R.I.P., Hilly Kristal

29 Aug

CBGB founder Hilly Kristal has died.

The man who intended for his club to play “country-bluegrass-blues” had a hand in launching the careers of some of the most important punk bands, like the Ramones and Blondie.

Click here to read Hilly’s history of the club.

A clip of the Ramones performing “Blitzkrieg Bop” at CBGB in 1977.

Here’s a clip from the last show at CBGB.

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