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Punk Rock… 100 Nights at the Roxy

Dempsey, Michael


1st Edition
Soft cover

4to. Printed wrappers. Slight browning to top-edge. Brown stain to tail of last four leaves. Glued binding is tight with the exception of pp. 52-59 where the binding is a bit more flexible. No loose pages. Minor rubbing to spine. Shallow crease to upper wrapper. With REVIEW SLIP. *** A first printing of this classic punk publication. A photographic reportage of 100 nights at the famous punk club the Roxy. Black and white photographs of the bands, audience and hangers-on, presented in chronological order. With 6 full page colour reproductions of publicity posters. *** The book was published in 1978 by Big. O, a company better remembered for printing posters in the late sixties. The glued binding hasn’t helped preserve this title for posterity; in order to see the many double page spreads the book had to by fully opened, causing the pages to come loose, add another 40+ years and the glue has dried and cracked, making complete copies, without loose or re-glued pages rare and expensive collector’s items. Our copy is very good considering, with no loose pages and most of the binding intact. *** The Roxy, situated at 41-43 Neal Street Covent Garden was London’s most famous Punk club and ran from December 1976-April 1977. It was situated in a converted warehouse off Covent Garden market, that had been used by the vegetable market. It had a bar upstairs and stage in the basement. Every punk band of any worth (and many that weren’t) performed here. A memorial plaque was unveiled on 25th April 2017 to mark forty years since closing.

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Book Details

AuthorDempsey, Michael
PublisherBig O Publishing Ltd
Publisher Year1978
Book ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Edition1st Edition
IllustratorRidgers, Derek
Murray, Humphrey (et al.)