The RAMONES – ” Live The Roundhouse ” London, England 4th July 1976 (First Show In the UK)

Posted: July 5, 2018 in MUSIC
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The Ramones performing at the Roundhouse in England, 1976

On this day in 1976, the Ramones perfomed their first UK show at the Roundhouse in London, where they are credited with bringing the punk genre to the mainstream in England.

Just four months after the release their highly-influential self-titled debut, the Ramones made their international debut, performing in England as a support for The Flamin’ Groovies on a bill that also includes The Stranglers.

While legend states that members of The Clash and the Sex Pistols were in attendance (in actuality, the former were playing their debut show in support of the latter that same evening), a number of other musicians, including members of The Damned, were in fact there, and the gig is considered as one of the most influential moments in punk history.

A sold-out show the following night does manage to attract members of The Clash, the Sex Pistols, The Damned, and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, marking the moment at which punk went mainstream, and the aforementioned musicians found themselves able to break down the barriers that held them back, eventually changing the face of music forever.

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