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The 2i's Coffee Bar

City of Westminster

 
 
The 2i's Coffee Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The 2i's Coffee Bar Marker
Inscription.
Site of the
2i's Coffee Bar
(1956-1970)

Birthplace of
British Rock 'n Roll
and the popular
music industry

 
Erected 2006 by City of Westminster, Robert Mandry.
 
Location. 51° 30.753′ N, 0° 7.969′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Old Compton Street just east of Wardour Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 Old Compton Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 6HW, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Admiral Duncan Pub (within shouting distance of this marker); Globe Theatre (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Keith Moon (about 120 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 120 meters away); Mont Blanc Restaurant (about 120 meters away); Former Wardour Street Clubs (about 150 meters away); John Logie Baird (about 150 meters away); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 2i's Coffee Bar (Wikipedia). "The 2i's Coffee Bar was a Coffeehouse on Old Compton Street in Soho,
The 2i's Coffee Bar Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The 2i's Coffee Bar Marker - Wide View
London, that was open from 1956 to 1970. It played a formative role in the emergence of Britain's pop music culture in the late 1950s, and several major stars including Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard were first discovered performing there....Several recording stars were discovered at, or performed at, the coffee bar, including Rory Blackwell, Tommy Steele, The Vipers Skiffle Group, Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett, Tony Meehan, Jet Harris, Brian 'Licorice' Locking, Vince Eager, Terry Dene, Wee Willie Harris, Adam Faith, Carlo Little, Joe Brown, Clem Cattini (The Tornados), Eden Kane, Screaming Lord Sutch, Tony Sheridan, Keith Kelly, Timothy Fitzpatrick, Lance Fortune, Jay Chance, Albert Lee, Johnny Kidd, Paul Gadd (later to be known as Paul Raven and then Gary Glitter), Ritchie Blackmore, Alex Wharton, Mickie Most (as the Most Brothers) and Big Jim Sullivan." (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

2. 2i's Coffee Bar-The Home Of The Stars (YouTube, 3 min.). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
3. The History of the 2i's Coffee Bar (Musicstorytellers). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
 
Additional keywords. Soho
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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