Danny Fields

Born 1941

Danny Fields is an American journalist and author. As a music industry executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of Punk. He managed Iggy and the Stooges, as well as the Ramones, as has worked in various roles with Jim Morrison, the MC5, and the Velvet Underground and the Modern Lovers. Fields has been described as "one of the godfathers of Punk".… Read More

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1941 Birth Born in 1941.


1959 18 Years Old Fields grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959, he attended Harvard Law School, but left during his first year.
1960 19 Years Old He moved to Manhattan's Greenwich Village in 1960, briefly enrolled at New York University, and became involved with the burgeoning downtown arts and music scene. … Read More


Fields hosted a radio show on New Jersey's WFMU during its groundbreaking 1968-1969 free-form years, and he was hired by Elektra Records as a publicist. … Read More
1970 29 Years Old He later penned the liner notes for the band's historic Live At Max's Kansas City album, recorded in 1970, but released in 1972, after the band broke up. … Read More


1975 34 Years Old In 1975, Fields discovered the Ramones at CBGB, and helped get them signed to Sire Records. … Read More
1980 39 Years Old The 1980 Ramones album End of the Century includes the track "Danny Says", about Fields.


1990 49 Years Old Fields later managed other performers, including The Modern Lovers and Steve Forbert. In 1990, Fields discovered singer-songwriter Paleface at a performance in New York's Chameleon club and became his manager: he helped the young artist get signed to Polygram Records. … Read More
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