The Marquee Club - A tribute site dedicated to the history of the legendary Marquee club at London's 90 Wardour street.

Timeline

1957
 

The Marquee ballroom, located at the basement of the Academy Cinema in 165 Oxford Street, host a series of Saturday and Sunday jazz nights featuring the Welsh pianist Dill Jones, who was running the club along with his manager Peter Burman.

1958

4 January

The "Jazz at The Marquee" nights are opened featuring the bands of saxophonist Kenny Graham and trumpeter Kenny Baker.

 

Harold Pendleton becomes secretary of the National Federation of Jazz Organisations of Great Britain and eventually brings over the legendary blues man Muddy Waters from the USA to play with Chris Barber. This is supposedly the first time that an audience ever saw an electric guitar in a London club.

12 April

Harold Pendleton becomes the owner of The Marquee Club.

19 April

The Marquee Club opened it's doors at 165 Oxford Street with a program that included jazz artists Kenny Baker and Michael Garrick Quartet.

1959

Resident artists: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra and Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Joe Harriott's Quintet, Andre Rico, and the 16 piece Cha-Chaleros.

December

The Marquee opens three nights a week: Monday, Thursday and Sunday. John Gee becomes secretary of the club.

1961
 

Harold Pendleton starts organizing the National Jazz Festival under the wing of the National Jazz Federation.

26-27 August

The 1st National Jazz Festival is celebrated at Richmond, Surrey, with a lineup including Johnny Dankworth, Chris Barber, Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents, Mike Cotton Jazzmen, Tubby Hayes.

1962

January

The Marquee Club starts a series of rhythm and blues nights on Wednesdays and Fridays featuring Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies.

10 May

Alexis Korner opens a new Thursday residence with his band Blues Incorporated. The Marquee became the most important club for the British rhythm and blues scene in the 60's.

28-19 August

The 2nd National Jazz Festival is celebrated at Richmond, Surrey, with a lineup including Johnny Dankworth, Chris Barber, Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents, Tubby Hayes.

1963

Resident artists:
Monday: Blue By Six, Big Pete Deuchar's Country Blues, Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, Manfred Mann, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Big Pete Deuchar's Country Blues
Tuesday: Cyril Davies All-Stars
Thursday: Cyril Davies All-Stars
Saturday: Manfred Mann, Hogsnort Rupert R&R Band

3 January

The Rolling Stones Marquee debut supporting Cyril Davies

13 April

Graham Bond 1st of 26 gigs. The Marquee starts opening also on Saturday evenings.

15 April

Manfred Mann's 1st show as Mann-Hugg.

10-11 August

The 3rd National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Richmond, Surrey, with a lineup including Chris Barber, Cyril Davis, Tubby Hayes Quintet, Joe Harriot Quintet, Long John Baldry and the Rolling Stones

19 September

Manfred Mann's 1st of 102 gigs with a Monday residency.

29 December

The Brian Auger Trinity's 1st of 24 gigs.

31 December

Legendary American bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson plays at the Marquee. This is his 1st gig in UK.

1964

Resident artists:
Monday: Manfred Mann, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Tuesday: Lester Dawson & the Blue Beats, The Blue Seats
Wednesday: The Brian Auger Trinity
Thursday: Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men, Cyril Davies All-Stars
Friday: the Yardbirds, the Authentics, the T-Bones

3 February

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1st of 42 gigs with a Monday residency.

6 February

Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men 1st of 77 gigs with a Thursday residency.
The Yardbirds 1st of 43 gigs with a Friday residency.

5 March

The Marquee opens for the last time at the Oxford St. premises featuring jazz saxophonist Stan Getz and the Yardbirds.

13 March

The Marquee opens at it's famous location in London's Soho at 90 Wardour Street with a night featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men and the Yardbirds.

26 June

The T-Bones 1st of 92 gigs with a Friday residency

29 July

The Marquee starts opening on Wednesday nights with a gig by the Yardbirds.

