Legs McNeil

‘The First Time I Saw The Ramones’ at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Photographer Tom Hearn spent the night of July 22, 1976 at the Acadia Ballroom in New Haven, Connecticut. Attending at the behest of friend Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk Magazine, that was the first time he saw the Ramones play live. And he captured it on film for posterity. Now, those images are on display […]

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40 Years of ‘Punk Magazine’ Celebrated with New LES Exhibit

Posted January 13, 2016 at 9:29 am

Head over to the East Village tomorrow to raise a glass to the highly influential and crucial publication that championed all things NYC punk and then some—Punk Magazine. After all, they hailed The Ramones as the most important punk rock band in the world from the get-go. Legs McNeil was the “resident punk,” and a […]

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Arturo Vega, Designer of Ramones’ Logo and Confidant, Dies at 65

Last modified June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

Arturo Vega, longtime Lower East Sider known for his artistic association with the Ramones, passed away yesterday afternoon. He was 65. Cause of death is unknown at the moment, but Punk Magazine co-founder Legs McNeil announced the sad tidings on his Facebook page with the following message: RIP: ARTURO VEGA: 1948-2013 Sleep gently my dear […]

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How to Dress Punk – A Tutorial [Video]

Posted September 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

This next video probably has all the old punk rockers of yore rolling around in the respective gravesites. Check it, after the jump!

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