"Lets a get a bit a rockin"
Label: Astralwerks rec.
Time: 56 min.
Style: Rock & Roll
The 101’ers were a pub rock band from the 1970s, notable as being the band that gave Joe Strummer (later of The Clash) his initial start as a musician. Formed in London in May 1974, the 101’ers made their performing debut on 6 September at the Telegraph pub in Brixton under the name El Huaso and the 101 All Stars. The name would later be shortened to the 101 All Stars and finally just the 101’ers. The group established itself on the London pub rock circuit prior to the advent of punk. The group was named for the squat where they lived together: 101 Walterton Road, Maida Vale, although it was for a time rumoured that they were named for “Room 101”, the infamous torture room in George Orwell’s novel 1984. The novel was later to become something of a manifesto for the political element of the punk rock movement.
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