Rare Photos of the Ramones by their Manager Danny Fields

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Dee Dee by the pool in Los Angeles, 1976. © Danny Fields.

Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York; after a 17 minute set, he met with the four founding members and told them that he wanted to be their manager.

I had to bribe them with $3000 which they said they needed for a new set of drums. I went to Florida, asked my mother to lend me the money, came back with her cheque, and got the job. I photographed the band on tour, backstage, in the studio, walking around, meeting fans, seeing the sighs and just checking things out.

Fields and his partner Linda Stein bright the band to London in July 1976, where their appearances at the Roundhouse and Dingwall’s had an indelible influence on the emerging punk scene in the UK.

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New York, 1976 © Danny Fields

Dee Dee Ramone with Jordan, one of the original English punks of the ‘Bromley Contingent’, in London, July 1976. Danny Fields copy

Dee Dee Ramone with Jordan, one of the original English punks of the ‘Bromley Contingent’, in London, July 1976. © Danny Fields

'My Ramones' by Danny Fields, cover. You can buy it from First Third Books. It's amazing!

‘My Ramones’ by Danny Fields, cover. You can buy it from First Third Books. It’s amazing!

 

Joey by the pool in LA, 1976. © Danny Fields

Joey by the pool in LA, 1976. © Danny Fields

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The Ramones recording their first video, 1976. © Danny Fields

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The Ramones in Houston, 1976. © Danny Fields

The Ramones in France 1976. © Danny Fields

The Ramones on a coach in France 1976. © Danny Fields

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Johnny Ramone in France, 1976. © Danny Fields

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The Ramones in Houston, 1976. © Danny Fields

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Johnny Ramone in LA, 1976 © Danny Fields

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Chrissie Hynde, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James of the Damned join the Ramones, London 1976. © Danny Fields

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Johnny and Joey while recording the Ramones’ first LP, 1976. © Danny Fields

Joey Ramone at the Round House, London, 1976. © Danny Fields