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No Compassion: CBGB in the Seventies

POSTED: May 30, 2014 11:00 AM ET | By Rolling Stone

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In the mid-Seventies, a tiny New York City club named CBGB — short for "country, bluegrass and blues" — became the epicenter of the country's punk and New Wave scene. Before the decade was out, countless musicians would spill their sweat and blood on the venue's miniscule stage. Some would find over-the-top success; others would remain forever underground. But the music they left behind helped launch a national movement.

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