Ramones manager set to mark 40 year anniversary of band's explosive first UK gig

FORTY years ago tomorrow, on July 4, 1976, the Ramones played their first UK gig.

 

The US punk band – Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy – appeared before a crowd at London’s ­Roundhouse that included members of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers and The Damned.

It’s seen as the day the US lit a fuse under the UK music scene which would explode into the sound and the fury of punk.