The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in London with Tim Barron

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in London with Tim Barron


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Starting outside Abbey Road Studios at the infamous crosswalk, we will discuss the Beatles' interaction with London, where they started and where they ended their career. We will also dive into all of the other innovations that came out of Abbey Road including Britain’s first-ever rock ‘n’ roll single and the first-ever Dolby recordings.

Our stroll will then take us to other locations of rock history in London. Together we will virtually visit the Beatles’ last gig venue on a London rooftop, the Bag O’Nails club where Jimi Hendrix played his first set in the UK, and the Sex Pistols home base. We will spot the pub where the Rolling Stones first met and the basement studio where they recorded their first album. Ziggy’s photoshoot locations and the recording studios made famous by “Bohemian Rhapsody” are on our list, too. We end in ‘Tin Pan Alley’ the hot spot for vintage and classic guitars and also the location for Adele’s first London gig.

Led by a rock musician and performer, Tim Barron, this interactive seminar will explore the sites and scenes of rock ‘n’ roll in London. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a deeper knowledge of this five billion dollar industry and a longing to visit London to pay respects to the gods of rock.

Tim Barron has been a Blue Badge London tour guide for the past 5 years, working extensively for Context Travel. Having graduated in Environmental Sciences back in the 1970s, he followed his passion for the performing arts and became an actor/musician, starring in the West End. He has varied interests from archaeology, architecture, and modern art to classic cars and guitars. A Londoner who loves nothing more than to share his knowledge with others.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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J.M.
Excellent Talk

Tim has a wide-ranging knowledge of music and London, but what made the lecture so enjoyable was his personal connection to these places and his irrepressible cheek.

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J.
Fun, engaging, and full of info

This was such a great seminar! Tim had such great stories about the rock n roll locations in London. This conversation is perfect for people who remember the famous rock stars and want to see where they lived and worked. So much interesting things to hear about.

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Tim Is Terrific!

This is my second “tour” with Tim Barron—the first was an in person one several years ago—and he was once again terrific. I learned a lot. I appreciated the way he structured the program to mimic an actual walking tour, complete with map and videos in front of the locations. I also appreciated being to ask questions during the program rather than only at the end. Tim is really terrific.

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J.
Great tour

Really interesting tour with lots of photos and stories. You felt like you were walking the streets of Soho. I would sign up for tours by Mr. Barron again.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
75%
(6)
13%
(1)
0%
(0)
13%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
J.M.
Excellent Talk

Tim has a wide-ranging knowledge of music and London, but what made the lecture so enjoyable was his personal connection to these places and his irrepressible cheek.

J
J.
Fun, engaging, and full of info

This was such a great seminar! Tim had such great stories about the rock n roll locations in London. This conversation is perfect for people who remember the famous rock stars and want to see where they lived and worked. So much interesting things to hear about.

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A.

Guest did not leave comment

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E.
Tim Is Terrific!

This is my second “tour” with Tim Barron—the first was an in person one several years ago—and he was once again terrific. I learned a lot. I appreciated the way he structured the program to mimic an actual walking tour, complete with map and videos in front of the locations. I also appreciated being to ask questions during the program rather than only at the end. Tim is really terrific.

J
J.
Great tour

Really interesting tour with lots of photos and stories. You felt like you were walking the streets of Soho. I would sign up for tours by Mr. Barron again.