Watch Now

stream

Cast & Crew

More Like This

About

CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its concept as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.

More Info

Release Date:

Oct 11, 2013

Countries:

United States

Language:

English

Production Companies:

Unclaimed Freight Productions, Rampart Films

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:

$40,400
Images
Recommendation
Most Popular
View All
X
Share