Former Wardour Street Clubs
Former site of the....
1960s - Flamingo Club
Where Georgie Fame recorded
1970s - Whiskey-A-Go-Go
Where James Brown and
Kool & the Gang played
1980s and 90s - The Wag Club
In 1984 David Bowie filmed
the MTV video "Blue Jean" here
2001 to the present - O'Neill's
Good Food, Drink and Great Craic
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 51° 30.679′ N, 0° 7.931′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Wardour Street and Gerrard Street, on the left when traveling north on Wardour Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33-37 Wardour Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 6PU, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pizza Express (a few steps from this marker); Mont Blanc Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Globe Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Apollo TheatreLyric Theatre (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edmund Burke (about 90 meters away); “Swiss Court” (about 120 meters away); Glockenspiel (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames - Night Train - 1964 (YouTube, 4 min.). "Georgie lets rip - live at London's Flamingo Club which was a Mod hang-out in Wardour Street, Soho, central London" (Submitted on April 24, 2018.)
2. David Bowie - Blue Jean (Live) (YouTube, 4 min.). "Music video by David Bowie performing Blue Jean (Alternate Version For MTV)."
Shot in the club, opens with a shot of Gerrard Street from the second floor. (Submitted on April 24, 2018.)
3. How This London Venue Brought Club Culture to the UK (Vice, 5/11/16). "Chris Sullivan opened the Wag Club in 1982, back when that square mile of city center just on the edges of London's Soho neighborhood was still the beating artistic heart of the capitol. A members club located at 33 Wardour Street—now the site of a branch of faux-Irish chain-bar O'Neils—the
Additional keywords. Soho
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 146 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.