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My Friday Night Music Thread. This Week Worlds Number One Rock Venue.

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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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The tile " Worlds Number One Rock Venue " was given by America's Billboard Magazine.

Would you expect it to be in London, New York or LA ?

Bands and artists who performed their include, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Free, Canned Heat, King Crimson, Yes, Chicago, Country Joe & The Fish, Derek & The Dominoes, The Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Fairport Convention, The Moody Blues, ELO, Traffic, Elton John, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Jeff Beck, Love, Muddy Waters, Procul Harum, Richie Havens plus many many more.

The Who performed the complete " Tommy " there for the first ever time. Pink Floyd recorded their album " Ummagumma " there live.

So where was this venue ? The answer is above a Furniture Shop on small suburban High Street in Erdington on the outskirts of Birmingham UK. The venue was " Mothers Club "

The venue in the late 1960's



And as it is today.




A full list of Bands and artists who appeared there is on this You Tube Vid.




A bootleg of Led Zep playing their set at " Mothers Club "



Hope you enjoyed this piece of music nostalgia.




posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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Awesome, like the great music from that era, the venue is gone.

I'd show you one in SF, they tore it down long ago. Rocked to many a band there back in the day...

Winterland

I can't believe I am in this picture, the red head in jeans with my friends, we wuz there muhfus... New Years all nighters, Journey, Santana...

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Edit: Eddie Money threw handfuls of joints from large garbage sacks all over the crowd...


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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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The STAR CLUB/ HAmburg Germany-The Beatles and every R n R originator
The CAVERN CLUB/ LIverpool, Eng.-The Beatles
The Troubadour-LA-Everybody famous is 60s-70s-80s-90s-etc-etc
C.B.G.B.s-New York



posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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Would you expect it to be in London, New York or LA ?


None of the above...not even close!

The greatest rock venue in the history of rock & roll music is none other than Red Rocks (natural amphitheater) in Morrison, Colorado.

Just sayin!


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posted on Apr, 7 2017 @ 10:14 PM
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In terms of influence, as well as the greatness of the names who played there, nothing beats London's Marquee Club.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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Here's one that' seen it's fair share of acts over the years.






originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk


Would you expect it to be in London, New York or LA ?


None of the above...not even close!

The greatest rock venue in the history of rock & roll music is none other than Red Rocks (natural amphitheater) in Morrison, Colorado.

Just sayin!



For sure the coolest arena ever.



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
In terms of influence, as well as the greatness of the names who played there, nothing beats London's Marquee Club.


Oxford St, Wardour St or Charing X Rd? (I'm assuming Wardour St).



posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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Id add the whiskey a go go to the list. My dad used to watch jim morrison perform there before he was famous. 2 feet away as he performed. Same with van halen and guns n roses.

It played plenty of gigs there. Always had a cool motorhome outback in the parking lot for the talent and VIPs to get smashed in.

Great family owned venue. Whatup Big Mike. (He used to run the place for his dad, a good dude)

For sanfrancisco id nominate the Fillmore West.

Two doors down from the whiskey is the roxy. Good venue too and at the time i was gigging there had a great sound guy. Although nobody was a better sound engineer for public venues in la than the drunk beligerent irish guy running the boards across the street at the Viper Room. Just dont piss him off.
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posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 12:18 AM
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They were all the same club. The British blues boom was nurtured at Oxford Street, British rock was born at Wardour St (as well as the Cavern in Liverpool and the Crawdaddy Club -- home of the Stones -- in Richmond).



posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

I never experienced the Oxford St venue so cannot comment there but Wardour St and Charing X were very different beasts. I preferred Wardour, more intimate feel to it, somehow mysterious. Charing X was more big-smoke, more in your face. Also, I preferred the acoustics at Wardour, raw, real. Of course that may have had something to do with the available sound tech of the day not being too polished.

Anyway, as the Thread is about venues rather than movements, I just wondered which you were referring to.



posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: teapot

Different location and atmosphere, certainly, but the same franchise. Although the club had different owners at different times -- one of whom was famously attacked with a guitar by Keith Richards.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

I would have liked to have seen that!




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