Friday, 14 September 2018

The Who - Quadrophenia

DC Editor Adam writes…


I'm out and about today leading the Rock'n'Roll London Tour at 2pm. Join me at Tottenham Court Road tube (exit 1)



On this day in 1979 the movie of Quadrophenia was released.



The film – based on Pete Townhend's rock opera released in 1973 – was shot on location in Brighton and London.


The Goldhawk Road, old stomping ground of The Who back before they were famous, was one of the London locations. Cooke's Pie & Mash shop featured in a scene with our Mod protagonist Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and his rocker pal Kevin (played by Ray Winstone)…






Sad to relate the shop closed back in 2015. Sad to relate because… it was blindin'.





If you are in that neck of the woods – West London – there's a plaque dedicated to The Who on the old Goldhawk Club at 205 Goldhawk Road. Here's the plaque…







And here's how to find it…






Listen to the original album here…


   

Buy the movie from HMV here: https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/dvd/quadrophenia





Join me on the Rock'n'Roll London tour with London Walks - meet at Tottenham Court Road tube 2pm. Book here (click the street sign logo below)


https://payatour.co.uk/products/the-rock-roll-london-walk




Get in touch of you'd like to book a taxi tour of The Who's London…









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