In the late ’70s, CBGB & OMFUG was the beachhead of American punk. A wide array of artists first gained acclaim at CBGB, including Television, Patti Smith, Talking Heads and Blondie. Some of those artists were on hand to share their memories of the venerable club on the panel "CBGB Stories" at the SXSW 2010 Music Conference. Moderated by David Katznelson of Birdman Recording Group Inc, the speakers included Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads, and Seymour Stein, CEO of Sire Records. Founder and CCO of The Orchard, Richard Gottehrer, was also on the panel via Skype.