Wednesday, August 29, 2007

R.I.P. - CBGB's Hilly Kristal Has Died

Hilly Kristal,CBGB's founder and a man who seemed like a forever-fixture on the New York City music scene died on Tuesday at age 75. He had battled lung cancer in the past few years.

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Even though CBGB's was evicted, Kristal never gave up hope that the spirit of his club would live on and it does in Patti Smith, Blondie, The Talking Heads and every punk generation to come.

If anyone deserves a big old party in the sky, it's this man!

Not seeing anything on a funeral or memorial service yet, but look for the music community to come out in big numbers!

1 comment:

Abz said...

We will always have that last Blondie show...