By the late seventies, as the punk scene began to take hold in New York City, a local bar opened up for business. CBGB, otherwise known as Country, Blue Grass, and Blues, was owned by a man named Hilly Krystal. With the intent for being a place where people could enjoy live music, CBGB became a locale hot spot, especially for punk music. CBGB was a launching pad to stardom for most of the performers who played there. From The Ramones to Iggy Pop, so many musicians had gotten their start at CBGB.
Here is a Youtube link to a documentary on CBGB and the bands who influenced the New York Punk Scene.