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CBGB, located at 315 Bowery, New York, New York, is considered a famous rock and punk venue in the United States. It stopped operation in October of 2006.
CBGB was founded in 1973 by Hilly Krystal, aiming to create a venue for "Country, BlueGrass, and Blues," it quickly became a spectacle for the emerging punk rock movement. Early on, it hosted such acts as The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Misfits, and The Cramps. The 1990's brought in more hardcore acts auch as Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags, and Sick Of it All. The final show at CBGB was Patti Smith on October 15, 2006. The venue then closed and became an NYC music festival. In 2013, the location of CBGB was added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Bowery Historic District.