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Former Wardour Street Clubs

 
 
Former Wardour Street Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Former Wardour Street Clubs Marker
Inscription.
This is the
Former site of the....

1960s - Flamingo Club
Where Georgie Fame recorded
"Night Train"

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


 
Location. 51° 30.679′ N, 0° 7.931′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. 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.
 
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 Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyric Theatre (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edmund Burke
Former Wardour Street Clubs Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Former Wardour Street Clubs Marker - Wide View
(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 Wag revolutionized nightlife across the entire country, and shaped the face of club culture in the UK as we know it. It's eclectic blend of latin jazz, vintage funk, northern soul, hip-hop, and house, was a far cry from champagne and chart music of the VIP-friendly world of West End clubbing just up the road...." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Soho
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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