 

The Marquee extends it's activities opening the Marquee Studios in the upper floor of the premises.

7 August

The Marquee starts opening on Friday nights with the Yardbirds and the Brakemen.
The T-Bones and the Authentics become Friday residents a week later

7-9 August

The 4th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Richmond, Surrey, with a lineup including Chris Barber, Graham Bond Organisation, Georgie Fame, Long John Baldry, Manfred Mann, the Rolling Stones, the T. Bones, and the Yardbirds.

3 September

The Moody Blues 1st of 19 gigs with a Thursday residency.

24 November

The Who's 1st of 29 gigs with a Tuesday residency

26 November

Legendary American bluesman Howlin? Wolf plays at the Marquee

1965

Resident artists:
Monday: The Mark Leeman Five, the Moody Blues, the Yardbirds, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, Gary Farr and The T-Bones
Tuesday: The Who, Spencer Davis Group, The Mark Leeman Five
Wednesday: The Brian Auger Trinity, Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men
Thursday: Rod Stewart and the Soul Agents, Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men, Alex Harvey Soul Band, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds
Friday: Gary Farr and The T-Bones
Saturday: Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men, Alex Harvey Soul Band
Sunday: The Steampacket, The Graham Bond Organisation

 

The Marquee Club offers music classes of jazz and improvisation taught by Tubby Hayes.

1 March

Spencer Davis? 1st of 30 gigs

4 March

Alex Harvey's 1st of 35 gigs with a Thursday residency accompanied by his Soul Band.

5 March

Garry Farr & the T-Bones start a Friday residency.

15 June

Spencer Davis Group starts a Tuesday residency.

6-8 August

The 5th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Richmond, Surrey, with a lineup including the Yardbirds, the Who , the Moody Blues, Manfred Mann, Georgie Fame, Gary Farr & the T. Bones, Graham Bond Organisation, Chris Barber, the Animals, Spencer Davis, Brian Auger's Trinity, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry

26 November

Legendary American bluesman Howlin? Wolf plays at the Marquee

8 October

David Bowie's 1st of 20 gigs, playing as David Bowie & the Lower Third

1966

Resident artists:
Monday: Gary Farr and the T-Bones, the Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Alan Bown Set
Tuesday: The Action
Wednesday: David Bowie and the Buzz
Thursday: The Mark Leeman Five, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, the Move, Pink Floyd
Friday: The Mark Leeman Five, the Action, the Clayton Squares, the VIPs, Gary Farr and the T-Bones, Sands
Saturday: The Herd

 

The 1st Youth Jazz course is initiated and held at the Marquee club premises and Ronnie Scott's club.
The Marquee Club supports the NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) in collaboration with the National Jazz Federation, and it's premises became the room for the NYJO's auditions, supporting the creation of the London Schools Jazz Orchestra.

April

The Marquee Club starts Wednesday's Folk Nights

1 April

The Move's 1st of 27 gigs

9 May

Legendary American bluesman John Lee Hooker plays at the Marquee

31 May

Legendary American bluesman Ben E King plays at the Marquee

10 July

Simon and Garfunkel play their only gig at the Marquee

29-31 July

The 6th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Berkshire, with a lineup including Chris Barber, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Cream , Spencer Davis, Chris Farlowe, Gary Farr, the Move, Small Faces and the Who.

16 August

Cream's 1st of 7 gigs

26 August

Psychedelic band Syn plays the1st of 36 gigs

22 December

Pink Floyd's 1st of 11 gigs

1967

Resident artists:
Monday: The Herd, Neat Change, Syn, Arthur Brown, the Nice
Tuesday: Tony Rivers and the Castaways, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Wednesday: Al Stewart, the New Songs, Picadilly Line, Ten Years After,
Thursday: Marmalade, Neat Change
Friday: Sands, Timebox, The Long John Baldry Show, Terry Reid, Ten Years After
Saturday: Neat Change, Syn, the Tribe, the Dream

24 January

American guitarist Jimi Hendrix plays the 1st of 3 gigs at the Marquee breaking all records of attendance.

