The ROXY club on Neal Street, Covent Garden is long gone, but its memory lives on thanks to a newly installed plaque from the Seven Dials Trust.
From 1976 to 1978, the ROXY was synonymous with the punk scene. The Clash, The Damned, Generation X, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Slits, Adam & the Ants... all played early gigs at the venue.
40 years on, and the venue has been honoured with its own plaque. A gathering of punk notables assembled on 25 April 2017 for the occasion.
The plaque unveiling coincides with a photographic exhibition on the early days of punk. Fear and Loathing at the ROXY, curated by Jane Palm-Gold, collects together some of the era-defining work of Derek Ridgers, Ray Stevenson, Jeremy Gibbs and Rebecca Hale.
The plaque can be seen on the former site of the ROXY at 41-43 Neal Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden. The photographic exhibition is at 35 Neal Street and runs till 10 May 2017.