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1973

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  • The Voice debuts “10 Worst Landlords” list.
  • Ace Frehley answers a Village Voice “guitarist wanted” ad placed by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. The band Kiss is formed.
  • Jessica Tandy wins the Obie Award for distinguished performance in Not I.
  • New York City Democratic Mayoral candidate Representative Badillo is endorsed by the Voice.
  • Newsstand price increased to 25 cents.
  • The World Trade Center, which ultimately came to consist of seven buildings, holds its ribbon-cutting ceremony and the twin towers become the tallest in the world. The complex gets its own Zip Code: 10048.
  • Famous rock-club CBGB opens at 315 Bowery. The club, whose full name is CBGB OMFUG (which stands for Country, Bluegrass, and Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) is considered the birthplace of punk rock and featured performances by The Velvet Underground, Blondie, and The Ramones.
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