Tin Pan Alley Tales is a documentary chronology of a unique street spanning some 300 yards and some 300 years. Presented as an urban Canterbury Tales our seventy five minute film, will be told by approximately 12 key characters who've had an historic association with Denmark Street. They will feature alongside those who've either lived or worked in London's only music street. Formed of some 28 addresses it was affectionately known as Tin Pan Alley the home of British music publishing and song writing from 1911 until 1991 and originally named after its Manhattan counterpart.
Each contributor will come from a different background. Songs and archival images will illustrate these compelling tales and secret histories from luminaries such as 1950's skiffler Chas McDevitt,
Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols (centre below at 6 Denmark St in the Pistol's old rehearsal space and flat) and author Will Self (centre below in front of Johnny Rotten's cartoon murals) . They will all feature in their own key sequences, alongside the famous, the infamous, and the unsung heroes of London's Tin Pan Alley.
Expect exclusive untold tales pertaining to David Bowie, Ozzy Osborne , Black Sabbath, and the Rolling Stones amid secret histories outside of music, but also from within the street itself.
Since we started running the Save Tin Pan Alley Campaign the true 'unsung heroes' of Tin Pan Alley - the musicians, the technicians and the people behind-the-scenes have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. People that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe. They're saying, 'We want to be in your film!' We have them here now.
They're 'ready, willing, and able' and raring to go!