The Beat


The Beat (l-r): Saxa, David Steele, Dave Wakening, Andy Cox, Everett Morton, Ranking Roger

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The Electric Ballroom -The 2-Tone evening opening show, 1979


The Electric Ballroom was forced to close down after about 9 months due to noise complaints. After new soundproofing it re-opened in 1979. The opening show was a 2-Tone evening, featuring The Specials, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Madness and The Selecter.