Plaque

Mellow Mix Studios in Hackney

Hackney Central Hall, Library and Mellow Mix Studios
Mellow Mix Studios in Hackney

Erection date: 12/11/2022

Inscription

Mellow Mix Studios, together with the community of Hackney, honouring our kings and queens of music.
{a list of 29 names, in no apparent order}
Kings and queens, we salute you.

The Hackney Citizen reported that the names on the plaque are all "late African-Caribbean musicians with 'strong ties' to Hackney".

Site: Hackney Central Hall, Library and Mellow Mix Studios (2 memorials)

E8, Mare Street, Hackney Picture House

The Hackney Central Library was opened  in 1908. It shut in the 1990s and in 1999 a new library opened in Town Hall Square, on the other side of Mare Street . In 2000 the old Library building was refurbished as the Ocean music venue which closed in 2004. From the Evening Standard: "Picturehouse Cinemas has acquired the council-owned Hackney Ocean, which collapsed with money troubles. The Mare Street venue had a poor reputation after several violent incidents, including up to 150 youths pelting police with bricks and bottles after an under-18s party in 2004." In about 2011 it became the Hackney Picturehouse cinema.

This old Central Library building is often confused with the Hackney Methodist Central Hall which is the next door building to the north (left in our photo), opened 1925. Both buildings are now branded as the Hackney Picturehouse cinema.

If you are interested in the stone used to face this building see Building London.

In our photo the man in the loud checked jacket is walking in front of the Library foundation stone. The man on his own in the very restrained dark jacket is just about to walk past the Mellow plaque.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Mellow Mix Studios in Hackney

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Jah Spirit

We are confused. Every other entry on the Hackney plaque is the name of an in...

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Jean Adebambo

British singer, best known for songs in the lovers rock genre. Born Islington...

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Elroy Bailey

Reggae artist, former bass player for Black Slate and session musician. Born ...

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Harry Beckett

Harold Winston "Harry" Beckett. Trumpeter and flugelhorn player. Born Barbado...

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Dennis Brown

Singer. Born in the Jubilee Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica. A child prodigy, he ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Mellow Mix Studios

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Hackney Central Hall and Library - foundation

Hackney Central Hall and Library - foundation

This stone was laid by HRH Princess Christian on Saturday the 23rd March 1907...

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