RE: Photo of The Ramones at Bowery & Bleecker

Hi Bob,

Just want to say thanks for letting us use your photo at the end of our video, (I Wanna Go To) New York City!

Here is the finished video with your picture at the end:

It’s our rendition of a song by The Demics of London, Ontario, Canada.  Someone once said The Demics wrote the song to gently poke fun at another local London band at the time whose members were so obsessed with Lou Reed and the flourishing New York punk scene. Those bands yearned to escape from their own mundane lives and join NYC, punk paradise.

We also wanted to share that a huge print of your photo hangs in a bar in Toronto called The Hideout, owned by the Good brothers. We’ll be performing there on March 25 during Canadian Music Fest. Marky Ramone had signed the photo and offered it to the Good brothers as a gift.

We followed an incident when a girl was recorded on a security camera stealing the photo from the bar -she just walked right out the side door with it. The guys at The Hideout were extremely fortunate to have it returned later!

That print of your photo and the attached story were a huge inspiration for the video:

Theft, punk rock, New York City, The Ramones, CBGB‘s, an iconic picture – all storyboard material : )

Thanks again Bob!

Rock ‘n f’n Roll

Crimson Laurier

The Bloody Five

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