Thursday, August 30, 2007
It seems like August has been a rough month for famous people passing away. Now, add one more to the list. Hilly Krystal (pictured above with Steven Van Zandt), the founder and owner of CBGB (short for Country Blue Grass Blues), dies a couple of days ago. While I was never the right age to make my trek to the famed nightclub to see any number of punk acts in the 70s and early 80s, I always looked at the name as an iconic ideal for what was cool about rock and roll - loud, hard and brutal. The club itself burned out a few years ago but hopefully, the memory of the club or it's owner will never fade away.
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