This docco was on last weekend. I’ve only seen half of it, but well worth a watch. Repeated this Friday 19th, 11pm-1am on Freeview channel 11.
I’ve just finished Dylan Jones’ book covering 1975-1985 (has it been reviewed on here?) and it was excellent. At 650+ pages, it could easily have been longer.
I remember Covent Garden at the end of the 70s – rubbish in the streets, tube station closed at weekends, prostitutes and dealers going about their trade. I was a bit too young, and badly dressed, to attend the Blitz club.
Almost everyone who went there went on to be something in the arts. There was a lot more to the early 80s than monophonic wasp-in-a-jar synths.