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Rare Ramones Photos Exhibit Celebrates 40 Years Of Attitude

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The Ramones are the platonic ideal of a rock band: buzzsaw guitar riffs, bubblegum hooks, a whole lotta 'tude, and the beat-up Chuck Taylors, ripped jeans, and leather jackets to match.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album—one of the most perfect 29 minutes in pop music—West Hollywood's Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel hosts an exhibit of rare Ramones photos taken by legendary music photographers, including Bob Gruen and Mick Rock.

The exhibit, which runs from only from April 30 to May 6, will be curated by Linda Ramone, widow of guitarist Johnny Ramone.

"The Ramones set the tone for what punk rock was supposed to sound like," said Morrison Hotel Gallery partner Timothy White in a press release. "We wanted to create a comprehensive exhibit that includes never seen before images... I'm very excited about this exhibit, and about working with Linda Ramone, and all the great photographers involved."

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Perhaps the most serendipitous of all photos to appear in the exhibit is one taken by Brad Elterman, showing the group standing at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alta Loma Road—where the Sunset Marquis Hotel is located:

The Morrison Hotel Gallery is located at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 1200 Alta Loma Road in West Hollywood, (310) 881-6025.