This week’s Off-Ramp song of the week is “California Sun” by the Ramones. Their 1977 version of the Riveria's hit is a classic for sure - but the Ramones hail from the East Coast. What's that got to do with Los Angeles?
We’re seeing a lot of California Sun this weekend. It’s supposed to hit 103 degrees on Saturday. But also there’s two Ramones related events going on in LA right now:
On Sunday, July 24 The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is hosting a tribute to guitarist Johnny Ramone - there’ll be a pop up gallery with Ramones photos, and a screening of 1979’s "Rock N’ Roll High School," which stars the band.
Or maybe you’d rather head Downtown, where the Bootleg Theater is hosting “Four Chords and a Gun,” a play that tells the real life story of the harrowing, insane time the band recorded an album with Phil Spector as producer.