“I came down into the Bowery because I saw all this stuff happening with all the artists moving and buying lofts there. I started this place called Hilly’s on the Bowery which was to lead to all kinds of things.” —Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB

The single most important site for the American punk and New Wave movements, CBGB helped start the careers of countless bands, including the Ramones, Bl…

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