Punk rocker Johnny Ramone, AKA John Cummings, was born 61 years ago on this date.
Johnny was infamous in the punk community as being one of a few conservatives.
"Punk was never dead for Johnny Ramone, though. He remained a voice for those in the punk movement who were independent thinking conservatives, and proud of their country. He never forgot that the whole point of punk was to not walk in lockstep conformity." -Robert Jones
A long-lost interview with the punk godfather has been rescued from some pretty eaten-up magnetic tapes. Conducted in March, 2003 by Conpunk columnist Robert Jones shortly before Ramone's untimely death at the age of 55, this lost interview is now being made public.
(interview via Conservative Punk)