The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society



Ricco's (I)

317 W. Main, Belleville IL

Owners: Frank Gioppo, Tony Augustine

Manager: Gerry Gioppo







1976 Ramones show


The Runaways at Ricco's in March, 1976

L to r, Vicki Blue, Sandy West, Joan Jett and Lita Ford

The infamous Ramones/Runaways show in 1976...I WAS THERE!




Griffin onstage at Ricco's in 1977






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Thanks to Kerry Manderbach for Runaways photos