Wednesday, August 29, 2007
HILLY KRISTAL R.I.P
Above: CBGB conference room pic
This pertains to my subculture so i have decided to repost since this man paved the way for punk rock by providing a venue like CBGB in nyc for acts like Blondie, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, etc... (The list goes on & on) It's always cool when a venue owner looks past what's not really cool at the time & allows something new & original to have an outlet at their venue. Hilly Kristal did just that while disco was contaminating the airwaves and clubs in the 70's. Hilly went against the grain and allowed his venue to become the outlet for a new era of music, and for that i will always respect him. Hilly Kristal, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 from complications from Lung Cancer. Kristal, 75,founded the legendary club CBGB and ran the club for 33 years.
Above: Hilly Kristal founder of CBGB Nyc