3 March

Timebox? 1st of 42 gigs

21 March

Family support Cream in the 1st of 16 gigs

12 June

Procol Harum's 1st of 2 gigs

20 June

Savoy Brown Blues Band plays the 1st of 28 gigs. They are supported by Ten Years After, who play the 1st of 28 gigs

11-13 August

The 7th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Berkshire, with a lineup including Small Faces, the Move, Tomorrow, Marmalade, the Nice, the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Ten Years After, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Donovan and Pentangle.

15 August

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac's 1st gig

11 September

Arthur Brown's 1st of 10 gigs

12 September

Georgie Fame's 1st of 7 gigs

2 October

The Nice become the 1st progessive rock band to play at the Marquee, this is the 1st of 32 gigs at the club

November

The Marquee Club starts Wednesday's Student Only Nights

1968

Resident artists:
Monday: The Nice, Neat Change, Nite People, Spooky Tooth, Taste, Tramline, Free
Tuesday: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Family
Wednesday: The Suggar Simone Show, Joe Cocker, Eclection, Fairport Convention, Love Sculpture
Thursday: Skip Bifferty, the Nice, Marmalade, the Beatstalkers, East of Eden, Spooky Tooth, Joe Cocker
Friday: Ten Years After, the Spirit of John Morgan, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Jethro Tull, Pegasus, Taste
Saturday: The Gods, the Iveys, Timebox, Neat Change, Dream Police
Sunday: Blue Rivers & His Maroons, the House of Lords

January

The club's newsletter includes a "calling all groups" ad, announcing the auditions of new bands for the Monday evenings.

19 January

John Morgan's 1st of 59 gigs

April

The Marquee Club starts Friday's Blues Nights

23 April

The Marquee celebrates it's 10th Anniversary featuring the Who presenting "Tommy".

24 April

Al Stewart's 1st of 30 gigs. He is supported by the folk rock band Fairport Convention, which plays the 1st of 7 gigs

16 May

Joe Cocker's 1st of 16 gigs

21 June

Free's 1st of 15 gigs

5 August

Yes? 1st of 38 gigs

9-11 August

The 8th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Berkshire, with a lineup including Jon Hendricks, Joe Cocker, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Jeff Beck Group, the Nice, Ginger Baker, Arthur Brown, Al Stewart, Fairport Convention, John Mayall, Jethro Tull, Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, John Peel, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Taste and Incredible String Band

30 September

Canned Heat play their only gig at the Marquee

18 October

The New Yardbirds, later known as Led Zeppelin, plays the 1st of 4 gigs

1 November

Colosseum's 1st of 16 gigs

12 November

Legendary American bluesman Muddy Waters plays at the Marquee

27 November

Van Der Graaf Generator supports Yes, being the1st of 22 gigs

1969

Resident artists:
Monday: Eclection, Renaissance, Clouds, Writting On the Wall, the Liverpool Scene
Wednesday: Yes, the Spirit of John Morgan, Circus, Keith Tippett, Mixed Media
Thursday: Terry Reid, the Spirit of John Morgan, Yes, Clouds, the Glass Menagerie
Friday: Taste, Blodwyn Pig, Hardin & York
Saturday: Spice, Procession, Octopus, Village, Writting On the Wall, Affinity
Sunday: The Explosives, the House of Lords, Trifle, King Crimson, Circus, Magna Carta

April

The Marquee starts celebrating Monday Audition Nights.

29 March

American Wet Coast band Country Joe and the Fish play their only gig at the Marquee

16 May

American band Steppenwolf plays at the Marquee supported by King Crimson, who plays the 1st of 17 gigs at the club

15 June

Folk rock band the Strawbs featuring Rick Wakeman on keyboards suppot David Bowie and James Taylor

8 July

Soft Machine's 1st of 3 gigs

9-11 August

The 9th National Jazz & Blues Festival is celebrated at Plumpton, East Sussex, with a lineup including Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Roy Harper, the Strawbs, the Who, the Nice, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Long John Baldry, Magna Carta, Family, and Chris Barber.

