August 29, 2007

Hilly Kristal dies at age 75

The club went first, now the owner is gone too. Hilly Kristal was the owner and soul of CBGB, the club that was the launch pad for the Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, Blondie and many, many more acts who made it big (in a way).

Hilly Kristal, who founded the punk-rock club CBGB and ran the legendary Bowery institution for nearly 33 years until it closed its doors last October, died on Tuesday at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 75.

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