As the Beatles are to Liverpool, so are the Ramones to Queens. Otherwise known as Johnny, Tommy Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, the pioneers of the rock ‘n’ roll genre will now see to a retrospective exhibition that will examine the group’s influence on both music and art. Presented as “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk,” the Laura Raicovich directed museum will also focus on Queens as a Petri dish of global culture.
Set to debut April 10 to July 31, it will include more than 350 objects from the band’s archives, as well as the archives of their spokesperson and designer Arturo Vega, with other artists such as Shepard Fairey and Yoshitomo Nara and the magazines Mad and Punk. The show was organized with Los Angeles’s Grammy Museum, where a second part of the exhibit will open on September 16.
According to the museum: "The exhibition will be organized under a sequence of themes — places, events, songs, and artists. Welcoming visitors will be Punk Magazine co-founder John Holmstrom’s specially commissioned cartoon map tracing the band’s path from Forest Hills to the downtown nightclub CBGB. Rare artifacts such as a recently unearthed early press package and early flyers and lyrics, represent the musicians’ Queens upbringings and their transformation."
For more information visit the Queens Museum official website.