The 100 Club, launched in 1942 as the Feldman Swing Club, was frequented by GIs during the war, and by the stars of British and global jazz in the 1950s, including BB King and Muddy Waters. But it was in the 1970s that it became an iconic venue for the punk scene, hosting “the 100 Club Punk Special”, an event which included the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, Buzzcocks and The Damned. The event cemented punk as an idea and subculture.
It wasn’t just incredible bands that emerged from this independent venue, but tribes of fans devoted to new ways of thinking. The book features stories from everyone from club punters to internationally famous musicians, alongside archive imagery, much of it completely unseen prior to now.
Case bound with a screen printed cover, coloured papers and special inks, this is a truly fitting artefact for one of the UK’s most beloved institutions.
162pp Offset litho
Edition of 1000
210 × 290mm portrait
Released in collaboration with Fred Perry