Iconic punk promoter ESTHER WONG has died in California, aged 88.

Wong, the owner of revered Los Angeles club MADAME WONG'S, hosted landmark concerts by the Ramones, Oingo Boingo and THE KNACK among others.

She was famous for her tough attitude and once halted the Ramones mid-show to berate the band members for scrawling graffiti on a backstage wall.