The Hammersmith Palais is set to be destroyed after a council meeting last night rejected a late appeal from fans for the building to be listed.
Plans for its demolition were pushed through by councillors late last night after English Heritage ultimately decided that the building wasn't significant enough to warrant listing.
The venue will now be turned into offices and a restaurant, but Lucy Ibimy from Hammersmith and Fulham Council backed their judgement:
“We recognise the contribution the Palais has made to the west London music scene, but the golden days of the club are long gone.”
Truth? However brilliant that Clash song, if Strummer and Jones had never penned it it'd be hard to see an effort being raised to preserve the Palais.
Me, I've only been there once so wuheva. But I imagine it'll still be sad for those living in the area to see office blocks stand on its plot.
Like this supporter, his protestations thus:
"I don't need to tell you the significance of this building in terms of music - it had a huge hand in bringing jazz to the UK in the 1920s and has hosted many a legendary performance since, from Motorhead to The Clash to Bowie.
"While it's not the most spectacular-looking place from the outside, the interior is grand, and it sits in the middle of a conservation area - so why is it being flattened? Its musical legacy alone should grant it listed status."
Alas, it appears that his pleas have fallen on deaf ears.