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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Tin Pan Alley

 
 
Tin Pan Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. Tin Pan Alley Marker
Inscription.
This street was

Tin Pan Alley
1911-1992

Home of the British
Publishers and Songwriters
and their meeting place
The Giaconda


 
Erected 2014 by British Plaque Trust.
 
Location. 51° 30.909′ N, 0° 7.775′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Denmark Street just east of Charing Cross Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Denmark Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC2H 8LS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustus Siebe (within shouting distance of this marker); Marks & Co Booksellers (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Flying Horse (about 180 meters away); William Hazlitt (about 180 meters away); The Cambridge (about 180 meters away); William Nicholson (about 180 meters away); The Three Greyhounds (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named William Nicholson (about 180 meters away).
 
Also see . . .
1. London's Tin Pan Alley gets blue plaque (BBC, April 6, 2014). "A central London street known as Tin Pan Alley - a focal point of the British
Tin Pan Alley Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. Tin Pan Alley Marker - Wide View
music industry - now has a blue plaque marking its significance....Sixties pop singer Donovan gave a performance of a song that he had written especially for the occasion in Denmark Street. He sang outside the Giaconda Cafe, which was frequented by the likes of David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix....The plaque was unveiled by former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read." (Submitted on April 25, 2018.) 

2. Denmark Street (Wikipedia). "Denmark Street is a street on the edge of London's West End running from Charing Cross Road to St Giles High Street....The street was developed in the late 17th century and named after Prince George of Denmark. Since the 1950s it has been associated with British popular music, first via publishers and later by recording studios and music shops....The street was originally residential, but became used for commercial purposes in the 19th century. At first, metalwork was a popular trade but it became most famous as Britain's "Tin Pan Alley" housing numerous music publishers' offices. This market declined in the 1960s to be replaced by music shops and independent recording studios. The Rolling Stones recorded at Regent Sound Studio at No. 4 and popular musicians, including David Bowie and the Small Faces, often socialised in the Gioconda café at No. 9. Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote songs at offices on the street in the 1960s, while the Sex Pistols lived above No. 6, and recorded their first demos there. The comic book store Forbidden Planet and the Helter Skelter music bookshop have also been based on the street. ..." (Submitted on April 25, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Bloomsbury
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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