September 21, 2006

Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye: the final act playing CBGB's

If you close the door, the night could last forever ... Patti Smith plays fabled NYC club CBGB's for the very last time, October 15.

Patti Smith will sing the last song as her longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye strums the last chord. The birthplace of punk attracted the likes of the Ramones, Television, the Talking Heads, Blondie and numerous other bands -- although "CBGB" stands for country, bluegrass and blues. Patti Smith was the first artist from the scene to get signed - to Clive Davis' Arista Records in 1975 - so it's fitting that the poet laureate of punk rock will perform the last rites. The last night's lineup is undecided, although it's more than likely other luminaries will make an appearance.


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