100 Club Denied Government Help

(Gibson) London's 100 Club, a venue making the news recently as a host or rock stars rallied to try and stop its closure, has been dealt another blow.

According to the Daily Express, the guardians of England's past, English Heritage, submitted a request to the government to have the club listed as a historic building. Their application describes the club as "the oldest continuously running (and surviving) live music venue in the capital."

The British government declined the bid, however, with a spokesperson for John Penrose, the minister responsible, telling the Sunday Telegraph: "There's no denying the club's place in British pop music history but in the end it's only the stage and the signage that mark it out as being any different from any other basement club. I can't help but feel that giving the cradle of punk rock listed building status would not be quite in tune with that movement's driving spirit." more on this story

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