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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