On 16 December the Birmingham Civic Society can be unveiling a Blue Plaque on the location of the legendary Rum Runner Membership in Birmingham.
The previous Broad Avenue nightclub was as soon as on the centre of the 80s New Romantic scene within the metropolis.
The membership was famend in its day for its flamboyance and ‘something goes’ perspective. The positioning of the Rum Runner is being recognised for its contribution to Birmingham’s nightlife and music tradition.
The award will have fun the legacy of the previous nightclub which was as soon as the stomping floor of superstar vogue designers in addition to members of Duran Duran, The Beat, Dexys Midnight Runners and lots of extra.
Jez Collins of the Birmingham Music Archive says: “It’s improbable that the Rum Runner is being recognised with a Blue Plaque from the Birmingham Civic Society, following on from the award for the DJ Tony De Vit. This award is a superb finish to a improbable 12 months for Birmingham and our music tradition.
“We’ve had the unbelievable Commonwealth Video games Opening and Closing Ceremonies that highlighted town’s wonderful music, which Duran Duran carried out at. They’ve additionally been inducted into the Rock And Roll Corridor of Fame alongside fellow Brummies and Black Nation legends Judas Priest.”
The Rum Runner was first opened in 1964 by the Berrow household as a nightclub and shortly grew to become the place for musicians and celebrities to hang around and the place the laborious rock band Magnum had a residence earlier than occurring to worldwide fame.
Following a visit to New York’s well-known Studio 54 by brothers Michael and Paul Berrow, the membership was then rebranded with a brand new music coverage launched which led to the immense success of the venue.
Duran Duran’s Planet Earth video was filmed on location in addition to The Beat’s Mirror In The Rest room promo.
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