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THE UFO CLUB

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  THE BLARNEY, THE CARLTON DANCEHALL, RECTORS
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The former site of a series of clubs, begining with an early jazz club opened in 1919-1920, later a dancehall and in the mid to late 1960s a nightclub, the UFO Club. This was said to be Britain's first club for psychedelic music. It opened in 1966 in the basement of a 1920s and 1930s dance hall, (formerly Rectors, and then The Carlton Dancehall, later known as The Blarney when it was used by the Irish community). The house band was The Pink Floyd. Numerous other groups played at this venue including Procul Harum and Fairport Convention. The club was famous for its light shows and multi media events such as plays and poetry readings. The UFO Club moved to the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road in north-west London in August 1967 (see record 1346276). The Tottenham road premises may have also been later used as a public house and a fast food restaurant before being demolished and redeveloped as an Odeon Cinema.

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