11 August

Renaissance's 1st of 15 gigs

9 September

Hard rock band Deep Purple plays their only gig at the Marquee, supported by Samson

14 November

Black Sabbath's 1st of 6 gigs

24 November

Space rock band Hawkwind's 1st of 2 gigs

1970

Resident artists:
Monday: Writting On the Wall, Julian's Treatement, Gracious
Tuesday: Hardin & York, Keef Hartley
Thursday: Rare Bird, Caravan, Writting on the Wall, Granny's New Intentions, East of Eden, Dream Police
Friday: Sweet Water Canal, Hard Meat, Nucleus, the Pink Fairies, T2
Saturday: Triffle, Custer's Track
Sunday: Magna Carta, Audience, Van Der Graaf Generator, Genesis

Resident DJs:
Bob Harris, Jerry Floyd, John Anthonny

January

Manager John Gee retires and is replaced by assistant Jack Barrie.

February

The Marquee Club gets a license for serving alcohol and a bar is opened.

 

Genesis? 1st of 10 gigs

27 March

Slade's 1st of 11 gigs, supporting Arthur Brown

April

The Marquee starts celebrating Sunday Special Nights by Stratton-Smith.

08 April

Wishbone Ash's 1st of 10 gigs , supporting Slade

19 April

Uriah Heep's1st of 5 gigs

June

The Marquee Club starts celebration Saturday's Disco/Dance Nights featuring DJ Bob Harris.

2 June

Humble Pie's1st of 5 gigs

5 June

Elton John plays his only solo gig at the Marquee

14 July

Supertramp's 1st of 5 gigs

15 July

Gentle Giant's 1st of 3 gigs

6-9 August

The 10th National Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Plumpton, East Sussex, with a lineup including Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, Van Deer Graf Generator, Wishbone Ash, Deep Purple, Jon Hiseman's Colosseum, Yes, Chris Barber and Caravan.

25 September

The Faces? 1st of 3 gigs

29 October

Barclay James Harvest's 1st of 2 gigs

11 November

Stone the Crows? 1st of 4 gigs . They are supported by Kiss, who play the 1st of 3 gigs at the club

1971

Resident artists:
Monday: The Pink Fairies, Patriarch of Glastonbury's Band, Skid Row
Tuesday: Hardin & York, Van Der Graaf Generator, Terry Reid
Wednesday: Steel Mill
Thursday: Comus, Armada
Friday: Patto, Anno Domini
Saturday: Steel Mill, Syrup, Custer's Track
Sunday: Sandhams Village

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Colin Prime, Rocky Rivers

8 January Queen's 1st of 4 gigs
 

The traditional circus decoration is supplied by black painting on the walls and the back of the stage featured the classical logo of the Marquee in yellow.

9 April

Status Quo's 1st of 11 gigs . They are supported by Thin Lizzy, who play the 's 1st of 8 gigs at the club

18 May

Rory Gallgher's 1st of 9 gigs

25-27 June

The 11th National Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at it's definitive and famous location in Reading, with a lineup including Arthur Brown, Lindisfarne, Wishbone Ash, Renaissance, Genesis, Colosseum, Rory Gallagher, Van Der Graaf Generator, Osibisa, and Vinegar Joe.

