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.