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News: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @ 12:03:49 UTC
Topic: Media

The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa Kristal Burgman will produce the film, tentatively titled CBGB, that will cover the years 1974-76 when the Bowery club became a haven for the Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, Patti Smith and others. Miller and Savin are co-writing the script; Savin will direct. Kristal, who died in 2007, was a trained violinist who opened CBGB with the intention of booking country, bluegrass and blues bands. Instead he found a new breed of rock acts that he wound up nurturing. Complete Article





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