9 August

Comedian Vivian Stanshall plays the 1st of 2 gigs , supporting King Crimson

21 September

Nazareth's 1st of 11 gigs

22 September

Legendary rock n? roll American artist Gene Vincent plays his only gig at the Marquee

29 September

Vinegar Joe's, featuring Robert Palmer on vocals, play the1st of 15 gigs

1 November

Skid Row's 1st of 22 gigs

1972

Resident artists:
Monday: UFO, Gary Moore
Tuesday: East of Eden, Chicken Shack, Vinegar Joe
Wednesday: Armada, Alex Harvey, Al Stewart
Thursday: Vinegar Joe, Beggars Opera, Morgan, Armada, Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Friday: Brewer's Droop, UFO
Saturday: Custer's Track, Crew, the Pieces Fit, Flesh, Mahatma Kane Jeeves
Sunday: Skid Row, Gwenyway

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Colin Prime, John Vine

8 March

Holland progressive rock band Focus? 1st of 2 gigs

27 April

Camel's 1st of 12 gigs

31 May

UFO play the 1st of 43 gigs at the Marquee. They are supported by Roxy Music who play their only gig at the club

20 June

German krautrock band Amon Duul II plays their only gig at the Marquee

11-13 August

The 12th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Curved Air, Electric Light Orchestra, the Faces, Focus, Genesis, Magma, Matching Mole, Nazareth, Status Quo, Alan Stivell, Ten Years After, and Roy Wood's Wizzard.

15 December

Babe Ruth's 1st of 24 gigs

1973

Resident artists:
Monday: Trapeze, Patto, Babe Ruth, Mahatma, Ace
Tuesday: Alex Harvey Band
Wednesday: Strider, Jonesy, Stray Dog, Heavy Heart, Wild Turkey
Thursday: Mahatma
Friday: Strider
Saturday: Mahatma Kane Jeeves, Flesh, Dark Star
Sunday: Writing on the Wall, Mahatma

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming

April

The Marquee Club celebrates it's 15th anniversary.

6 June

Breton celtic artist Alan Stivell plays his only gig at the Marquee

11 July

Leo Sayer's plays his only gig at the Marquee

3-4 August

Eric Burdon's 1st of 3 solo gigs

18 August

American punk pioneers The Heavy Metal Kids? 1st of 16 gigs

24-26 August

The 13th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Aerosmith, Chris Barber, Spencer Davis, the Faces, Genesis, Rory Gallagher, Greenslade, Steve Harley, Alex Harvey, Premiata Forniera Marconi, and Status Quo.

19-20 October

David Bowie plays 2 shows at the Marquee for the filming sessions of TV show "The 1980 Floor Show".

21 November

British folk and medieval rock band Gryphon plays the1st of 10 gigs

1974

Resident artists:
Monday: String Driven Thing
Tuesday: Stray
Wednesday: Jack the Lad, Strider
Thursday: Quadrille, Camel, Sparrow, Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias
Friday: UFO
Saturday: Dark Star, Procession
Sunday: Writing on the Wall, Zzebra

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming, Mark Poppins

11 February

Judas Priest's 1st of 11 gigs

23-25 August

The 14th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Barclay James Harvest, Camel, Focus, Greenslade, Alex Harvey, Heavy Metal Kids, Long John Baldry, G.T.Moore, Nutz, Pretty Things, Procol Harum, 10cc, Traffic, and Thin Lizzy.

1975

Resident artists:
Tuesday: Savoy Brown, Medicine Head, Stray, Snafu, Babe Ruth
Wednesday: A Band Called O, Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias
Thursday: Fusion Orchestra, Ariel, Upp
Friday: Ducks Deluxe, Back Door
Saturday: Grand Slam, Jack Straw, Orange, Consortium
Sunday: Upp, Overtown, Viola Wiills, Harlot, FBI, Clemen Pull, Hobo, Poodles



Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming, Mark Poppins

22-24 August

The 15th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Yes, Babe Ruth, Caravan, Climax Blues Band, Dr Feelgood, Hawkwind, Heavy Metal Kids, Judas Priest, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Alan Stivell, Lou Reed, Soft Machine, Supertramp, Thin Lizzy, Robin Trower, UFO, and Wishbone Ash.

