David Bowie with The Lower Third
at The Marquee Club, Autumn 1965.
Lust, Anger, Moody.*
If possible, don't forget to tune into Radio2 tonight at 20:00 GMT for the first part of 'The History Of The Marquee Club' that we mentioned last week. (07/06/01 NEWS: MARQUEE SPECIAL PREVIEW.) Top Choice in most of today's radio listings, tonight's programme concentrates on the period from the club's inception as a Jazz club in the late fifties, to it's success as the premier London rock venue of the late sixties.
David's own fond memories of The Marquee feature heavily in tonight's broadcast, including music from and recollections about all of the bands he was a member of that played the venue. The former mod talks about his early days of clubbing around London including his own local venue The Bromel Club, and about his time in outfits such as The King Bees, The Manish Boys, The Lower Third, The Buzz and The Hooker Brothers:
"I guess I started going (to The Marquee) around '64. At that particular time I also had a band together, and we got our one gig at The Marquee in '64...And that band was called The King Bees, which was a beefier version of a band that I had before called The Hooker Brothers, named rather naively after John Lee Hooker...But I wasn't really aware of the other connotation of the word hooker! Never mind, The Marquee was our first real starring kind of thing, it was a big deal for us. That was in May 1964."
Next week's programme covers the period from the early seventies to the present day, and will take in David's very last appearance as Ziggy for the filming of 'The 1980 Floor Show'.
*All will become clear.