CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Has Died

Hilly Kristal

Hilly Kristal, founder of New York’s legendary punk club CBGB & OMFUG, has died at age 75 from complications due to lung cancer. Hilly closed the CBGB club and gallery last October after a dispute with his landlord and earlier this year I stopped by and shot some photos of the original CBGB and the new CBGB store-only location on St. Marks Place in the East Village.

Here’s more on the death of Hilly from The New York Times and The Village Voice.