The Ramones Rattled Seattle’s Staid Olympic Hotel Exactly 40 Years Ago

by Norm Gregory on March 6, 2017

in History, Music

 

I was there . . .

One of Seattle’s most remarkable rock shows took place when the Ramones shook the Georgian room in the grand old landmark, which in its heyday was the center of Seattle high society 40 years ago today.

The seminal punk group the Ramones played in the staid Olympic Hotel, in the Georgian room, a 3,600-square-foot hall with a beautiful 31-foot ceiling.

Their music literally shook the guests in the lobby as a crowd of 400 to 500, mostly kids, overflowed from the 150-person-capacity venue March 6, 1977. (Via The Seattle Times.)

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