CBGB’s Storied Past

CBGB’s – A legendary venue. Image: David Goblis

It’s difficult to encapsulate the legend of music venue CBGB’s in an hour. So, we encourage you to use this post as choose-your-own CBGB’s music adventure. 

Some Of The Most Legendary Moments from CBGB’s storied history

Here are some more links you can explore:

Rock History 101: CBGBs

Influential Bands That Started At CBGBs

Photos Of CBGBs Heyday

From The Vault: A Review Of CBGB

10 Things The CBGBs Movie Got Wrong

Our Hole In The Wall: An Oral History Of CBGBs

New York Rock Scene In The 1970s

CBGBs Fades Into New Yorks Past


This week’s full playlist:

(All songs recorded live at CBGB’s)

“Double Exposure” -Television
“Femme Fatale” – Blondie
“Detente (That’s What I Want)” -The Miamis
“I’m Not Really This Way” – Manster
“I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” -The Ramones
“Keep Your Dreams” – Suicide
“Psycho Killer”-Talking Heads
“Dancing Barefoot” – Patti Smith Group
“The Way I Walk” – Frank Furter & The Hot Dogs (aka The Cramps)
“All For The Sake Of Rock & Roll” -Tuff Darts
“Cadillac Moon” – Mink DeVille
“So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star” – Patti Smith

For last week’s Music 101 on the best B-side songs, head over here.