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17 Awesome Photos That Captured CBGB's Iconic 1970s Punk Scene

The legendary New York club has been to referred to as the "dank incubator" of some of the most influential bands of all time.

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Photographer David Godlis was one of the primary documentarians of CBGB's punk/new wave music scene throughout the mid to late '70s. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of publishing a photography book dedicated solely to the iconic people and images he captured from that time period.

1. Outside shot of CBGB, which was located near the intersection of Bowery and Bleecker in New York's East Village.

Photo courtesy of David Godlis

The club operated from 1973 to 2006, before it was forced to close due to a rent dispute.

In its heyday the legendary club played host to some of the best and most influential bands of all time, including the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Police, and the Talking Heads.

To support Godlis' campaign, visit his Kickstarter page.

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