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I came upon this link last night while trying to post an answer to a thread at the other place.

http://www.derelictlondon.com/id1430.htm

It interested me because I used to go to the George Robey occasionally, and now have to pass it's gutted shell most days at Finsbury Park. Sad.




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Oooh an interesting little site.

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Last year I looked around Google earth for a lot of clubs and venues I went to in the 80s and loads of them were closed down. Id' maybe at some point like to add some pages to Smeggy's listing all these places no longer with us.

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Developers, Dontcha just love 'em. :banghead:




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Outside of London, how about the Hacienda Club in Manchester, now a block of flats, or Cream? Obviously those places were of their time and life has moved on, but important nevertheless in the music scene.



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The Glasgow Apollo

has its very own website
http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/

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Recollections of the Apollo by bands who played there...
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Another venue which has long gone, but became very popular in the psychedelic era, was the Roundhouse in Kilburn, a converted railway shed.
BTW whatever happened to those clubs which sprung up in the acid house era like Shoom and The Fitness Factory?



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The Roundhouse seems to have reopened as an Arts Centre that puts on gigs. Probably a lot more select than it used to be I imagine.




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Whirliegig wrote:The Glasgow Apollo

has its very own website
http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/

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I went to my first gig at the Apollo.

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Cazarella wrote:
Whirliegig wrote:The Glasgow Apollo

has its very own website
http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/

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Recollections of the Apollo by bands who played there...
Band Memories

I went to my first gig at the Apollo.


It actually looks like a nice old building. However, The ultimate sacrilage must be the Rainbow at Finsbury Park being turned into a church.





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