Prepare to be transported back in time to the most defining decade of 20th century Britain!
This unique and immersive music heritage experience will captivate you with original music from the era while you learn about the cultural revolution that spawned Swinging 60s London from the live commentory by our friendly and experienced tour guides.
Travelling on board our Vintage London Bus, all tours travel through the very cradle of the 60s music genre – Richmond upon Thames.
Tours 1&2 run between the HARD ROCK CAFE in London’s Piccadilly and ONE KEW ROAD, Richmond, immediately opposite Richmond Station with fast and frequent train/tube services to and from Central London.
Formally the Station Hotel, original home to the Crawdaddy Club, One Kew Road was where The Rolling Stones kicked off their illustrious career in February 1963. Our tours take in the homes of celebrated 60s music legends and locations like Eel Pie Island and Twickenham Studios where The Beatles filmed ‘HELP!’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. You’ll see where Rod Stewart got his first break and pass by iconic music venues in Barnes and Putney. We’ll transport you down the King’s Road and its many historic sites like the Chelsea Drug Store, immortalised by The Rolling Stones, where Swinging 60s fashion was created and sold and where Roman Polanski married Sharon Tate in 1968.
Tour 3 (Coming soon) will start and finish at One Kew Road and include a more comprehensive tour of Richmond’s CRADLE Of ROCK with stops along our route.
Music Heritage London is thrilled to have brought together bands of the highest calibre and global reputation for your ultimate enjoyment in one of London’s most iconic venues. One Kew Road (immediately opposite Richmond Station) was know in the 60s as the Station Hotel and home to the original Crawdaddy Club where, on Sunday 24th February 1963, The Rolling Stones launched their career playing to an audience of just 3. By the time The Beatles came to watch them at this venue on Sunday 14th April that same year, fans were queuing well over the railway bridge at the rear of the building.
On Sun 5th May, Dick Rowe of Decca Records attended the Stones gig here at the suggestion of George Harrison and signed them immediately. Less than a month later, Decca released their first hit ‘Come on’. The Rolling Stones played their final gig here on Sun 16th June 1963 before being replaced as resident band by The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page at the new home 200 yards away on Richmond Athletics Ground also home the Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival (1961-1965) forerunner to today’s Reading Festival.
TICKETS TO ALL GIGS ARE £10 ONLINE OR £15 ON THE DOOR
SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
“Richmond’s favorite 60s Rock Band as featured at the 2015 RWC Fan Zone”
– Music Heritage London
SUNDAY 09TH OCTOBER
THE BRITISH INVASION + SUPPORT BAND
All the way from the USA on a UK tour playing Old Trafford Stadium – Manchester, Liverpool’s iconic Casbah Coffee Club and Cavern Club before the coming down to the Original Crawdaddy Club in Richmond
SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER
THE TREMBLING WILBURYS
No better Harrison/Orbison look & sound-a-likes in one of the UK’s best tribute bands currently playing top London venues
SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
This will be one of the most memorable nights at the original Crawdaddy Club with a line-up and cameo appearances by the legends themselves. If you want to see the real deal then book early for this once in a lifetime event! Final line-up will be announced soon.
SUNDAY 04TH DECEMBER
NOT THE ROLLING STONES
Back by popular demand, you wont believe it’s not Jagger!
– Frank Skinner
EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE
- FREE MEMBERSHIP to the original Crawdaddy Club for 12 months
- MEMBER OFFERS on future tours, events & merchandise
- NO QUEUING at the Hard Rock Cafe with our meal option tickets
- FREE ENTRY to ‘The Vault’, London’s only rock museum
- 25% OFF food & drinks bill at One Kew Road, Richmond
Music Heritage London Ltd was launched in 2014 to help package and promote the vast and unique music heritage and history of West London to a wider National and International audience and by doing so, help celebrate and perpetuate the 60s music and cultural legacy for future generations.
All ticket holders who attend our tours and events at One Kew Road will enjoy a massive 25% OFF their food and drinks bill when ordered together. If you’d like to support this initiative then please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and register your name above for FREE membership.
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Telephone: 020 8940 1040
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