And so another wonderful chunk of Soho’s rich musical history is set to disappear forever, with the news that the legendary 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street in central London is to close early next year.
I’ve been a fan of the venue for years – rough, tatty, tumbledown and full of history, it’s everything a good rock and roll venue should be.
Back in May this year, a petition was launched to save the venue, but even with over 17,000 signatures that wasn’t enough to hold off the developers that are killing off anything that can’t be sold for profit.
Earlier today, the 12 Bar posted this up on their Facebook page:
We are very sad to announce that The 12 Bar Club has been given notice to vacate Denmark Street by the middle of January.
The 12 Bar Club will live on
We will announce details of our new location shortly
I’ve had some fantastic nights at the 12 Bar, and I wish them all the best in finding another venue.
London’s music scene will be all the worse without the place.