Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB
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August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones.
Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival.
The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus to paint a tribute mural dedicated to the progenitors of punk. It’s big, located beside Saxon & Parole on the Bowery. But, actually on the Bleecker Street facade, across from the onetime dive. The one-story illustration portrays Joey Ramone front-and-center wearing boxing gloves.
It’s a nice mural and all, but where are the rest of the Ramones?