TP 50
TP 50 May 1980
Mitch Kearney took the four portraits of the Ramones, as well as a wall we could slap them on. Inside, publisher Ira Robbins noted "an incredible rise in popularity for the music we've been covering. Not only have English bands been coming over to tour amid unprecedented airplay and sales, but quality American groups are finding the heartland easier to reach than ever before. The Clash's immense breakthrough in this country gratifies and reaffirms our faith in the rock public's open-mindedness." This issue introduced our new America Underground columnist, a teenaged Tim Sommer, taking over after four years from Jim Green, who continued to cover 45s (remember them?) for the magazine in his Green Circles column.

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