15 Years Ago Today – Patti Smith Performs Final Concert at CBGB

15 years ago today (10/15/06), Patti Smith performed the final concert at CBGB. The club closes after an extended dispute between club owner Hilly Kristal and the Bowery Residents Committee, which tried to charge Kristal $19,000 in alleged back rent. New York commerce, over the protest of tearful rock fans who hoped to have the building preserved as a historical landmark. Listen to the last show..

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