Located at 41-43 Neal Street, the Roxy Club was the only venue in London dedicated to promoting and supporting Punk music. It was renowned for launching the musical careers of famous punk bands including The Clash, The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Generation X, The Buzzcocks and The Slits.
The plaque, sponsored by Shaftesbury plc, was formally unveiled in front of a lively crowd of many former musicians and fans and the media by the queens of Punk, Jordan, Gaye Black (The Adverts), Pauline Murray (Penetration) and Tessa Pollit (The Slits), along with Roxy founders, Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington. Punk poet Stephen Micalef of Sniffin' Glue read a specially composed ode in dedication. The reception and private view of the exhibition which followed the unveiling featured a Punk DJ set by Jeffrey Munday.
The extremely popular free exhibition, Fear and Loathing at the Roxy, also sponsored by Shaftesbury, was curated by artist and historian Jane Palm-Gold and ran for three weeks at nearby 35-37 Neal Street. It showcased iconic moments of music history being made at the Roxy, as seen through the lens of legendary photographers Derek Ridgers, Ray Stevenson and Jeremy Gibbs among others.