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Frank Black donates 100,000 pounds to keep club open

Frank Black has reportedly given a generous donation of £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep London venue the 100 Club open.
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Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open.

The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to increasing rent and the costs of running the business.

In a statement which explained the reasons why the venue may have to close, the venue's director Jeff Horton said: "The 100 Club, now the oldest live music and entertainment venue on the Planet, will shut its doors for the final time at the end of the year unless a sponsor, funding or a buyer can be found, after accruing losses of almost £100,000 a year for the last three years."

The venue - in the centre of the British capital - is seen as a having huge historic relevance, from being a jazz club upon opening in 1942, which saw musicians such as Louis Armstrong perform, to its latter years as a rock venue.

The club is also an important venue in the punk movement, with bands such as Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Damned playing, while it has also seen countless hugely influential groups - such as Frank Black's band, Pixies - play, in the nascent stages of their careers.

Frank - who had asked for his donation to remain anonymous - joins a long list of musicians who are campaigning to keep the venue open, including Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood, The Kinks' Ray Davies, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie.

Trustees who join the fight to save the club are planning to apply for heritage status for it to secure its long-term future if they do manage to save it.

Posted on 16 Nov 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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