The History Of The Marquee Club



A two-part documentary about the history of one of the most exalted music clubs in the world.

It started life in 1958 as a jazz club, but in 1962 it became one of the first to identify the trend for R and B and over the next few years became the focal point for this new music scene.

This programme remembers the club's early years with contributions from John Dankworth, Chris Barber and Harold Pendleton.


The conclusion of a two-part history of one of the world's most exalted music clubs.

David Bowie talks further about the 1970s and his final Ziggy Stardust performance at the Marquee, and Dave Stewart, Glenn Tilbrook, Brian May and Ian Anderson take up the tale of the Marquee to when it closed its doors in 1996.