Hilly Kristal (CBGBs)
Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 4 March 1978
"CBGB & OMFUG" is what it says over the door of Hilly Kristal's rock and roll dive down on New York's Bowery. That's the club which launched the likes of The Ramones, Patti Smith, Television, Talking Heads, Mink de Ville and a small horde or two of other New York hotshots, so it's only logical to discover that "CBGB" is short for "country, bluegrass and blues."
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