Were you there when …

Written by on September 21, 2015 in Music - Comments Off on Were you there when …
Brixton Academy ticket

Ticket for an Academy all-nighter from 1994 from the PHOP website

Are you a hoarder? A keen amateur snapper? Have you attended any of the thousands of memorable, or even forgettable, gigs, parties and clubs that have made Brixton such a centre of musical excellence?

If the answer is Yes, then BBC Music’s People’s History of Pop project wants to hear from you.

Its website already has several entries about Brixton, ranging from early blues dances to gigs at the Academy.

It’s your memories they are after, but if you have a ticket stub, photo or flyer, so much the better.

If you take part, you could be featured in a BBC Four series next year.

Just go to the website and start to reminisce … and please let the Brixton Blog know about your memories too.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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