CBGB | 2013

Drama, Music
The story behind New York City nightclub CBGB and its impact on the underground music scene in the 1970s.

Cast

... Hilly Kristal

Actor

... Cheetah Chrome

Actor

... Debbie Harry

Actor

... Genya Ravan

Actor

... Joey Ramone

Actor

... Johnny Ramone

Actor

... Taxi

Actor

... John Holmstrom

Actor

... Mad Mountain

Actor

... Bertha Kristal

Actor

... Terry Ork

Actor

... Iggy Pop

Actor

Company

Aladdin Travel

Production Company

Bennett Thrasher PC

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Eat Sleep Edit

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1973, Hilly Kristal, a fan of Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside of New York that catered to that kind of music, but when he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked, they could only play their own original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. CBGB ultimately became the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk.

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