8-10 September

The new reincarnation of Gong play three gigs at the Marquee

11 November

German hard rock band Scorpions? 1st of 3 gigs

12 November

Motorhead's 1st of 5 gigs

22 December

Jazz rock band Brand X featuring Phil Collins on drums play the 1st of 6 gigs

1976

Resident artists:
Monday: Druid, AC/DC, the Fabulous Poodles, AFT
Wednesday: Back Door
Thursday: The Enid, Sassafras
Friday: National Flag, Loving Awarneness
Saturday: Giggles, Bearded Lady, the Foster Brothers
Sunday: Nova, Palm Beach Express, Asylum, Giggles, Woody Woodmansey's U-Boat

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming

12 February

Punk rock band Eddie & the Hot Rods play the 1st of 12 gigs . They are supported by the Sex Pistols, who play their London debut and their one and only show at the club after being banned for damaging Eddie & the Hot Rods? gear.

19-21 April

Manfred Mann's new reincarnation, Manfred Mann's Earthband, play at the Marquee

11-12 May

AC/DC? 1st of 11 gigs

27-29 August

The 16th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Gong, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Manfred Mann, Van Der Graaf Generator, Phil Manzanera, Camel, Rory Gallagher, the Enid, Brand X, AC/DC, Ted Nugent, and Black Oak Arkansas.

1977

Resident artists:
Monday: Muscles
Tuesday: Bert Jansch, Generation X, Roogalator
Wednesday: George Hatcher Band, Gryphon, the Motors
Thursday: Ultravox
Friday: Ultravox, Gloria Mundi
Saturday: Hungry Horse, the Stukas, Adam & the Ants
Sunday: Salt, Bearded Lady, Lee Kosmin Band, Plummet Airlines, Zaine Griff & Screener, Grand Hotel, Suburban Studs

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming

25 February

Synth pop band Ultravox plays the1st of 19 gigs with a Thursday/Friday residency

31 March

Generation X? 1st of 10 gigs

3-6 July

The Dammed play 4 gigs at the Marquee

3 August

Boomtown Rats? 1st of 5 gigs

August

The 17th Jazz, Blues & Pop Festival is celebrated at Reading, with a lineup including Aerosmith, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Doobie Brothers, Electric Chairs, the Enid, Golden, Earring, Graham Parker, Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox!, and Uriah Heep.

12 November

New wave band Adam & the Ants play the1st of 15 gigs with a Saturday residency

23 November

XTC's 1st of 3 gigs

1978

Resident artists:
Monday: The Stukas, Hi-Fi, the Boys
Tuesday: Bethnal, Dire Straits
Wednesday: the Smirks
Thursday: Adam & the Ants, the Authomatics, Ian Gillan Band
Friday: Window
Sunday: The Boyfriends

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming

22 January

The Police's 1st of 4 gigs

24-25 February

The Jam's 1st of 3 gigs

21 March

Dire Straits? 1st of 6 gigs

12-14 June

Ian Gillan Band's 1st of 11 gigs

7 August

Steve Hillage's 1st of 2 gigs

25-27 August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including Ultravox, the Jam, Lindisfarne, Status Quo, Ian Gillan Band, Foreigner, Patti Smith, and Slade.

1979

Resident artists:
Tuesday: The Extras
Wednesday: The Lurkers
Thursday: Warm Jets
Saturday: Showbiz Kids, Terra Nova
Sunday: Young Bucks, Little Bo Bitch, the Cure, the Jags, the Fabulous Poodles, the Young Ones

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming

22 January

UK Subs? 1st of 5 gigs

4 March

The Cure play the 1st of 5 gigs supported by Joy Division, who play their only show at the Marquee

2 April

The Pretenders? 1st of 8 gigs

29 June

The Fall's 1st of 4 gigs

24-26 August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including the Cure, Wilko Johnson, Motorhead, the Tourists, the Police, Steve Hackett, Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, the Ramones, Climax Blues Band, Whitesnake, and Peter Gabriel.

