HomePunkCBGBs Opened on this Day in 1971 Carl December 10, 2012 Punk 2 Comments This Day in Music says that the CBGBs opened on the lower east side of Manhattan on this day in 1971. The item reports that CBGBs stands for “country, bluegrass, blues.” The latter part of the name — OMUG — stands for “other music for up lifting gourmandizers,” according to the site promoting a festival in honor of the club. And, yes, “gourmandizer” is a word. Above is Blondie performing Rifle Range at the club in 1977. 2 Responses Soul of Wit December 11, 2012 “This ain’t no mudd club” Reply Carl December 11, 2012 This ain’t no foolin’ around… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.