I’ve been reading with much interest and it has to be said,with a lot of nostalgia, the history of the legendary Marquee Club.
Charing Cross Road. Can I remember all the bands I saw at both sites? If only! Certain gigs do however stick out as truly memorable.
When Metal Church played at the Charing Cross site, Mike Howe introduced a ‘new’ band by the name of The Four Horsemen saying that they’d only played a couple of times. Some of us were already in the ‘know’ and on walked Metallica, this being I think the only time they were Metal Church’s support act!
The first band I saw when the club re-located was Dan Reed Network who were making their UK debut. A fantastic night followed.
Memories of Wardour Street gigs has to be Great White with their Fins Over London and unfortunatly queuing for Joe Satriani only to just miss out getting inside before it was full.
Of course no evening at the Wardour Street site was proper without starting proceedings with a pint or three in the institution that is The Ship .
A wonderfully old fashioned pub whose customers were both rock fans & musicians & whose bar staff were all about 75 years old.
And so, raise a glass if you will to the much missed legend that was The Marquee Club.
A chance to open for one of the biggest bands in the world, is a rare opportunity.
Please help Rok Hollywood fulfill a dream, in opening for KISS! This could be a major break for us. Demand Rok Hollywood in Cincinnati! Use zip code 45230 http://eventful.com/performers/rok-hollywood-/P0-001-000226056-2/demand?confirmed_url
Yes folks, I’ll have Tokyo Nights by Beautiful Beast on this Saturday’s Roulette.
To quote Beautiful Beast’s Julian Angel “Beautiful Beast will look, sound and feel like it’s 1989, serving you cliché-laden, outdated hair metal”
Their debut album will be out Autumn/Fall 2010
Check out the band’s Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-Beast/108655302490873
& Julian’s own page – http://www.angel-rock.com/
“Today (May 16th) my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”
You can leave your condolences on Facebook.
Dio remembered in photos here.
It is indeed a sad loss to the world of music, to most people he was ‘Metal’ He certainly was very influential, with a unique, unmistakable vocal style.
The last Rockposer’s Roulette on the Venom Nation Radio Show is now available from the downloads page..
Don’t forget, the next Roulette will be on The BrownSound Radio Show.
Crank it up to 11!