25th May 2020 marks a special anniversary for the Ealing Club. Travel back to 2018 and Mick Jagger was fronting The Rolling Stones at the London Stadium, where he announced the following:
“Playing Harmonica is significant to me . We’re going to play a blues number like we did in the Ealing Club” … a few more people here tonight though ….. but same numbers”
The band proceeded to deliver a blistering version of Little Walter’s “Just Your Fool” to > 70,000 + fans packed into the former London 2012 Olympic Venue….
This announcement followed a series of special ‘Ealing Eclectic Gigs” held in collaboration with fans from Argentina and Brazil who had travelled to London to experience their legendary band on their home-turf. On May 24th, Chris Jagger and His Band played at ‘The Red Room’ following in the footsteps of the Ali Mac Band and Ben Waters.
The Ealing Club Community Interest Company was set up to ‘curate’ Ealing’s Rock ‘n’ Roll music roots and it was an honour to host these fans from afar who had been following plaque commemorations, exhibitions, festivals & development of the Ealing Club feature film documentary: Suburban Steps To Rockland.
In the coming months, we hope to see the Ealing Club film reaching out to more fans around the world having screened on TV in the UK, Ireland, NZ, Belgium & The Netherlands.
Of course, it’d be great to see The Rolling Stones back in action, playing together in the same room!