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Book Launch & Signing - Rockin' At The 2i's Coffee Bar by Andrew Ing

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Friday 23rd April
5pm - 9pm

The book documents the legendary birthplace of British Rock n' Roll, the social history and the people - a must for all Rock n' Roll fans.

London in the 1950s was vibrant with artists, musicians and intellectuals. Right in the heart of the city, Soho was like a village community filled with cafes, pubs and clubs. And on the tiny stage of one of these: the
2I's Coffee Bar - many legendary musicians began their careers.

The dark basement of the 2I's at 59 Old Compton Street became a focal point for British skiffle and emerging rock 'n' roll. With The Vipers, Tommy Steele, Cliff Richard and The Drifters, Adam Faith, Marty Wilde, Vince Taylor and Terry Dene all performing there early on in their careers, it became part of the British history of rock 'n' roll.

Gathered together for the first time are the reminiscences of many of the musicians who played at the 2I's in the 1950s and 60s, as well as those who worked there or went along as teenagers to soak up the sounds of Soho.

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