Saturday, October 6

Hilly Kristal

from Alternatives to Valium:

Easter of 1974, I went in there with Lenny Kaye to see this band, not knowing what to expect, ’cause what was CBGBs? It was this crappy little place with a bar and a stage, and there was about nine people there, (CBGBs’ founder) Hilly Kristal bein’ one of them, me and Lenny bein’ two of them. I saw Television. And I said: that’s it. This is what we are doing. This is present-future. (read more)

-- Patti Smith, on Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGBs

Thanks Alastair!

CBGB Online- In Memorium to Hilly Kristal 1931-2007


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