Iconic Music Venue Destroyed By Fire

Martin Bailey Martin.Bailey at netsoltech.com
Tue Oct 5 15:19:30 UTC 2010

It's sad, but the UK seems to be losing all the old venues where the Who used to play.
Watch out, Leeds University.

I was stood outside Hastings Pier just a few weeks ago...


>From http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/iconic-music-venue-destroyed-by-fire_1169231

Iconic Music Venue Destroyed By Fire

An iconic English pier that once hosted concerts by the ROLLING STONES, THE WHO, JIMI HENDRIX and PINK FLOYD has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Firefighters were called to Hastings Pier in East Sussex in the early hours of Tuesday morning (05Oct10) after flames were spotted by passing police officers.

But they were unable to stop 95 per cent of the 19th century structure - which stretches out into the English Channel - from being destroyed.

The pier was a major music Mecca in the 1960s and 1970s but has been closed since 2006 when it was ruled to be structurally unsafe.

Two teenagers are currently being questioned by police in Hastings on suspicion of starting the fire.

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