Aug 29, 2007 · Hilly Kristal, who founded the punk-rock club CBGB and ran the legendary Bowery institution for nearly 33 years until it closed its doors last October, died on Tuesday at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 75. Share your thoughts and memories of Mr. Kristal and his groundbreaking club.
Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk-rock venue CBGB, died Tuesday from complications from lung cancer at age 75. Kristal, who opened the now-defunct venue in 1973 in the then-gritty Bowery neighborhood in Manhattan, is credited with helping to launch the mid-’70s punk revolution with his championing of bands such as …
Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75. Kristal founded the club in 1973 to showcase bluegrass and country act Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday (Aug. 28) due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75.
Hilly Kristal, founder of East Village rock club CBGB, died this morning of lung cancer at age 75. His legendary venue helped launch the careers of punk luminaries like the Ramones, Blondie, Television, and Talking Heads, though in later years it became just as famous for the unsanitary conditions of its bathrooms and Kristal’s losing battle with …
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 from complications from Lung Cancer. Kristal, 75, founded the legendary rock club CBGB and ran the club for 33 years. A singer and songwriter himself, Kristal opened the
Sep 08, 2007 · CBGB founder dies at 75 NEW YORK (AP) — Hilly Kristal, whose dank Bowery rock club CBGB served as the birthplace of the punk rock movement and a launching pad for bands like the Ramones, Blondie and the …
New York, NY (August 30, 2007) – 75-year old Hilly Kristal has died, ending a long bout with lung cancer. As founder of CBGB, a world-famous punk club in New York, he gave a number of unknown bands the critical stage time that would lead to their fame.
Aug 29, 2007 · “But its owner, Hilly Kristal, agreed to book artistically ambitious, high-concept, generally primitivist bands that defied the commercial imperatives of early-1970’s rock.” Covering the final concert at CBGB on Oct. 15, Mr. Sisario wrote: It has been a long and painful denouement for CBGB.
But Hilly Kristal, who died Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at the age of 75 from complications from lung cancer, did more than run a rock club. He established a community, one that stretches across the globe.
Hilly Kristal (born Hillel Kristal; September 23, 1931 – August 28, 2007) was an American club owner and musician who was the owner of the iconic New York City club, CBGB, which opened in 1973 and closed in 2006 over a rent dispute.