in Royal Festival Hall - the 1980's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Many Meltdowns - particularly Elvis Costello and Deborah Harry forgetting the words to The Tide is High - Patti Smith playing flute to Rock the Casbah - ballroom parties with The Slits and Martha Wainwright - and seeing the New York Dolls in the main hall - felt like a big piece of history.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 1 February, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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pop music performed by Debbie Harry, New York Dolls, Martha Wainwright, Elvis Costello, The Slits, Patti Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1980's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:09:11 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:21:12 +0000