The Marquee Club

The legendary Marquee Club first opened its doors in April 1958 at 165 Oxford Street, London, in the basement of the Academy Cinema, which featured jazz and rhythm and blues groups.

For most of its history, the club was located in the heart of London's West End at 90 Wardour Street in Soho, from 1964 to 1988. Angus McBean designed its iconic decor to look like a marquee and included a striped canopy.

Arguably one of the most important music venues in the world during the 1960's and 70's, it launched the careers of a generation of rock, pop, punk and R and B acts, including The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac who are both known to have made their live debut's at The Marquee.

Many more legendary acts went on to perform on its small stage, including The Faces, Cream, Sex Pistols, The Who, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Yes, King Crimson, Marillion and Queen.