The Marquee Club - A tribute site dedicated to the history of the legendary Marquee club at London's 90 Wardour street.

Colin Earl

Colin Earl

"I later saw the 'Experience' and Cream at their first gigs at the Marquee club. Hendrix was fantastic, I'd never seen or heard anything like it, but I did prefer Cream mainly because their music was more traditional, especially early on. The other band I saw regularly was Cyril Davies All-Stars, and for me, they were the best, especially when they had Carlo Little on drums and Nicky Hopkins on piano. I later heard an album by Nicky, and it was dreadful! All strings and massive orchestrations, no blues, no rock'n roll, yuk! It's the sort of thing that happens when middle-of-the-road record company 'execs' think they know best."