The Queens Museum in New York City has announced a new retrospective exhibit to chronicle the career of the seminal Forest Hills punk rockers The Ramones. Titled “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk,” according to the museum:
[T]he 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.
The retrospective will exhibit more than 350 items from the group’s archives and goes on display beginning April 10, running until July 31. The show was organized in conjunction with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where a secondary show will open on September 16th before closing out in March 2017.
For more information, check out the Queens Museum’s website.
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