Oral history of jazz in Britain

Horton, Roger (12 of 15). Oral History of Jazz in Britain

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    100 Club

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    Roger Horton's flat in Central London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Horton, Roger, 1935- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Burnap, Campbell, 1939- (speaker, male)

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    Clark, Christopher, 1952-

  • Abstract

    Horton keeps a weekly accounting, rarely has a loss; a full-up Friday and Saturday nets a slight profit for the week. Lease up for review in 1995; current rent (1992) is £66,000. Intending to retire in 1995 and son Geoffrey will take it over. Geoffrey joined the club staff in 1983, Richard in 1986. Music and Dancing, Liquor, Security and Food licences required. Horton has never had a bank overdraft, never taken a bank loan. Reference to Jim Godbolt. The friendly nature of the club. Musician benefit evenings. Films made at the club: John Osborne's Look Back in Anger. The lack of a suitable musicians' dressing room at the club. The crankiness of the older punters. "Only young people can" make a successful jazz venue.

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