There are many that would say the Marquee Club in London was one of the most significant venues in the history of rock and pop music. One thing is certain, it played host to almost all the great bands that have ever walked onto a stage to entertain a crowd.
This is more than a history of the Marquee, it’s a place to share your memories and re-live those gigs. Anyone is free to post comments. Any images or information relating to the Ballroom, the bands that played there or Harold Pendleton would be much appreciated.
January 01 – Closed
January 02 – Sector 27 with Tom Robinson. Here are Tom Robinson, Jo Burt, Stevie B and Derek Quinton performing “Where Can We Go Tonight” from the album Sector 27
January 03 – Pretty Things
January 04 – Lindisfarne
January 05 – Thompson Twins
January 06 – The Straps
January 07 – The Rockets
January 08 – The Lambrettas
January 09 – Eddie & The Hot Rods
January 10 – Lionheart. Formed last month by ex-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton and Tygers Of Pan Tang vocalist, Jess Cox, the band run into problems with this, their first gig. Stratton felt that Cox’s vocal style did not complement the harmony work of the rest of the band and they parted company. Why this wasn’t resolved in rehearsals is anyone’s guess!
January 11 – Long Tall Shorty
January 12 – Tea Set
January 13 – The Name
January 14 – The 01 Band
January 15 – Martian Dance
January 16 – The Jackie Lynton Band
January 17 – Frankie Miller
January 18 – New Electric Warriors, London Final: Turbo + Race Against Time
January 19 – The Look
January 20 – More
January 21 – Modettes
January 22 – Budgie, heard here with “Reaper Of The Glory”
January 23 - Johnny Marr’s 7th Sun
January 24 – Closed – Private party
January 25 – The Polecats. Here they are with their first single, “John, I’m Only Dancing” which captures the band as they were at this time
January 26 – Angelwitch
January 27 – More
January 28 – The Psychedelic Furs, seen above with “Dumb Waiters”. Support: In Camera
January 29 – The Psychedelic Furs. Support: In Camera
January 30 – The Spizzles. Until the end of last year The Spizzles were known as Athletico Spizz 80. The review below is from “Sounds” dated February 14.
January 31 – The Spizzles