What do The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie all have in common? For those who are not rock geniuses, the answer is The Marquee Club, which throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s witnessed the birth and rise of these now major artists. And having given birth to such iconic British figures, it is only apt that on 1st December we celebrate their 50 years of existence, with an anniversary party at Floridita London.
Whilst we doubt there will be any guitar smashing going on, the evening does promise exclusive performances from bands such as Ten Years After and Cutting Crew, as well as an exhibition of photography, vintage posters, and archive material from clubs archive. Members of The Rolling Stones and The Clash will be out and about, with rumours of live interviews with well-known musicians associated with the club. Fingers crossed for Jagger.
Floridita, which is located in the original location of the club, will see its stage re-designed to depict the original Marquee stage giving a new meaning to Throwback Thursday. And for those who like history, make sure to follow the history of the iconic venue through the three cocktails laid on by the Floridita bar tenders: Floridita Rum and Coke, Japanese Supporter and Get Your Freak On. Each cocktail represents a decade, celebrating key moments in the club’s history from the day it got its liqueur license to the contribution the club made to the sales of Coca Cola.
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