According to City Council Member Donovan Richards’ (D-Laurelton) Twitter feed, the Queens councilman was caught telling members of the press that he had never heard of the Ramones.
We here at QConf, were shocked to learn that Richards did not know more about Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy Ramone of Forest Hills, who are widely regarded as the first punk rock band.
One equally as surprised reporter tweeted @DRichards13 asking, “he represents Queens?”
In Richards’ defense, he replied “Southeast Queens and I’m an 80’s baby.”
QConf understands that Richards may have missed the boat, not being a child of the 70s; however, we strongly advise the Councilman visit “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” for a refresher course in music history.