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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hilly Kristal Dies at 75

Hilly Kristal, the founder of one of the greatest rock clubs to ever exist (CBGB's), has passed away at 75. Kristal died from lung cancer yesterday after battling with the disease for some time.

"I am very sorry that Hilly is gone. He was a big help to Blondie and to the New York music scene for many years. His club CBGB’s has become a part of New York lore and Rock n’ Roll history", states Debbie Harry. After the closing of CBGB's last year in New York, Kristal was going to recreate the club in Las Vegas.

R.I.P. Hilly...

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