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The Ramones music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte Melnik served as The Ramones road manager from their early New York club days in the 70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as babysitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver.
Monte Melnik was The Ramones' road manager from their New York club days in the 1970s to their farewell gigs in 1996. He was often cited as the fifth Ramone and was, in his own words, their "babysitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver". This is his story.
Biography of the man who handled every Ramones tour. Full of memorabilia and interviews with the surviving members of the band.