Spend half a day guided by bus, retracing the legendary sites from the history of rock between the 60s and the 90s.
For purists, London remains the centre of rock and “Swinging London”. This term was used for the first time in 1966 by Time Magazine to explain why London had become the capital of fashion and music. Each Friday at 2pm, the Rock Bus will take you from Wardour Street to North London, on the track of legendary sites from Rock culture. The trail begins at 90 Wardour Street, home of the famous Marquee Club in the 70s, host to so many rock stars. First opened in 1958 at 165, Oxford Street, the club was the venue for the first public performance of the Rolling Stones in 1962. Two years later it relocated to Wardour Street. It has seen performances from some of the greatest bands: King Crimson, The Who, David Bowie, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, Joe Cocker, The Sex Pistols and Joy Division. In St Ann’s Court, an important stop is at the Trident studios where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, the Stones recorded Sticky Fingers and Queen, their album Bohemian Rhapsody. The route continues through Soho. During the 70s the special Soho atmosphere figured in many songs written by groups such as The Kinks and The Who. The visit ends with a trip, via Piccadilly Circus, to the ABC in North London where The Who and Jimi Hendrix became notorious for destroying their guitars. The return is planned for the end of the afternoon, to allow you to go and enjoy a good beer in a pub.
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