Hilly Kristal (the founder/owner) outside CBGB Club New York 1973
Inside the one toilet that was shared by so many people who literally left their mark.
Love the No Smoking sign on the wall... Can imagine that stopped people!
Some of the first people to play there and create such havoc, building a name for themselves and the venue were The Ramones, Misfits, Television, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, The Cramps, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Voivoids and Talking Heads to name a few. Bands that we love and who inspired the bands we love now because they were the original bad attitude and controversial bands that are so hard to recreate nowadays.
The venue became the place to go and we kind of wish we were born earlier and lived in New York to see it all happening. Even to this day there has probably been no cooler place with such an iconic name and reputation for such an amount of time.
So naturally if this is the kind of stuff that makes you want to drink straight Jack Daniels, rip some clothes off, start a band, then you probably want to keep your eye out for the release date of this movie! Here is a sneaky trailer to get you in the mood.
CBGB THE MOVIE!