his halloween night will be the last one at cbgb's ; it seems the rumours are coming true, the music venue will be closing on october 31st. i've been searching out the web for real confirmation (for some reason, i can't find it mentioned in cbgb.com ), and have stumbled across enough first hand knowledge, to start to believe it. many large scale media outlets have written about it, but in times past the news proved to be rumours. the word is the club entertained the idea of moving to las vegas(!), but it looks like it will be reopened in new york.
so, a look back at the guitars (and guitarists) who have played at cbgb's;
joey ramones' univox hi flyer
tom verlaine of televisions' fender jazzmaster
elvis costello backstage with a fender strat(?)
sting and andy summers of the police with fender pre and telecaster