Clash: Best London Gig Ever

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Clash: Best London Gig Ever
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The Clash's performance at the Rainbow Room in 1977 has been voted the Best London Gig Ever by Time Out.

The Finsbury Park gig, which also included The Jam, Buzzcocks, Subway Sect and The Prefects as support, came top of the 100 strong list compiled by "journalists and contributors".

The 'middle aged journos reminiscing about their youth' factor may have contributed to the Clash wining, but second place went to a much more recent gig: Brian Wilson's RFH gig last year.

In at third was another 70s Rainbow theatre gig, this time Stevie Wonder in 1974.

Here's the top 10 in full:

1. The Clash - Rainbow Theatre - May 9, 1977

2. Brian Wilson - Royal Festival Hall - February 20, 2004

3. Stevie Wonder - Rainbow Theatre - February 24, 1974

4. Rolling Stones - The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond - April 28, 1963

5. Duke Ellington - London Palladium - June 12, 1933

6. N*E*R*D with Justin Timberlake - Brixton Academy - November 9, 2003

7. Bob Marley - Lyceum Ballroom - July 17, 1975

8. The Smiths - Jubilee Gardens - June 10, 1984

9. White Stripes - Camden Dingwalls - July 30, 2001

10. The Beatles - The Pigalle, Piccadilly - April 21, 1963

Last Updated 20 May 2005