Happy birthday, America

The front page of the Syracuse Herald-American, from Sunday, July 4, 1976.

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(Discovered last week during cleanout of cellar)

One Reply to “Happy birthday, America”

  1. On this date 7/4/76:

    The Ramones played their first show ever in London. It was a seminal event in the history of punk rock: among the concert-goers were members of nascent bands The Clash, Sex Pistols, Siouxie & The Banshees, X-Ray Spex. The punk DIY ethos led to almost everyone in attendance to start their own bands. Punk rock was born on the 4th of July!

    Meanwhile I was playing tennis with my friends (we had just finished up 10th grade) and boycotting bicentennial events because in our teenage minds, they were sooo lame!

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