Danny Fields

The Ramones manager was friends with Andy Warhol and Nico, helped launch the Doors into superstardom, was the first person to play the Ramones to Lou Reed introduced Iggy Pop to David Bowie, and is immortalised in the Ramones tune ‘Danny Says’. He and his inner circle were the revolutionaries of the 60s and 70s that brought about what we know as alternative culture.

Danny was born and raised in New York City, where he lives. After attending the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Law School, he returned to New York, where he became: Managing Editor of Datebook Magazine; Editor of Hullaballoo Magazine; Editor of “16” Magazine; Publicity Director of Elektra Records; columnist for the Soho Weekly News and other publications; artists’ manager (Lou Reed [for two weeks], Iggy Pop, the Ramones), freelance writer and photographer. Fields’ archives

have been acquired by Yale University; My Ramones, his book of photographs of the band, with his commentary, was published in 2016; Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Rock by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, now translated into 14 languages, is dedicated to him; and he is the subject of documentary directed by Brendan Toller and currently in worldwide release titled Danny Says.

 

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