The founder of one of the most famous clubs ever CBGB’s – Hilly Kristal has died due to complications from Lung Cancer. CBGB’s will always be remembered as the spiritual home of US Punk. Sadly the club closed last year as a result of being forced out by the landlords.
I don’t know if its me getting older – but we do seem to be receiving news of a lot of influential people from the music world passing on in recent months.
Hilly Kristal’s obituary at NME can be found here.