Dingwalls Camden Town 1982 Flyer
Dingwalls Camden Town 1982 Flyer VG+ folded twice to fit into an envelope.
In 1973 a wine merchant called John Armit and his business partner Tony Mackintosh converted a warehouse along the canal into Dingwalls Dance Hall. It was designed to have a very long bar, the longest bar in London at the time, and it was open until 2am, as opposed to most pubs and bars which closed at 11pm. It featured live performances a few nights a week and became very famous for spotlighting up-and-coming musicians. It quickly became a favourite hangout for the likes of Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones, Dave Gilmore from Pink Floyd, jazz legend George Melly and artists David Hockney and Lucian Freud. Some of the legendary nights at Dingwalls saw performances by The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Ramones. Britain’s top punk band The Stranglers played there years before they released their first album, and Dingwalls hosted Blondie’s debut in the UK – a gig that went down as one of the wildest nights in the venue’s history.
Measures 29.5cm x 21cm.