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Picture of Plaque on Hare & Hounds courtesy http://openplaques.org/Come to King's Heath to visit the site of the former Ritz Ballroom on York Road where legendary pop stars of the 1960's played  including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Robert Plant, Jimmy Cliff, Spencer Davis Group, Gene Vincent and Bill Haley and the Comets. The Ballroom was part of the Regan circuit that was also the home of many local Brumbeat groups in the 1960's including The Modernaires, The Redcaps, The Cheetahs and Dave Lacey and the Corvettes.

King's Heath was also the home of Highbury Studio founded by Bob Lamb where UB40, Duran Duran and Ocean Colour Scene recorded in the past and many top stars still do.

Enjoy the stars of today and discover the stars of the future at regular live music and comedy nights at the:

  • Hare and Hounds
  • Kitchen Garden CafĂ©
  • Cherry Red's
    all on York Road,
  • The Station on the High Street,
    and the
  • Red Lion Folk Club on Vicarage Road.

And make sure you visit one of the few remaining independent record stores Polar Bear also on York Road .

 
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