3rd June 1977 - the Ramones visit Stonehenge. Johnny stays on the bus

The Ramones visited Stonehenge in 1977

On either the 3rd[1] or possibly the 4th June 1977, the Ramones visited Stonehenge.

Mickey Leigh, who was travelling with the band quotes Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads:

“The Talking Heads like to enjoy things and the Ramones loved to hate everything,” Chris Frantz mused. “Or it seemed like they loved to hate everything. Like when we went to Stonehenge and Johnny stayed in the van. He’d snarl, “I DON’T WANT TO STOP HERE. IT’s JUST A BUNCH OF OLD ROCKS!”[2]

David P. Szatmary quotes Dee Dee Ramone:

On a Talking Heads-planed side trip to Stonehenge during the tour, the Ramones refused to leave the bus. “It’s really nothing to see”, explained Dee Dee, “It’s not like going to see a castle”[3]

Footnotes

[1] In ‘On the Road with the Ramones’, Monte A. Melnick says that the visit occurred

'On the '77 tour we had a day off and noticed Stonehenge was on the way'[URL 'On the Road with the Ramones', by By Monte A. Melnick, Frank Meyer].

This would have been when the Ramones were travelling back from Penzance to Canterbury - the free day being June 3rd [Wikipedia List Of Ramones Concerts]

[2] From ‘I slet with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir’ by Mickey Leigh, Link: I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir By Mickey Leigh

[3] A Time to Rock: A Social History of Rock and Roll by David P. Szatmary

Image credit

By Plismo - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

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