Eel Pie Island, River Thames (c1910)


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Eel Pie Island, River Thames (c.1910)

It was once a bubbling cauldron of British rock 'n' roll. There was a five-month period in 1963 where you could see the Rolling Stones play there every Wednesday. The Who, Pink Floyd and Screaming Lord Sutch all did gigs at the Eel Pie Island Hotel, a rickety nineteenth-century ballroom that was lost to a fire in 1971.


Attribution: Old London postcard

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