P. J. Soles; and the Ramones at the RockWalk of Fame Induction in Los Angeles in 1996. In overall fine condition. These photos were displayed as part of the “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” exhibit at the Queens Museum in New York from April 10, 2016-July 31, 2016, and the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live from September 16, 2016-February 28, 2017. From The Monte A. Melnick Ramones Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #571 - Ended December 12, 2019