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Townshend joins TPAT fight for new generations

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 The Twelve Bar Club on Denmark Street, in Central London, which is due to be closed down, has hosted many rock legends since the seventies The Twelve Bar Club on Denmark Street, in Central London, which is due to be closed down, has hosted many rock legends since the seventies Photo: Mary Turner/The Times

On an historic side street in Soho in the centre of London lies the studio where the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix rehearsed and recorded, the shop where Pete Townshend bought his guitar strings and the rock club where Adele, Katie Melua and Keane played their earliest gigs.

Townshend, the guitarist and songwriter with The Who, has now called for this “massive chunk of rock history” on Denmark Street, known as London’s Tin Pan Alley, to be saved from redevelopment work and given protected status.

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The true 'unsung heroes' of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, 'We want to be in this special documentary film!'