CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands like Ramones, Misfits, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie, The Shirts, and Talking Heads. In later years, it would mainly become known for Hardcore punk with bands such as U.S. Chaos, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law, Cro-Mags, Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, and Youth of Today becoming synonymous with the club.
The club closed in October 2006. The final concert was performed by Patti Smith on October 15.
The full name is CBGB & OMFUG which stands for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers”*. Gormandizer (gourmand) usually means a ravenous eater of food, but according to Kristal here it means “a voracious eater of … music”. The club was also affectionately called simply “CB’s”. As its name implied, Kristal intended the bar to feature country, bluegrass, and blues music (along with poetry readings), but it became famous as the birthplace of the American punk movement. Perhaps most notably, the punk rock pioneers The Ramones had their first shows there.
另外一個已經證實的新聞是,命名為”CBGB”的電影,由Randall Miller執導.也即將開拍.名演員Alan Rickman將會飾演CBGB的原業主,Hilly Kristal. 哈利波特當中的”榮恩”也將在此片中飾演Punk樂團 The Dead Boys的主唱/吉他手.知名女演員Malin Akerman 也將演出Blondie 的主唱Debbie Harry.~ lingwei