CBGB Home of the Underground Rock - Punk Band tee, black t-shirt

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CBGB black music tee, 100% cotton t-shirt.

CBGB was a New York City music club opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal in Manhattan's East Village. It is the birthplace of punk rock. 

Founded on the Bowery in New York City by Hilly Kristal in 1973; CBGB was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles Country, Blues, and Bluegrass, but became a forum for American punk and new wave bands like the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, Misfits, Television, Patti Smith Group, Iggy Pop, and The Police.


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In 2013, the CBGB was added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Bowery Historic District. The National Park Service nomination form describes the significance of the site: "CBGB was founded in 1973 on the Bowery, in a former nineteenth-century saloon on the first floor of the Palace Lodging House.

The legendary music venue fostered new genres of American music, including punk and art rock, that defined the culture of downtown Manhattan in the 1970s, and that still resonate today.

In this role as a cultural incubator, CBGB served the same function as the theaters and concert halls of the Bowery's storied past.

The former club, now occupied by a retail business, remains a pilgrimage site for legions of music fans”.