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The musical heritage of Birmingham had been highly varied, and has given the world many legendary artists.

Some Legends

The Electric Light Orchestra formed out of Birmingham during the 1970's.

Birmingham in the 1960's gave the world Heavy Metal innovators Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne even has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars.

Birmingham in the 1960's also saw the creation of The Spencer Davis Group, and Judas Priest.

In the late 1970's Duran Duran, as well as The Beat formed here.

Pop Will Eat Itself can boast members from this town.

Industrial/Heavy Metal innovators Godflesh were also another Birmingham creation.

Mott the Hoople's first single ("Rock and Roll Queen") had a B Side called "Road to Birmingham".


DJ Epicenter kicked off his Djing career here, and one of Alexisonfire's eariest releases was recorded in Birmingham.


The RoadHouse

250-capacity live music venue hosting Rock bands, tribute bands and stand-up comedy, also has an outdoor area.

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Wharfside Leisure Complex, Lifford Ln, Birmingham B30 3DZ

Scruffy Murphy's

A quirky, independent Rock venue, with long history, offering food, games and lots of live Heavy Metal.

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Dale End, Birmingham B4 7LN

The Jam House

Well known Jazz, Blues, and Rock acts in an intimate 3-storey Georgian building with top-floor restaurant.

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3-5 St Pauls Square Birmingham, B31QU, Birmingham

Edwards No 8

Known to most Rockers in the Country as EDDIES, “Edwards No.8” was at the centre of Birmingham’s Rock and Gothic scenes for over 20 years, and was Birmingham’s last remaining & true, Rock venue until it tragically burnt down a little after 1am on November 12th 2006. In the late 80’s it was the heart of a thriving Rock complex, which comprised two pubs/bars, a second club (“Edwards No.7”) located immediately beneath it, and another club named “Goldwyns” next door in an adjacent building. In common with all clubs it had it’s ups and downs (particularly in the late 90’s), but unlike it’s competitors it survived and was all the stronger for it’s ordeal.

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