The KKK Took My Baby Away by David F. Ross

The KKK Took My Baby Away by David F. Ross

I have Jasper to thank for my enduring love of The Ramones and my unshakeable belief that they were the most influential yet under-rated band of all time. In the late, boiling summer of 1976, when I was about to enter my thirteenth year on this planet, he was the first manifestation of anything ‘punk’ any of us had ever seen. Jasper’s real name was Anthony Taylor. He was known as Jasper because, allegedly, his dad had been cautioned for inappropriate sexual behaviour with a teenage girl; Anthony; guilty by association, had thus become Jasper the Grasper …

 

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