Could’a, Should’a, Would’a!

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 · Music/Events/Other


* Could’a, Should’a, Would’a!

The other day in Delray Beach I saw some kids-maybe they were 14 or 15 years old and two of them were wearing -Ramones tee shirts. That sighting- got Jeff Eats to thinking, that I’m probably one of but a handful of people who actually saw the Ramones play live at CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City in 1974 or for that matter at any time during the band’s career.

That sighting also got Jeff Eats thinking about one of my -“could’a, should’a would’a” opportunities…namely to have become affiliated with the guys who signed Blondie in 1974 to a personal management contract- but choosing instead, to affiliate with the guys who took on a punk rock band named The Miamis.

The above posted advertisement ran in the Village Voice on December 1st & 2nd 1974. Notice who got top billing!

Suffice it to say, Could’a, Should’a, Would’a!

8 Comments to “Could’a, Should’a, Would’a!”

  1. Blue and White says...

    Ouch! Timing is truly everything….

  2. ZED says...

    Did you ever personally meet the Ramones?
    What did you think of the band musically?

    • JeffEats says...


      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      Knew Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy and Marky.

      On how good was the band? Now not saying that I was a huge fan, but the Ramones have to be rated as one of the most influential bands of all time.

      Thanks for reading…

  3. Ray says...

    That’s so awesome and I’m not even a huge Ramones fan. Did you know that Hanging on the Telephone is actually originally a song by a band called The Nerves?

    • JeffEats says...


      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      Yes, I knew that The Nerves did it.

      Did you know that Randy & The Rainbows did Denise Denise -Long before Blondie was even a band .

      Thanks for reading…

  4. Mike says...

    Worked at Max’s as a teenage dropout from NYU.
    Knew the Ramones thru their manager Danny.
    A full meal at Max’s could be had for $2.75…

  5. Lodi says...

    Who was your favorite band back then?

  6. JeffEats says...


    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    To answer your question- Wayne County & The Electric Chairs.

    Thanks for reading…

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