Thursday, August 30, 2007
Hey! Ho! He went!
Hilly Krystal was the founder and owner of CBGB. He hired lots of local bands and made them play original music. His club was a dump and we spent a lot of time there back in the day. Saw a lot of bands. Took the kids past the place two summers ago to show them the awning. Had to rush the stroller across Bowery to escape a gang of rampaging skinheads. The club died last year. Hilly died this week at 75. He never got to open up that CBs in Las Vegas.