5th June 2017
Way before sniffer dogs greeted you at club entrances and metal detectors were a done thing, Bianca Jagger was waltzing into Studio 54 on a white horse and T-Rex was singing about white swans. Can you imagine? No probably not. We take a look back at some of the most era defining club nights of the 80’s. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.
You cannot mention 80’s and night life in the same sentence without taking a long hard look at The Hacienda nightclub. Based in Manchester, this was an Oasis favourite and spawned a generation of ravers. It shut its doors at the end of the 90’s and was demolished in 2002.
Only open for a year but this 80’s club set the tone for the look of the 80’s and the Blitz kids movement. Think Boy George and New Romantics.
The was a PUNK’s Mecca, also the birthplace of the punk genre too. Everyone from Blondie to Patti Smith and Iggy Pop played here between 1973-2006 when it shut its doors.
Hard core ravers listen up. Space, opened in 1989 is an all hours, after dark night club in the land of ravers hometown of Ibiza. Not for the faint hearted. Literally.
Although opened in 1940, the Copacabana kept its doors ajar until the early 90’s. Old Hollywood glamour in New York City with some of the biggest acts of the time playing on its small stage.