100 CLUB STORIES: Stories wanted for 75th anniversary of iconic 100 Club

In celebration of the legendary 100 Club, a venue with as much character as the bands booked to play there, Ditto are collecting anecdotal stories from its 75-year history. From the musicians who have played there through to the bar staff and the customers they served, each unique story adds to the legend and myth.

The 100 Club opened in 1942 as the Feldman Swing Club. Since then it’s been a major part of the music scene and culture in London. In the 1970s that it became an iconic venue for the punk scene, hosting “the 100 Club Punk Special”, an event which included the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, Buzzcocks and The Damned. The event cemented punk as an idea and subculture.

A book will be published in spring, with various digital activations and events throughout the 75th anniversary year which runs until September 2018

To submit stories you can email it directly to stories@the100club.co.uk

“Music brings people together from all walks of life, and I feel very lucky and incredibly proud to say that The 100 Club has played a special part in the development of the British music scene for the last 75 years. It might be my name above the door, but this club is owned by everyone who has ever come through the doors, from the acts on stage, the crew and staff to the kids bouncing up and down on the dancefloor. I’m simply the guardian for the next generation.” JEFF HORTON 100 Club Owner

Leave a Reply