The Marquee Club was until 2008 the existing concert hall in London, which was opened in June 1958. He was especially in the 1960s and 1970s for numerous formations as a springboard into the international music business.
His highlight as a jazz club had the Marquee Club in the time from 1958 when Harold Pendleton was the owner, founder of the National Jazz Federation and manager of Chris Barber. From the beginning he also brought blues musicians in the program that dominated from 1963.
Until the mid-1960s, the club was a hub of the Swinging London 's Oxford Street. Then the Marquee had his domicile in Wardour Street ( Soho ). The club, which was regarded as the Mecca of British blues - rock scene, found two nightly live acts of one hour duration instead. In the Club included performances by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Steamhammer, Marmalade, Amen Corner, Scorpions, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Dick Taylor, Queen, Oasis, The Who, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Dream Theater, The Nice, Wham!, Dick Morrissey and Rory Gallagher. The Rolling Stones gave there on July 12, 1962 their first concert under their band name.
At its 25th anniversary, there were 1983 reunion concerts of John Mayall 's Bluesbreakers ( with ex- Rolling Stone Mick Taylor on guitar ), the Yardbirds ( with original members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell - Smith), Manfred Mann, Ten years After, Alexis Korner and Man.