Wednesday, August 29, 2007

C.B.G.B. V.I.P., R.I.P.

Legendary New York rock club CBGB was laid to rest last year, and now the club's founder Hilly Kristal has passed away at the age of 75. It's an odd coincidence that, in the past few weeks, we've lost Kristal, Tony Wilson, and Tom Snyder, three unlikely but hugely important figures in the post-punk era.

Godspeed, Hilly, and thanks for being flexible with that whole "country, bluegrass, blues" bit.

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