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Stoke N' Roll: Stoke Newington musical heritage by Craig McLean


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Presented at the 9th Stoke Newington History Talks event on 25.2.2019

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Stoke N' Roll: Stoke Newington musical heritage by Craig McLean

  1. 1. STOKE N’ ROLL By Craig McLean Stoke Newington’s musical heritage Stoke Newington History Talks #9 FEB 25TH 2019
  2. 2. Craig McLean
  3. 3. Marc Bolan (1947-77) Born and raised in 25 Stoke Newington Common Attended nearby Northwold Primary School, where he formed his first skiffle band aged nine. Attended William Wordsworth Secondary School, which stood outside from where we are (Now Horizon School).
  4. 4. A young Mod Marc Bolan (still Mark Feld at this point) in Stoke Newington Common with friends
  5. 5. The greengrocery shop at 74 Fountayne Road was the premises where Marc Bolan rehearsed with Susy and the Hoola Hoops, a group which included Helen Shapiro and her Cousin Susan Singer. The shop is now an Off Licence.
  6. 6. Reggae Photo by Alan Denney
  7. 7. Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010) Raised by his maternal grandmother, Rose Corre Isaacs at 76 Carysfort Road
  8. 8. The Pegasus, 109 Green Lanes A music pub, which closed in 2004. On the 18th June 1977 Johnny Rotten, Chris Thomas (producer) and Bill Price (studio boss) were attacked here outside the Pegasus pub. Owned by Chas & Dave in the mid 1980s Renaming it Chas 'n' Dave’s.
  9. 9. The Rochester Castle 145 Stoke Newington High St Gary Numan Bad Manners The Jam The Police XTC Dire Straits Adam and the ants Bill Bragg Riff Raff Played in the Rochester Castle
  10. 10. Radio Birdman (1978)
  11. 11. The Vortex, 139-141 Stoke Newington Church Street 1984-2004
  12. 12. The Manor House Tavern Green Lanes/Seven Sisters Road In the 1950's it was the Downbeat Club with a resident band called Tubby Hayes and the Downbeat Big Band, of which Ronnie Scott had been a member. It then became the Bluesville R & B Club with many famous singers/groups playing there
  13. 13. Rolling Stones Cream The Animals The Jimi Henrix Experience John Mayall's Bluesbrekers Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Rod Stewart The Yardbirds Long John Baldry and his Hoochie Coochie Men, Fairport Convention Fleetwood Mac Jeff Beck The Spencer Davis Group Graham Bond Organisation …and many more Played in the Manor House Tavern
  14. 14. Bad Manners Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School in Stoke Newington
  15. 15. The Pretenders Recorded in 1980 in Beverley Studios in Lordship Road opposite the Red Lion pub. The album cover photo of their of their 1980 single Talk of the Town was taken outside 162-4 Stoke Newington High Street.
  16. 16. Photo mashup by Amir Dotan
  17. 17. Professor GreenAsa Butterfield Labrinth
  18. 18. Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black music video was shot in Abney Park Cemetery