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Hi we're here face to face today with Linda -- wife of the late Johnny Ramone who is the founder and leader of the legendary punk rock band.
The Ramones gather data -- -- had already killed how you do it I'm doing great so last night we're at -- book party yet CB DBs -- what.
Used to be CB -- yes.
It's now John are -- to war clones yes what was -- like being back there.
Act very strange I went to Bob.
-- -- -- the stage because when you walk into the store you can't figure out.
At least and I believe me I've been -- long -- CB GB I team.
Hundred bands from you know the dead boys today Dan did Jan to the Ramones did the Talking Heads.
In many easy plates he beat everybody played like I can't figure out -- stages and we -- back -- Eagles it's right here but with the bath and -- asked.
But now Arthel clean it clean it smells great it looks great -- -- the -- that mean nearly as -- -- -- -- -- A real holes and the guy I was there coupled with your dog you know do whatever it wanted all over the place it but it was -- It was a great -- you'd see -- and it was such an exciting scenes.
Tell me more about the scene well in the beginning the first stage was on the lot I said -- to -- -- -- -- I don't like me.
Now that it Eagles -- probably the only one I wouldn't it very early early.
First is at CBG these and the -- state was.
Right in front of -- -- sat right here right there would be the bank.
Would be incredible like you see the cramps and Brian Gregory and -- -- like his aces and Griese dripping.
You know -- was crazy you know -- -- it was really very like.
A little small -- of seeing and hilly up more -- CB GB because the -- became a bank.
-- made its second day -- which was like.
Now at that point it seemed like a much bigger stage because it was moved from the flaw to our leading you actually can sit at a table and look at the states.
Which as you know pretty much what everybody remembers that second stage Walcott -- since he took -- Now in Johnny's autobiography commando which is coming out tomorrow yes he talks a lot about the old days and he didn't even really see himself as -- as the founder of punk until he went to England is that when the kind of figured out that this is something.
-- -- -- -- -- Up was don't besides it was the Ramones it was like talking -- it was like oxy and punk.
And rocket world so you had a mixture of -- but when they went -- -- England.
This Sex Pistols and people from the clash in the game all looking to see the Ramones and kind of ball was out -- punk scene in New -- -- rates -- -- That's how it's got it pump it out greater knowledge when they were all sitting there with the -- racquets waiting for the Ramones to com.
Another thing that comes out in the book as -- he's a very competitive guy.
And he -- all these guys that the competition.
What do you think -- that was the biggest competition back.
Clash yet but he loved the clash he thought the clash animals with the two best and -- You know help the first -- -- -- clash came Apple's iPhone and -- at the -- And they -- amazing you know that almost as good as the race but why you know and the Sex Pistols while great and had a great racket.
The daily -- one racquet and they never really play you originally Joseph he's girlfriend -- correct yeah how that happened how did you know it was like Joey -- and then in the end following -- journey.
Well what happened -- and that -- when I was eighteen so it was pretty.
And then while I was dating -- Johnny and he became fast friends -- And the way Johnny.
Miller knew would happen but it -- fell love with me and then -- was like in the league jelly.
And Johnny always gets -- -- wants sound like OK and no one wanted to put debate second.
Everybody but the -- so -- we knew.
To be with me -- have to -- -- that was an option again and Johnny knew it take some jelly.
But I you know what I don't even help had a choice.
You know actually.
Yeah I think -- out that would -- you really don't have a job as a giant -- in the lead up.
And that was it and then -- -- Don but I say that my husband for the rest of my his life right which was over twenty that was meant today.
Johnny was also a big big time Republican was that a problem for him in the music industry.
A look at Johnny 'cause I would I I talked -- rounds later.
People who could somebody -- taking -- hanging out Johnny you know and help the link there and you know -- -- Republicans.
-- -- an exception to every challenge is it.
So and meal off friend and fellow Democrats may get -- right now because they Johnny -- -- then.
And -- when John.
Johnny died in 2004.
And the book is coming out this year -- what have you been doing in the past say eight years in low light pattern with the bulk.
Was I had interviews because Johnny did the interviews -- -- -- -- but.
You can't just put Indonesia but photos had to go -- all the photos and I am hoping to photos.
And Nicklaus Johnny was such -- unique interesting person.
He wrote in his lack books throughout his whole life like right before we got I get back it would seem at all.
So I had to go to war the black book to get the most interesting being golden -- the ticket -- he say every -- -- -- for every concert you went that's what The -- -- eighteen tickets that like all.
He collected everything throughout -- -- everything's in being condition.
Sell and when Johnny died at acting but the other half and it's just it was a lot of -- going on Ramones productions and I don't have that old Johnny -- sell I try to.
Promote what Johnny because that's.
Don't all of that it was easy for me to do things so I -- attribute every yet how -- looked at what he's accurate.
Actually has like 3000 it's coming you know we shall horrible movies.
I -- get speak is college friends from -- -- -- out and Rollins all you know everybody comes into law in.
And it's just great so I I mean what's what's that waiting all the -- instant.
These out and and after the Grammy nomination don't get.
Me feeling like achievement like day.
I'm not saying it isn't just you know.
There as a -- a big but -- legacy but.
I felt that and that I -- eight is you know what it's time for the book.
All the you know Brothers and XY and all these other people's battery -- books.
-- I felt.
Johnny is from beginning to.
-- his whole -- life exactly so.
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