Friday, 22 October 2010

Join The Fight To Save The 100 Club

The 100 Club is one of Britain's great music venues.  Step inside and it simply screams rock n'roll history.  The heritage of British rock n'roll is in every corner of the Club and there are few other music venues that are so utterly intimate, with a consistently first rate gig selection.

The Club has a special part in the heart of most music lovers.  The Stones have played there twice - the image below is of them playing in the 80s.  
So many giants of the jazz world have played there (funnily enough I was there when Charlie Watts, the Stones elegantly cool drummer, played there with his jazz band - what a gig it was).  And, of course, the club is dripping with the history of punk - that revolution that started in England (and I know that some people will come back with Ramones arguments) and changed the world of music for the better.  The Clash were regulars in the 100 Club during the early years.

A few weeks ago came the sledgehammer news that this pulsating piece of Britain's musical heritage is to close.  It needs £500,000 or it will close by the end of the year and Oxford Street will lose a historic music venue and probably gain another generic coffee shop or clothing store.  This is not the kind of thing that should be allowed to happen.

These are, of course, difficult times for everybody but the campaign to Save The 100 Club, which can be accessed via the following link is well worth supporting:

There are some cracking gig coming up at the Club, including a 'Save The 100 Club' gig, which has Stones legends Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, as well as Mick Jones being heavily rumoured to join the line up:

It would be nice to think that some of the millionaires who have played the 100 Club over the years could help to save the Club.  Together, hopefully we can all help save one of London's oldest, greatest and most atmospheric music venues.

Save The 100 Club


  1. Nice one.. The Ronnie Wood/Mick Taylor gig is sold out now.

  2. Not surprised it has sold out already. Hopefully it will provide a big push towards raising the money needed.

    If Ronnie's gig on Tuesday night was anything to go by, it should be quite a night.


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