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 “Man Overboard” at the club in 1975.

  • Soul of Wit

    “This ain’t no mudd club”

  • Carl

    This ain’t no foolin’ around…