Post by janrichards on Aug 28, 2007 17:19:33 GMT 1
Just home from the closing gigs of ABB tour in London. I was at the two last gigs, Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th. I rank both shows just up there among the top five of all my Stones gigs. I did really enjoy the gigs.
But for me it was the two days I walked all over London to visit important places. Then I am not talking about Big Ben or other places like that, but places that are connected to the 60's London rock scene.
I do also have to mention that my guide for my walk was an excellent book by the name of Roadrunner. The book is written by Lars Madelid. Get it.... The ISBN number is 978-91-89136-24-3 english version ISBN number 978-91-89136-21-2 swedish version
I will be updating this tread with much more info during days to come, so keep on checking
Post by janrichards on Aug 28, 2007 17:27:51 GMT 1
Woow, this was where it all begun. Brian had rented the storage place just above the pub sometime in May of 1962. His intention was to use the room for a band he was about to put together. On the same time he put in ads in some music papers asking for people to get in touch with him if they hand an interest to for a R&B band. Ian Stewart was the first one to contact him and the rest is history as they say.
This room on the second floor was used several moths for rehearsals of his new not named band.
To stand outside the building and look at the windows on second floor was really something. Imagine, behind those windows everything got started some 45 years ago brrrrrrrr
Post by janrichards on Aug 28, 2007 17:36:13 GMT 1
This was the place where Brians not yet named band did the first live gig. That was on Thursday July 12th 1962. Brian came up with the name just before they got on stage, The Rollin Stones.
The band this evening was: Brian Jones Ian Stewart Mick Jagger Keith Richards Dick Taylor on bass, later to join Pretty Things Tony Chapman on drums
The club closed down on March 5th 1964 from where it moved to Wardour Street in Soho
Today you do not see anything on the location that would indicate that Marquee used to be here. There is a bank in there today. The "history vibe" was not that big for me outside Marquee as i experienced outside Bricklayer. Probably as there is a modern day bank located there with everything looking "modern" and you are on oxford Street with all the people and the traffic. But still, that's the place where it happened