From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora

Recording: From CBGB to the World: A Downtown Diaspora, Mar 16, 2018


David Fricke

Rolling Stone

Julia Gorton

Parsons The New School

Chris Stamey

Modern Recording

Was it the sizzle or the steak—the fashions or the music, the images or the sounds—that made a tiny dive bar’s influence expand and persist in such an outsized way, even today? Was the abrupt shift in rock music styles in the late seventies and early eighties merely an idea whose time had come? Or was it, instead, individual, unique creative efforts—by members of the likes of Television, Talking Heads, the Patti Smith Group, and the Ramones—that made all the difference?

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner