Ramones Museum & Bar
14 April, 2014
The Ramones is the most famous punk group of all times and its rebellious and non-conformist image will always be related to the city of New York and the CBGB, the down-at-heel club that shot them to fame in the middle of the 1970s. But the musical world turns in many ways and thanks to a quirk of fate, we have found out that the only museum in the world dedicated to the legendary group of Joey, Johnny, Tommy and Dee Dee is in fact in the back room of a bar in Berlin.
This adventure of epic proportions can trace its roots back to almost two decades ago, when Flo Haylerdecided to invite the public to view his collection of Ramones photos and t-shirts to the public. He never thought that such a kitsch idea would turn his dining room into an “official” museum and that he would be visited by tens of thousands of fans from all corners of the world.
But what can you see in this museum? In short: everything and more. You will learn about the history of the Ramones from their beginnings to their break up through hundreds of photos, videos and a host of posters from their tours. In addition, the permanent exhibition has the attraction that it mainly concentrates on the tours the band did in Germany and the famous visit they made in 1989 that coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Also worth a mention is the small stage where rock concerts are held and its bar is a regular haunt of famous musicians passing through the city (including: Pearl Jam, Social Distortion, The Subways and many more).
By David Moreu
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14 April, 2014