BOOK TITLE: Ace of Clubs: A Celebration of the 100 Club
EDITOR: Digby Fairweather
FOREWORD: Jools Holland
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In ‘Ace of Clubs’ – via interviews with musicians, management and fans – Digby tells the story of London’s fabled 100 Club which opened in 1942 and was finally converted into a Charity by Westminster City Council in 2020 making it the longest-running music venue in the world! Drawing on the rich sources of tales about the clubs jazz habitués – as well as its later conversion to a comprehensive grass-roots policy including everyone from the Stones to the Sex Pistols – the book is by turn hilarious and moving and (most of all) a technicolour in-depth portrait of the years when the club’s by-line, for over twenty years, was ‘London’s Home of Traditional Jazz’.