Danny Says, the recent documentary about influential rock publicist, manager and journalist Danny Fields, will be released today via iTunes, Amazon Video and on-demand services, and also will open in select theaters in a number of major U.S. cities. The film chronicles Fields’ eventful life and the role he played in helping introduce the world to such artists as The Stooges, The MC5 and The Ramones.
The movie features interviews with Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, the late Tommy Ramone, Judy Collins, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer and Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, who all share colorful anecdotes about Fields.
After dropping out of Harvard Law School, Fields began hanging out at Andy Warhol‘s famous New York City art studio The Factory, befriending such music artists as Lou Reed and Nico. He later became director of publicity for Elektra, working with such acts as The Doors, The Stooges, The MC5 and Collins.
Fields later went on to manage The Ramones, who immortalized him in their 1979 song “Danny Says.” In trailer for the film, Fields recalls how he first reacted to seeing the punk pioneers perform. “The Ramones knocked me over like an atomic wind,” he says. “I just said right away, ‘I want to be your manager.'”
Check out the trailer and find out where upcoming screenings of the film will take place at MagPictures.com/DannySays.
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