Hilly Krystal

Hilly Krystal
Owner of Cbgb's. I miss you so. I met Hilly in 1979 for the first time. Would visit many times a month. Played first gig at Monday Night Audition 1985 a monday July 22, the day before my Birthday. Hilly was a wonderful person always encouraging and warm. It was a pleasure to know him. Would hang out next door. just to be able to say hello. Yes I knew he was sick. Karen Krystal told me. Dana said he was in the hospital. I could'nt go to visit family wishes. I remember the last time I talked to Hilly he had just got back from Germany. "how's it going Hilly" "I am ok. Thinkin'about moving Cbgb's to Vegas. The closing of CBGBS broke his spirit. I miss him so. tears, many tears.
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her was also a mean mother fucker when shit didn't go his way. I'm not saying he's all bad but he wasn't all good. pouting inside the coatcheck is one such memory. I did sound several times at cbgb's for different bands & everytime it was time to get paid ... there was always some delay & question as to how much should be awarded. hahahahaha still, the fucking guy was a godsend to the thousands of punkers/posers & dykes who patroled through that club weekly. He was never rude to me ! I tip my hat & throw a drink in the air to'em. thanks for the memories ... like johnny thunders singing chinese rock facing the wrong way completely drunk & fucked up, The patti smith show with an allstar cast/band , The dead boys, wyane county & the electric chairs, ramones wow ! tingles up my arm !

ps.. would have thought more would have something to say about him or his club.

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