Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day: Joe Meek


Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day! Join the Rock'n'Roll London walk this (and every Friday) afternoon at 2:00p.m meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station









Elsewhere in Rock'n'Roll London…

Adam writes… The swinging 60's didn't ever swing as far as the Holloway Road in North London. Yet some of the most pioneering records of the early 60s were made there, in a flat above a leather goods store at no. 304 by the maverick producer Joe Meek.

His story is both a Rock'n'Roll London tale and a London Gothic grand guignol shocker: Meek murdered his landlady and then took his own life in February 1967 in the flat where all his hits had been made.

Here's a tribute on Holloway Road…







I discussed Meek on the London Walks Podcast. Listen here…




And his greatest hits can be found on the soundtrack to the excellent biopic Telstar…




Here's the trailer for that movie…



And here's the trailer for the Rock'n'Roll London Walk…






The Rock'n'Roll London walk is ONLY London Walk with its own dedicated comic book! Written by Rock'n'Roll London guide (and Daily Constitutional editor Adam) you can buy a print copy on the tour or download (digital and/or print – free download sampler available!) at the London Bookstore online: londonbookstore.myshopify.com
















A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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