The Rainbow Threatre, London
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Live Music Venues We've Lost Over The Years
7. The Rainbow Threatre, London
Originally a cinema, Finsbury Park's Rainbow was the first live arena to see Jimi Hendrix set fire to a guitar. It was a true rock landmark and saw shows from Eric Clapton, The Ramones and Thin Lizzy, then later The Jam, The Cure and Joy Division. It also features in the 1980 film Breaking Glass, but closed a year later and is now a church.