On the eve of what would have been Joey Ramone’s 70th birthday, we’re paying tribute to the greatest punk band of all time with this Loud List of unforgettable Ramones moments.
A more important band’s first concert has never been captured on film. On Aug. 16, 1974, the Ramones performed at CBGB’s for the first time in front of a non-existent audience. With a short set of originals played between sporadic fighting between bandmates, the Ramones stunk up the joint with some of the most raw and aggressive music ever written. It just doesn’t get more legendary.