Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Patti Smith closes CBGBs


Patti Smith closed the legendary NYC club with a 3 1/2 hour show. Wow.

10 comments:

Tim said...

That would have been an awesome show. I hope that they recorded it onto dvd!

Lynn said...

I saw the post in the NY times about it.
I printed it off for my Son's scrap book. Seeing he started out as a Punk Rocker and now has migrated to Metal. CBGB's is an icon to him. He hoped it would stay open long enough for him to play at, but alas it did not.
:(

mister anchovy said...

How strange it must seem to my gentle readers to see a post about Patti Smith, rocker-poet and CBGB's, end-or-the-road punk club....right after a post remembering Freddy Fender, Tex Mex ballad singer. hmmmmm.....

mister anchovy said...

oop, I meant "end-of-the-road"....pardon my typing

Gardenia said...

I loved your memories of Wyoming - I'll remember the breakfast tip!

Anonymous said...

I never got to go but I miss it already!

* (asterisk) said...

I read this a couple of days ago. I never went, though it would have been cool. Perhaps less cool in 2006 than in the 70s... The end of an era, no doubt.

Underground Baker said...

I heard a clip of Smith addressing the crowd at CBGBs, and I loved that she was so supportive about the future for the next generation of music makers. She said they will make their own spaces for their music, and she gave the impression that things come and go, and did not link it with sadness or joy.....
Patti Smith is so very, very cool.

Candy Minx said...

I heard there was going to be a cbgb's in Vegas...or was that John Stewart?

mister anchovy said...

A home for aging punkers in Vegas.... here in Ontario Canada we call that Casino Rama.