Cheap Trick

1. – The Ramones, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, 1979. Difficult to find a band to (almost) close the movie at The Roxy concert. Cheap Trick wasn’t keen (it was a Roger Corman production, not Fox). Legend insists that after getting only $25,000 for the movie, the Ramones had to play Californian gigs to help pay their hotel bills – and Dee Dee’s hospital bill after he ODed in jail following an assault arrest. No wonder he couldn’t remember his seven-word dialogue – “Hey, pizza! It’s great! Let’s dig in!” – was cut to “Hey, pizza!” 

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