A London pub landlord has caved into protests from fans of The Kinks
to keep iconic band memorabilia at the establishment. Brothers Ray
and Dave Davies
pleaded with the new owner of The Clissold Arms
not to remove photos, plaques and records from the venue - where they played their first gig in 1963 - to make room for an upmarket eatery.
Retaining the shrine to the Waterloo Sunset rockers attracted the support of ex-Beatle Ringo Starr
, singer Marianne Faithfull
and film director Julien Temple, who all signed a petition.
And the campaign seems to have worked. Caroline Jones, of the pub's new developer, says, "We have no intention of removing it."
Delighted Dave says, "This is fantastic for our fans. I've been getting emails from Japanese people saying they come over and visit the Tower of London and Big Ben then go to (this pub). Bizarre, but it's sweet."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)