CBGBs Opened on this Day in 1971

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.

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