CBGB’s 70’s Punk Scene by Godlis

Loud Alien Noize

1976-1978

CBGB’s House photographer

David Godlis was eyewitness to the 1970s New York punk scene. Here’s a very small sample of what you can find i his photo souvenir book on the CBGB with an intro by Jim Jarmusch who just did a documentary about The Stooges ”Gimme Danger”.

"The long view across Bowery that fabulous summer of 77" godlis,1977)“The long view across Bowery that fabulous summer of 77” (Godlis,1977)

2. The club’s owner, Hilly Kristal, stands outside among the crowd waiting to get in (1977).Hilly Kristal, Bowery. “Hilly overseeing his Bowery kingdom. It was essential that I had a good shot of him. But back then when I showed people this photo they would ask why I had a photo of this bearded guy in a flannel shirt mixed in with my pictures of punks on the Bowery. Now everyone knows. Without Hilly, I wouldn’t have any of these photos.” (Godlis, 1977)

3. Patti Smith, one of the first artists booked to play the club when it opened, arriving (1976).Patti Smith, one of the first artists booked to play the club when it opened, arriving (Godlis,1976)

4. Sylvia Morales (who would go on to marry Lou Reed) and downtown scenester Mudd Club co-founder Anya Phillips strike a pose (1977).Sylvia Morales (who would…

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