RARE AND PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS OF THE RAMONES BY DANNY FIELDS
‘My RAMONES – Danny Fields’ is a unique document of the band’s early career that will be published on 27th April 2016 as a hardback limited edition.
The photobook collects rare and never before-seen photographs of the Ramones compiled in collaboration with Danny, the band’s first manager. Chosen from his extensive personal archive, all the images of the four founding members of the Ramones were taken between 1975 – 1977 when Fields co-managed them with Linda Stein and had unique access to the band. The photos are accompanied with commentary and captions by Fields adding new perspective and insight to one of the best-known bands in recent music history.
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 sights and just checking things out” says Fields.
Fields and his partner Linda Stein brought 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.
About Danny Fields
Danny Fields is a Godfather in the Rock & Roll community. He has been a journalist, editor, disc jockey, photographer, manager, publicist and record executive throughout his musical tenure. After dropping out of Harvard Law School, he began integrating with Andy Warhol and The Factory crowd. Once acting as the publicist for The Doors, Danny’s career flourished. He went on to work for Elektra Records, and was responsible for discovering and managing The Ramones, MC5 and Iggy and The Stooges. He had a life-long relationship with Linda Eastman McCartney and, after her death, wrote a biography of her life.
Advance orders are now being taken at www.firstthirdbooks.com
About First Third Books
With offices in London and Paris, First Third Books is an independent publisher of quality photo books on alternative music and subcultural life. Previous collaborations include volumes on Punk+ (Sheila Rock’s photos of the early
London punk scene), FELT, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Saint Etienne and Marc Almond.
Coming soon from First Third Books: BIG STAR, LOOKING, (HBO series), JOHN GRANT and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES