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Danny Fields


Danny Fields, a native New Yorker, is one of the most unique characters and a true original innovator in rock & roll history. he has seen it all, been everywhere, met everyone and done everything. As A&R man at major label Elektra he signed the Doors, the MC5 and the Stooges. He introduced America to the Bay City Rollers, was a peripheral member of Warhol’s Factory crowd, introduced some of rock & roll most iconic couples like Nico to Jim Morrison and later on Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Punk pioneer and beyond, Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient.


In 2015 film-maker Brendan Toller named his acclaimed documentary about Fields after the song “Danny Says” which Joey Ramone wrote to him on the Phil Spector produced Ramones LP “End of the century” (1980).


He served as the Ramones manager for their most important and prolific era (1975-1980) and got them signed to Sire Records in 1975. Not only he was there to witness it all and be part of the action by eye and ear but also taking some of the most iconic photographs of their most golden era. His first book of pictures “My Ramones” was published in 2016 and featured hundred of never-before-seen and some of the better-known pictures of NYC’s Fast-Four. His Ramones images reflect the unique look and energy of the band, and in some instances the innocence and naivety of the band in their early years, showing the original line-up of Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone on and off-stage at their absolute peak of creativity.


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Ramones Exhibition

Queens Museum. New York