The legendary CBGB’s to close this week

Cbgb CBGB’s, the launchpad for everybody from the Ramones to Television to Blondie is closing its doors on Sunday for good and possibly decamping to Vegas. Is it just me but does that sound just plain wrong? Anyhow, Sunday will be it’s last day as a rock club. It certainly will maintain its place as a legendary rock and roll venue along with places like the Filmores. Little Steven tried to keep it going but to no avail. Have a toast on Sunday to another rock and roll institution gone but never forgotten.

UPDATED: The New York Times has a report on the last show by Patti Smith in CBGB sounds its final note.

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