Danny Fields
Danny Fields
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".
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'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight
NPR - 5 months
A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be "candid yet unrevealing."
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A Life on the Edges of Fame
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Danny Fields is famous for making other people famous. Now in the new documentary ‘Danny Says,’ the behind-the-scenes player talks sex, drugs and the punk era.
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Rock Paper Photo: Punk Fashion on View at the Met... But You Can Collect It Right Here
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Punk fashion was the theme of the 2013 Annual Costume Ball organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. It's one of New York's most coveted tickets. But if your invitation never arrived in the mail for some mysterious reason, we hope you didn't throw yourself down on a broken bottle of glass in protest. We cordially invite you to behold some of the best punk photography -- and punk fashion -- assembled anywhere. Rock Paper Photo features work by the genre's leading photographers including Roberta Bayley, Danny Fields, GODLIS and Steve Emberton. You can purchase images on display at the Met's related exhibit -- "Punk: Chaos to Couture" -- as hand-signed limited editions. No admission necessary. Lighting up fans from the gritty club stages of New York, London, San Francisco and Boston, punk artists played perfectly to the cameras as well. Joey Ramone and Deborah Harry, for example, spent an entire day in the summer of '77 on a multiple-location ...
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La Punk attitude est au Renoma Café Gallery - Maison.com
Google News - over 5 years
... seront également exposés à la boutique Renoma : Richard Bellia, Bruno Blum, Alain Dister, Brad Elterman, Danny Fields, Bobby Grossman, Bob Gruen, Mick Mercer, François Poulain, Pierre René-Worms, Sue Rynski, Dominique Tarlé, Pierre Terrasson,
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El testamento musical de Nico - POP etc (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“El debú musical de la verdadera Nico fue The Marble Index”, asegura Danny Fields, el cazatalentos que descubrió a los Stooges y logró que el sello Elektra le contratara un disco a Nico. Publicado en 1968, The Marble Index hizo que florecieran sus
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rock Scene. embriões do punk com vida online - i Informação
Google News - over 5 years
Somem-se os contributos de Bob Gruen, Lee Black Childers, Danny Fields, Roberta Bayley, Stephanie Chernikowski e Richard Creamer, na categoria de fotógrafos lendários, e os conselhos de Wayne County na sua coluna "Ask Wayne" e ficamos com a
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Why John Cameron Mitchell's Mattachine Is The Queerest - and Coolest- Club Ever - LA Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"It's usually a friend or just someone who's influenced us. Past honorees have included Danny Fields (The Ramones' manager), The B-52's' Fred Schneider, Jake Scheers (The Scissor Sisters), and Randy Jones (the cowboy from the Village People)."
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PUNK ATTITUDE chez Renoma à partir du 21 octobre prochain - Toute la culture
Google News - over 5 years
Exceptionnellement réunis, 15 photographes de renom sont exposés à la boutique Renoma et au Renoma Café Gallery, avec pour la plupart des photos inédites : Richard Bellia, Bruno Blum, Alain Dister, Brad Elterman, Danny Fields, Bobby Grossman,
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CJ RAMONE - Arkansas Times
Google News - over 5 years
As the band's first manager, Danny Fields, put it in "Please Kill Me," the beyond-essential oral history of punk rock, "On the two-hundredth anniversary of our freedom, we were bringing Great Britain a gift that was forever going to disrupt their
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Picks of the week - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
More recently, Paleface -- who for awhile was managed by Stooges/MC5/Ramones guru Danny Fields -- has been an associate of the Avett Brothers, but despite the cult status of his 1991 college radio hit "(Rock and Roll Made Me Want to) Burn and Rob,"
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After 20 Years of Fizzled Big Breaks, Paleface Finally Gets Serious - Knoxville Metro Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
He was friends with Daniel Johnston and Beck before anybody knew who either one of them was; in the early 1990s he was managed by Danny Fields, who had also managed the Ramones and the Stooges. In more recent years he has performed with the Yeah Yeah
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Stooges signed by Elektra - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
On 22 September 1968, Elektra Records' publicity director, Danny Fields, travelled to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see the MC5's fusion of insurrectionary politics and high-energy rock'n'roll. He was floored by the experience. He was even more floored when
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Waller Wonders: Gaggle of doctors can't stop gab fest - Your Houston News
Google News - over 5 years
Happy summer birthday to Dianne Brazell, Sue Paben, Karyn Jordan Sanders, Sharon Garrett, Mike Wright, Kirby Cromeans, Andrew Mikeska McCaffety, Danny Fields Jr., Yanel Delacruz, Ami Williamson, Joshua Travis Miller, Melanie Harrison, Paul Fritzsching,
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Jamie Lennox, Rockologist - San Diego Reader
Google News - over 5 years
... up and announced the band's van wouldn't start and the equipment trucks had already left for LA Joe piped in that he had a pickup truck, and, the next thing we knew, we were driving north with four Ramones and manager Danny Fields in the truck bed
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Punk: Attitude [film] - Punknews.org
Google News - almost 6 years
Here's a list of things not even mentioned once: Danny Fields, Pere Ubu, Little Johnny Jewel, Seymour Stein, Descendents, Hüsker Dü, Steve Albini, the evolution of indie rock, Touch and Go Records, and emo—including all eras thereof
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Tammy Faye Starlight Leads CHELSEA MÄDCHEN At The Duplex - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Starlite's fans include living rock legend Danny Fields who was close to the Teutonic terror and got her signed to Elektra Records. Fields says he initially didn't think a tribute to Nico 'should ever be done,' because the German singer was sui generis
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Fields
    FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After leaving the music business, Fields co-authored Dream On, the biography of Warhol actress Cyrinda Foxe, the wife of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. He subsequently wrote Linda McCartney: A Portrait, which was turned into a television miniseries by CBS. Fields currently lives in New York City. Interviews with Fields are included in the documentaries: Nico: Icon (1995), We're Outta Here! (1997), 25 Years of Punk (2001), MC5: A True Testimonial (2002), End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2003), and A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007), It's Alive 1974-1996 (2007), and Lords of the Revolution: Andy Warhol (2009).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 39
    The 1980 Ramones album End of the Century includes the track "Danny Says", about Fields.
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  • 1975
    Age 34
    In 1975, Fields discovered the Ramones at CBGB, and helped get them signed to Sire Records.
    More Details Hide Details As the band's co-manager, with Linda Stein, Fields brought the band to England, where they had an enormous impact, inspiring the nascent UK punk movement, including such bands as the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. Under Fields' management the Ramones recorded Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Fields was one of the first people in the music business to be openly gay, at a time when most were closeted.
  • 1968
    Age 27
    In September 1968, Fields visited Detroit and Ann Arbor on the recommendation of two fellow DJs at WFMU.
    More Details Hide Details He recommended to Elektra that the label sign the MC5 and The Stooges. Both bands served as major inspirations for the US and UK punk music movements of the mid-to-late 1970s.
    Despite this mutual antagonism, Fields' PR skills got Morrison on many key teen magazine covers in 1968.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Elektra, which had primarily been a folk music label, was having huge success in the rock record market with The Doors, and hired Fields to publicize the band, despite the fact (discussed by Fields in numerous interviews) that he and lead singer Jim Morrison did not like each other.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Fields was an editor at a music magazine, Datebook, when he began frequenting Max's Kansas City It was there that he developed connections to Andy Warhol's Factory social circle. Fields occasionally shared his loft with Warhol actress Edie Sedgwick, and wrote an account of the Warhol-sponsored Velvet Underground during their early years.
  • 1959
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Age 0
    Born in 1941.
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