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Legendary Roxy Club Plaque Unveiled

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00
The Legendary Roxy Club Plaque was formally unveiled in front of a lively crowd of many former musicians and fans The Legendary Roxy Club Plaque was formally unveiled in front of a lively crowd of many former musicians and fans

The Seven Dials Trust unveiled their People's Plaque commemorating the Roxy Club on 25th April 2017.  Marking forty years since the opening of the infamous showcase of Punk, the legendary London venue was also celebrated with a public exhibition of iconic photographs and posters.

Punk icons honouring the legendary Roxy club at plaque unveiling on Tuesday 25th April 2017, Seven Dials, Covent Garden
Punk icons honouring the legendary Roxy club at plaque unveiling on Tuesday 25th April 2017

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 Seven Dials Trust's People's Plaque commemorating the Legendary Roxy Club
The Seven Dials Trust's People's Plaque commemorating the Legendary Punk Club: The Roxy

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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.

Punk icons holding the plaque to legendary Roxy club at the unveiling ceremony and exhibition on Tuesday 25th April 2017 @SevenDialsTrust in Covent Garden
Punk icons holding the plaque to legendary Roxy club at the exhibition on Tuesday 25th April 2017

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.

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You can get a flavour of the unveiling and the private view of the exhibition event with this short film