During its heyday, CBGB, the legendary music club in Manhattan’s Bowery, was a major force in music. Founded in 1973, its initials stood for Country, Bluegrass and Blues. However, it soon became a gathering place for ground-breaking US punk and New Wave bands, among them the Ramones, Blondie, Television, Patti Smith, the Cramps, and Talking Heads. The club closed in 2006, but its spirit lives on in the CBGB music festival, large free concerts in Times Square, Central Park, and more. This year, 700 performers will play more than 150 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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