In 1983, the venue hosted an eye-popping 23 concerts.
1984 was almost as busy, with 20 big-name acts in the house.
We never saw the Beatles or Stones at the Roundhouse.
Prince never played the Arena, but played Memorial Auditorium in 1980, 19.
Radio 2’s Breakfast Show is as much the nation’s alarm clock as the temporarily muted chimes of Big Ben.
Mid-mornings would feel incomplete without a bracing dose of Ken Bruce and his challenging Pop Master quiz.
There was a bit of a revival in the mid-2000s, with 20 shows between 20, but the decline has been massive during the past decade.
On the bright side, we are seeing an upswing in shows at the Memorial Auditorium and Tivoli Theater, as well as some hot acts at Track 29 and other local stages.