70s CBGB's St. Mark's Fire Benefit t-shirt Small

Chest 17 in.

Length 24 in. 

Content: Feels like a cotton blend

Tag Brand: No tag

C.B.G.B's was a legendary underground venue for hardcore punk, post punk, metal and alternative rock. C.B.G.B., short for Country, Blue Grass, Blues was converted from a biker bar to a venue for music concerts by Hilly Kristal. Though his initial vision was for just Country, Blue Grass and Blues, Kristal's venue quickly turned into a popular place for punk and new wave concerts. The bar hosted some of the first concerts ever played by the Ramones. 

This very rare t-shirt is from the benefit concert at C.B.G.B.'s for the 1978 fire at St. Mark's Church In the Bowery. The 1978 fire threatened to permanently destroy the historic church which was the home of the Poetry Project. This benefit event included both legendary poets and Punk artists. One original poster from the event linked below lists artists as follows: Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Tom Carey Band, The Erasers, John Giorno, John Ashbery, Peter Orlovsky, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Anne Waldman, The B Girls, Ted Berrigan, Rene Rieard, The Student Teachers, Andre Voznesensky, Nervus Rex, Ron Padgett, Rudies, Maureen Owen and Son. 

There is a small hole in the t-shirt. The material is very soft, and thin. This shirt is an Adult Small.




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