19 October

Heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 1st of 2 gigs

13-14 December

Simple Minds? 1st of 4 gigs

1980

Resident artists:
Monday: Iron Maiden, U2
Thursday: Iron Maiden
Friday: Iron Maiden
Saturday: Iron Maiden

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Ian Flemming, Mandy H

2 January

U2's 1st gig at the Marquee

27 March

Def Leppard 1st gig at the Marquee

28-29 May

Robert Fripp's project The League of Gentlemen play two gigs

18 August

Rainbow's 1st gig at the Marquee

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including Rory Gallagher, UFO, and Whitesnake.

9 September

Duran Duran's 1st gig

1981

Resident artists:
Monday: Thompson Twins
Tuesday: More
Wednesday: Pretty Things

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd

5 January

Thompson Twins? 1st of 8 gigs

22 April

Neo progressive rock band Twelfth Night play their 1st of 12 gigs

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including Girlschool, Ian Gillan, and the Kinks.

20 October

Marillion's 1st of 21 gigs

1982

Resident artists:
Monday: Thomas Dolby
Wednesday: Marillion
Thursday: Marillion, Hanoi Rocks
Friday: Marillion,
Saturday: Marillion, Twisted Sister
Sunday: The Truth

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd

4 March

Magnum's 1st gig at the Marquee

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including Budgie, Iron Maiden, and Michael Schenker.

15 November

Electronic music artist Thomas Dolby's 1st gig at the Marquee

18-20 December

Twisted Sisters? 1st gig

1983

Resident artists:
Monday: Motorhead, Stray
Tuesday: Twelfth Night
Friday: The Truth
Saturday: Pallas, Twelfth Night

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Martin Ball

3 February

IQ's 1st gig

11 April

Ten Years After return for one show at the Marquee to celebrate it's 25th anniversary

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated, with a lineup including the Stranglers, Black Sabbath, and Thin Lizzy.

1984

Resident artists:
Monday: Diamond Head
Tuesday: Diamond Head, Grand Slam
Wednesday: Time UK, Thor
Thursday: Night Fly
Saturday: Dumpty's Rusty Nuts, Twelfth Night
Sunday: Twelfth Night

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Martin Ball

12-14 February

Diamond Head's 1st gig

14-19 March

Metallica's 1st gig

August

The Reading Rock Festival is not celebrated this year.

1985

Resident artists:
Tuesday: Yes Let's, Marillion
Friday: Dumpy's Rusty Nuts

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd

August

The Reading Rock Festival is not celebrated this year.

1986

Resident artists:
Monday: John Waite and the No Brakes Band
Wednesday: State Trooper, Tragedy
Friday: FM

Resident DJs:
Jerry Floyd, Monty Zero

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated again with a lineup including Killing Joke, Hawkwind, and Saxon.

1987

August

The Reading Rock Festival celebrates it's 25th anniversary with a lineup including the Mission, Status Quo, and Alice Cooper.

1988
18 July The Marquee Club at 90 Wardour Street closes down to be demolished and relocated. Joe Satriani plays the final show.
31 July The Marquee Club is relocated to 105-107 Charing Cross in London’s Soho. Kiss, Silverwing, and Lisa Dominique opens the first night.

16 August

The Marquee Club helds the official opening party at 105-107 Charing Cross featuring Kiss.

August

The Reading Rock Festival is celebrated with a lineup including the Ramones, Starship, and Squeeze. This was the last year that Marquee Promotions was ever involved in the organization of the festival.

1992

December

The Marquee Club closes down.

2002

September

The Marquee Club is re-launched at the Islington Academy, 16 Parkfield St., by the Eurythmic's Dave Stewart.

December

The Marquee Club closes down.

2004
September The Marquee Club is re-opened in London's Soho at 1 Leicester Square, run by Plum Promotions.
2005
October TheMarqueeclub.net is online in the Internet. This is the first time that a database and resource work on the club is published in the media.
December The Marquee Club at 1 Leicester Square closes down.
2007
5 September The Marquee Club opened it's doors at 14 Upper St Martin's Lane in London's Soho.
   

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