Marc Bolan (1947-77)
Born and raised in 25 Stoke
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
A young Mod Marc Bolan (still Mark
Feld at this point) in Stoke
Newington Common with friends
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.
Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010)
Raised by his maternal grandmother, Rose
Corre Isaacs at 76 Carysfort Road
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.
The Rochester Castle
145 Stoke Newington
Adam and the ants
Played in the
The Vortex, 139-141 Stoke Newington Church Street
The Manor House Tavern
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
The Jimi Henrix Experience
John Mayall's Bluesbrekers
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames,
Long John Baldry and his Hoochie Coochie Men,
The Spencer Davis Group
Graham Bond Organisation
…and many more
Played in the Manor
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
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