Rick Burton: Elvis has Left the Building - Behind the Scenes at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park at Islington Museum

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To coincide with Islington Museum’s latest exhibition From Hollywood to Highbury, and to celebrate Museums at Night 2013, join us on a ‘rock and roll’ journey with a difference. Travel back in time to one of Britain’s best loved music venues and former cinema, the Rainbow Theatre at Finsbury Park. The anticipation of seeing the likes of AC/DC, The Kinks, The Jacksons, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley and Elvis Costello perform on stage was exciting for any concert goer but have you ever wondered what the view was like ‘behind the scenes’. To answer this intriguing question, there’s no-one better to guide us than former Rainbow Theatre stage manager, Rick Burton: “I started working at the Rainbow in January 1977 through to January 1982. It was a wonderful and sometimes dangerous five years.” Tonight’s unique presentation is a must for music fans of rock, reggae, punk and new wave music everywhere.

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17 May 2013 6:00 PM

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