Friday, September 23, 2022

Everly Brothers on Saturday

Appearing  this Saturday: The Everly Brothers.

Don and Phil Everly first became famous back in 1957 with Bye Bye Love and quickly established themselves as Rock n Rollers for the rest of that decade.

Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown and Walk Right Back followed successively before they moved into the rock-a-ballad style they later became synonymous with.

In the mid 1960's they chart topped with, Crying In The Rain, Devoted To You, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Love Is Strange, Ebony Eyes, When Will I Be Loved and other softer rock songs.

By the start of the 1970's both brothers had become addicted to amphetamines which lead to a nervous breakdown for Don and the duo stopped recording. By the time both were recovered, disagreements had turned into a feud and the brothers did not perform, nor communicate with each other for a decade and pursued fruitless solo careers.

Thirteen years after the split, they performed some tense reunion concerts together beginning in the UK in 1983 where they had agreed that they would only talk to each other whilst on stage, but only if it was necessary.  Encouraged by the media hype of the reunion, in 1984 they recorded, On The Wings Of A Nightingale which was to be their final song to enter the charts.

By the 1990's the brothers had made peace with each other, but their stop-start careers had eroded their following and they continued to perform one-off reunion concerts every few years until their last appearance in 2004 as featured artists for the Simon & Garfunkel tour Old Friends, Live On Stage.

We invite you to experience their heyday and bask in the incredible love songs penned by these talented and troubled souls.

Party in the Park is at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the stage show an hour later.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Getting back to normality..

The period of National Mourning has now drawn to a close.

London City Events will return to their normal schedules, starting on Wednesday with The World's End Pub music and trivia events.   We hope to see you there.

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Queen's Funeral today in London City

Thank you to everyone who attended the Queen's Funeral today in London City.  It was lovely to be in the company of so many caring people. Let us all hope that this shared experience brings the community even closer together.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

This weekend and public holiday in London City

Our regular events in London City remain changed during the period of National Mourning after the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On Friday we invite you to a 'get-together' from 1pm SL time (9pm UK) at Madame Lala's with ballads provided by Bailey.   

On Saturday at our concert area, we invite you to an event of reflection, again featuring befitting ballads.

We will not be holding events on Sunday.  

Monday has been declared a public holiday in the UK for The Queen's funeral.  An audio stream will be simulcast in London City throughout the day from 1am SL time (9am UK).  

National Mourning ends on Tuesday 20th September.  London City will resume its events on Wednesday 21st at Worlds End.

Thank you to all our patrons for the kind thoughts that you have shared with us at this sorrowful time.  The book of condolence remains open in London City until Sunday.

A continuous 24 hour live stream of the Queen Lying in State at Westminster Hall is available here on Youtube.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Get together at The Worlds End

The Royal Family escorting the Queen's Coffin to lay in state.

Katty and Coffee will be hosting a get-together at the Worlds End today at 11pm SL, with a selection of music in an event to bring the community together at this time of national mourning.

Friday, September 09, 2022

UK begins National Mourning


The UK is this morning grieving the death of Queen Elizabeth II, for 12 days.

King Charles III will address the nation today and declare the day of the funeral to be a public holiday.

In London, 96 rounds of gun salutes - one for every year of the Queen's life - will be fired in tribute to the late monarch from 1pm in Hyde Park by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.  Churches will also toll their bells.

Books of remembrance will be available in town halls and also online on the official Royal site.

On Saturday, Parliament will sit for MP's to take the oath of allegiance to the new King.  Parliament's timetable will be greatly reduced dealing with only emergency matters until the end of the mourning period.

Union flags will go back to full mask as the proclamation of the new King is declared, then return to half mast.

Details of the Queen's funeral will be announced during the weekend.

Please note that London City has suspended its weekend events in a mark of respect for the Queen.  Everyone is welcome to share their stories of her life as we come together in our grief.

Queen Elizabeth Memorial

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their condolences. 

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

It is with profound sadness that the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has been announced.

The Queen who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year has been the British head of state for 70 years. 

The monarch, who lost her beloved consort Prince Philip last year,  is also the head of state for Antigua, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and others, including the United Kingdom.

We send our sympathy to her family and all her Subjects who are affected by this terribly unhappy news.

Here in London City, with a predominantly British team, we have decided that as a mark of respect, that this weekend's events should be cancelled so visitors can pay tribute to The Queen.

May she rest in peace.

We have a book of memorial that you are welcome to sign: