because South Eastern Kings Cross, London, is a place where people live and work!

London WC1X – History: A walk on the wild side on any perfect day in 1972. Remembering Lou Reed & Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Mick Rock

A new plaque has been put up in July to the side of The Scala, formerly known as the Kings Cross Cinema, at Kings Cross Bridge remembering a gig 50 years ago, by the Jewish-American singer, musician songwriter and poet Lou Reed (1942-2013) and the US-singer, musician songwriter and actor Iggy Pop and his rock band The Stooges, who played their first UK-shows at the Scala at Kings Cross, WC1X, between the 14th of July and 15th of July 1972. The gigs happened in connection with David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Tour. UK-Music Scene photographer Mick Rock (1948-2021) is also remembered. The photos Rock took at the Scala appeared on the LP covers Transformer and Raw Power. Ham and High have more of the story here.

Search the plaque, but please don’t destroy….

Significant songs heard first in the UK at the Scala were :

Take a walk on the wild side.

Perfect Day

Search and Destroy

Learn more about Lou Reed Iggy Pop Mick Rock

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